NVC Intermediate Practice Group

Hi all, We enjoyed the communication and connection of Wednesday's group. The next meeting will be on July 3rd at the same location. If you're interested and have the experience described below then join us!

Vicki Lapp and Earl Wagner are forming a local practice group to meet our needs for community, empathy, and growth and we’re looking for others with NVC experience to join.

We envision this will have a few aspects:

  • To support communication and shared reality, we’ll talk about what is alive for us in our lives outside of the group, and also what’s happening in the communication within the group.
  • To support self-connection and growth, we’ll aim to remain attentive to feelings and needs. We’ll continually translate jackal language to needs-based giraffe language, and support each other in this process.
  • To support empathy, connection, and community, while participating we’ll agree to refrain from non-empathy (e.g. analysis, diagnosis, and blame) and advice unless specifically requested.

To ensure that everyone is on the same page, we’re looking for other participants who are already experienced with NVC. We’re assuming you already have the ability to recognize Observations, Feelings, Needs, and Requests, and Strategies. We do not intend to teach these concepts within the group. Instead, this will be an opportunity to discover and share how they appear in our lives.

The group will meet in a private home in Alameda or Oakland twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 7-9pm. The cost is $5 per meeting.

We would like to keep this group to a limited size to assure effectiveness and support intimacy and connection. Please call Vicki Lapp[masked] or Earl Wagner at[masked] to share your interest and discuss if the group is a fit for you.

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  • Jennifer L.

    would anyone like to carpool from oakland's dimond district?

    July 1, 2013

  • Jane L.

    Would love to carpool from N. Berkeley, Berkeley, or intermediate points. Hopefully you can contact me through this. Jane

    June 23, 2013

    • Ruth R.

      I would love to carpool with you from N. Berkeley. I'm near Tilden Park. i don't mind driving, but my car, even when cleaned, is doggish.

      June 27, 2013

    • Jane L.

      Hi Ruth - Sara Sunstein and I are going to carpool, and I'm sure it's fine for you to join. My phone is[masked], email is [masked]. Could you give me your contact info, so we don't have to go through meetup? Thanks, Jane

      June 28, 2013

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