What we're about

Let's enhance our lives! We'll cultivate a community where we connect in profound ways. Let's take our skill into the real world, to improve relationships, open possibilities for ourselves, and live within the joy, ease, and comfort that comes from understanding ourselves and others.

We'll work to recognize and embrace our needs. For some (most) of us, it will be our first time noticing important, yet unfulfilled human needs -- needs we must meet, in order to thrive.

In this group, we'll practice empathetic and honest communication. We'll discuss human communication and its effects on ourselves and others, pulling from various teachings to enhance our understanding.

Meetups run 2 to 2-1/2 hours and involve facilitated discussion on a selected topic, along with large and/or small group practice.

A lot of content will be based upon Marshall Rosenberg's, "Nonviolent Communication" (NVC), teachings Don't let the title mislead you. NVC is about listening in ways so people are heard and know they are fully understood. It provides tools to recognize feelings and needs underlying what is said and helps lead us to strategies that respect and account for everyone's needs.

A $1 to $5 donation to defray hosting costs are appreciated. No problem if you do not wish to donate or can only donate occasionally. Please still join us!

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Communication and empathy practice

Russell's Bakery & Coffee Bar

Communication and empathy practice

Russell's Bakery & Coffee Bar

Communication and empathy practice

Russell's Bakery & Coffee Bar

Communication and empathy practice @ Russell's

Russell's Bakery & Coffee Bar

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