The chance to practice NVC in a supportive environment
How much do you know about Nonviolent Communication or anything similar and have you been on any courses?
Have you any skills, training, knowledge or abilities that may be of particular use to our group, for example facilitating a practice session generally or on a particular area of interest related to Nonviolent Communication?
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To help with arranging practice sessions:- "What London Borough (or area - or anywhere outside London) do you live in?"
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What days of the week and at what time would work the best for you to attend our meetups?
Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand, diagnose and to communicate in ways that often create distrust and alienation rather than connection. These habitual ways we think and speak often hinder communication, creating misunderstanding and frustration; still worse, they can bring about anger and pain which may lead to violence, either physical or emotional.
Nonviolent Communication (also known as "Compassionate or Collaborative or Mindful Communication") helps us avoid unnecessary suffering by contributing to peace in our world, helping people connect across differences in gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnic background, religious and political beliefs. Join us to discover and practice these life-changing skills!
We meet in a lovely, historical Quaker building near Old Street tube station and when attending an event, we request a £3 cover charge re rent, with no charge for the practice. We support each other with empathy, encouragement and NVC skills, using a combination of discussion, exercises and feedback. We usually do whole group work then break into small groups of (2,3 or 4).
Even if you don't know much about NVC, our engagement with the spirit of community which NVC engenders is as important as the practice itself. You may want to mainly observe a session(s) to experience how you feel about it.
However, we very much recommend you read 'Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Life' by Marshall B. Rosenberg, to help you understand NVC and to enable you to 'put in' as well as to 'get the most' from your practice session(s) It's available from Amazon and you can read the first chapter on our UK website:
Note: We limit attendance to around 12 people & Practice sessions are usually posted on Wednesday's. We recommend you RSVP early at this point to increase your chances of being one of the 12 people.
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 to ask 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 on Meetup:)
Weekend NVC foundation training by a certified Trainer would certainly provide a solid basis for continuing practice in our weekly group and we very much recommend it - Details :-
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.