Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose... and to communicate in ways that create distrust and alienation, rather than connection.
At best, these habitual ways we think and speak hinder communication and create misunderstanding and frustration. And still worse, they can cause anger and pain, and may lead to violence, either physical or emotional.
Nonviolent Communication - also known as "Compassionate Communication" -- helps us avoid unnecessary suffering and contribute to peace in our world by helping people connect across differences in gender, age, race, sexual orientation, ethnic background, and religious and political beliefs. Join us to discover and practice these life-changing skills!
We meet in two separate, suitable pub/ Cafe/ Bar's in Central London and being public space's makes it a free event. We support each other with empathy, encouragement and NVC skills, using a combination of discussion, exercises and feedback.
The first Monday & Saturday of every Month is open for anyone to attend, even if you don't know much about NVC. Equally important as practicing NVC skills is our engagement with the spirit of community which NVC engenders. You may want to mainly observe a session(s) to experience how you feel about it.
All other Monday's & Saturday's are open to those who have read 'Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Life' by Marshall B. Rosenberg: http://www.slideshare.net/hajnali3/nonviole... or have watched the whole of the video below (runs for 185 minutes) :-
Note: We limit attendance to 10 & Meetups are usually posted around noon on Wednesday's.
Do visit our 'Discussions' ( button is to the right of 'Home' button ) for latest news/updates, or to post an idea/ suggestion of getting together with other Baby Giraffe's / or a question to the group. Your organisers are happy to answer any queries you may have, however small Cliff 0757 8474 301 or message us:)
We call the language that we practice “Giraffe language,” though its official name is “Nonviolent Communication.” We use the image of a Giraffe because it's a language of the heart, and a giraffe has the largest heart of any land animal.