David Weinstock

Founder of Somatic Consensus, international Nonviolent Communication trainer and Aikido instructor.

David Weinstock is a Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute, Stuart Heller’s Five Rings Coaching Institute, a certified international trainer of Nonviolent Communication, Aikido, the originator of Somatic Consensus and author of Becoming What You Need: Practices for Embodying Nonviolent Communication. He offers individual coaching, workshops, and classes fully include the less-emphasized nonverbal realm in which much communication occurs and help synchronize language, emotions, and actions to support a meaningful life that is deeply felt. David works with his clients to develop their abilities to self-direct, self-generate, and navigate through the complexities of life with greater clarity and integrity. David’s original work, Somatic Consensus, practices for accessing the wisdom of the body are applicable to a diverse audience. He has brought his leadership and teambuilding trainings into the corporate sector (Microsoft and Phillips), to NGO’s, to inmates in the prison systems (Freedom Project), and educational programs from preschool to advanced college level. He leads trainings locally and around the world—in his community, schools, prisons, organizations, and businesses on five continents. David draws from 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur and custom goldsmith. As a respected Master Goldsmith he helped to create Green Karat, an organization that tackles the environmental hazards of the gold industry by promoting recycled, post-consumer gold and stones. In addition, David has been a key member of Peace Dojos International, an organization that works for peace and justice by means of community service and trainings for self-mastery distilled from the martial arts. David’s book, Becoming What You Need explores practices for embodying Nonviolent Communication. David and his wife Judith, along with 8 other families, co-founded an intentional community where they have raised their family since 1990. They have devoted their adult lives to generating Community and committing themselves to an integrated and intentional way of living. All of David’s work–in particular his present organization, Liminal Somatics–is based on building our connection to one another and toward a healthy stewardship of the earth. He is committed to developing our capacity to value what each of us brings to the circle, to reclaim community and value diversity for the sake of creating a nurturing world for generations to come.

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