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Empathy Cafe: Learn to Give & Receive Empathy (NVC)

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  • Friends Meeting House

    7 Moncreiff Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington (map)

    -41.296921 174.784378

  • Moncrieff Street is off Elizabeth Street, opposite Clyde Quay School. Friends Meeting House (Quaker Centre) is at the top of Moncrieff Street.
  • Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world. 

    Empathy Cafes based on Compassionate Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
    provide a supportive space in building self confidence towards authentic expression. It develops emotional intelligence & literacy (EQ) skills enabling you to engage in  meaningful empathic connection with yourself and others. 

    Empathy Cafes are held monthly @ 6.30pm-8.30pm
     - dates are flexible and regulated to suit group needs. 

    Growing Emotional Intelligence & Literacy (EQ)

    NVC helps to foster the growth of emotional intelligence & literacy skills, self-awareness leading to self-connection, self-compassion and self-acceptance. This brings clarity, attention and focus to observations, inner thoughts and feelings, expression of values, the beauty of needs and the power of requests.    

    The Power of Empathy
    Empathy is at the very heart of Compassionate Nonviolent Communication (NVC).  It is a profound and total listening, neutral and deep, that does not look to influence the other or the quality of what is being said.  It is being fully present in the moment and listening deeply to the real needs of the person speaking.  While our usual habit is to listen from a place of judgement and evaluation, developing EMPATHY and SELF-EMPATHY skills brings us to a place of connection and harmony within ourself and others.  NVC will help move us towards a new way of thinking and being that brings healing compassionate connection into our life through the Power of Empathy. 

    This form of NVC Empathy practice can be used very effectively in daily living, adding to the quality of inter-personal relationships at home, at work and in the community.  The outcome is renewed purpose and clarity, where each person is valued, seen and heard with empathy-compassion, and received with appreciation, gratitude and loving celebration.

    Your facilitator Sophia has been facilitating Empathy Circles and NVC practice groups since 2005 in Wellington city, initially with a closed group, followed by an open community group of 15-20 people. Empathy Cafes are a valuable extension to NVC Foundation Trainings and the ongoing practice of Empathy skills.  

    All Welcome 
    This Empathy Cafe Community group is open to everyone. 

    Book & Pay: $8 - $10 to help cover cost of venue and photocopy hand-outs as required. You can pay via internet banking or bring your cash with you.  

    Please deposit into the following account with 'NVC' and your name as reference: 
    Trading Bank: Kiwibank 
    Name of Account: Spirit of Peace 
    Account Number:[masked]

    Enquiries email: [masked] 

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  • Sophia
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    I've been practising and sharing Compassionate or Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for many years.... more

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