What we're about

Gainesville Nonviolent Communication is a community of folks seeking personal and collective transformation through the power of self-responsible, honest, and compassionate communication and listening. We aim to connect hearts across Gainesville using Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org) and other tools. NVC is an exquisite form of taking responsibility for our lives, our communication, and our relationships.

It’s a language and set of tools for harmony where connection has been broken or lost, and for restoring a pathway to closeness, intimacy, and authentic expression with those around them.

We meet for those who want an introduction to the principles of nonviolent communication. Practice consists of teaching exercises, discussion, and role plays in which we apply NVC theory to our real lives. You are free to participate as much or as little as you would like.

Leif Stringer is a long-time student of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) currently pursuing his certification as a trainer with the Center for NVC. He works with individuals, couples, and organizations to deepen their capacity to weed through the language of disconnection and discover the beauty and power of our shared human values. He supports clients in strengthening their ability to express their joy and pain alike in ways that inspire healing, harmony, and closeness with those whom they care about. When not sharing NVC, Leif serves as a law school counselor and teaches communication and self-esteem skills to at-risk youth.

Marina Smerling is a life and communication coach who is committed to our evolution through the composting of shame into radical self-love, and the creation of a world where we no longer have to hide who we are, but rather, where our authentic and undefended selves can come out of the closet. She brings a decade of training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and coaching to her work with women, couples, and families.

Upcoming events (5)

GNVC Practice Group - Beyond the Basics

Online event

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month in 2020, you can expect an excellent workshop with a unique focus and a practice group, each taught by someone uniquely skilled. WE ARE VIRTUAL! PRACTICE WITH US ONLINE. We'll explore deeper ways to connect with others from our common humanity with new awareness and skills. Wednesday, August 19th will be hosted by Kathleen McKee - we will explore hidden labels in our speech that can create confusion and separation, and how we can better relate what we are actually experiencing, feeling and needing. All are welcome to come and build an inner foundation of compassionate communication. We ask for a $5 to $15 donation for this workshop and nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84552545179?pwd=WTlzRlFhK0dwc0YwWFU0U0ZQRmZtUT09 Passcode: GNVC Meeting ID:[masked] Looking forward to seeing you there! With Love, The GNVC team You are welcome just as you are, and if you'd like to learn a little prior to joining an event check out tools at www.gnvc.love

NVC Basics

Online event

This monthly workshop is designed to introduce you to some core principles and basic tools of Nonviolent Communication - compassionate communication that connects us in our common humanity. Join Kathleen McKee for a consciousness-raising and skill-building session in this online introduction to nonviolent communication. We will first explore ways that most of us have learned from an early age to sometimes unknowingly criticize, blame and defend because of a power-over style society and language that have been in place for centuries. Common words and forms of speech may seem normal but can lead to disconnection, pain, lower self worth, defensiveness, etc. We can shift our consciousness to our natural way of being to care for ourselves and others by looking for the needs behind what one is saying and doing. This bite-size event will build awareness as well as practical skills to distinguish and name what is true, what we feel & need, and make requests. We ask for a $5 to $15 donation for this workshop and nobody is turned away for lack of funds. You can send to [masked] via PayPal Email any questions or requests to [masked] Topic: NVC Basics Time: Aug 5,[masked]:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87199495277?pwd=c2I5V2tSdEYzVTAyVTJXWnlDTUJRdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: GNVC One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,051422# US (Chicago) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,051422# US (New York)

GNVC Practice Group - Beyond the Basics

Online event

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month in 2020, you can expect an excellent mini-workshop with a unique focus and a practice group, each taught by someone uniquely skilled. You will be supported with new concepts and learning. We often engage in role plays, and you are free and safe to participate as little or as much as you'd like. You are welcome just as you are. On August 19, Kathleen McKee will facilitate practice around awareness of hidden labels and how to replace them with truth and what we feel and want. From 6:30 to 8:30pm online on Zoom platform, see below. We ask for $5 to $15 donation for this workshop and nobody is turned away for lack of funds. If you'd like to learn a little prior to joining an event, check out tools at www.gnvc.love August 19 meeting connection info: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84552545179?pwd=WTlzRlFhK0dwc0YwWFU0U0ZQRmZtUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: GNVC One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,498582# US (New York) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,498582# US (Germantown) Dial by your location [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston)

NVC Basics

Online event

This monthly workshop is designed to introduce you to some core principles and basic tools of Nonviolent Communication - compassionate communication that connects us in our common humanity. Join Kathleen McKee for a consciousness-raising and skill-building session in this online introduction to nonviolent communication. We will first explore ways that most of us have learned from an early age to sometimes unknowingly criticize, blame and defend because of a power-over style society and language that have been in place for centuries. Common words and forms of speech may seem normal but can lead to disconnection, pain, lower self worth, defensiveness, etc. We can shift our consciousness to our natural way of being to care for ourselves and others by looking for the needs behind what one is saying and doing. This bite-size event will build awareness as well as practical skills to distinguish and name what is true, what we feel & need, and make requests. We ask for a $5 to $15 donation for this workshop and nobody is turned away for lack of funds. You can send to [masked] via PayPal Email any questions or requests to [masked] Topic: NVC Basics Time: Aug 5,[masked]:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87199495277?pwd=c2I5V2tSdEYzVTAyVTJXWnlDTUJRdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: GNVC One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,051422# US (Chicago) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,051422# US (New York)

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NVC Basics

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