What we're about

The purpose of the group is to learn and practice communicating compassionately through Nonviolent Communication (NVC). People with an interest in improving their communication skills in all contexts would benefit from this group (relationships, parenting, leadership, coaching, organizations, etc).

NVC is a non-judgmental paradigm of relating that includes introspection, deep listening with empathy, and honest expression. NVC was started by Marshall Rosenberg (http://youtu.be/M-129JLTjkQ), PhD in the 1960s, and has been used throughout the world as a tool for conflict resolution, community building and peace. For more information on NVC, please go to the Center for Nonviolent Communication at www.cnvc.org.

When joining this group, please include a picture that clearly shows your face. Business, business casual, or casual clothing required at all times.

About the "Giraffes" - the giraffe is used within the NVC community as a living metaphor for NVC consciousness because of its long neck for great visibility and hearing, for its ability to eat thorns for nutrition, and for its very large heart.

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Upcoming events (5)

Connection NVC Practice Group FRI 12:30pm Pacific

Online Zoom

Are you wanting... * to deepen your practice of communicating compassionately? * more practice opportunities with experienced coaching? * to feel more comfortable using new skills in realistic situations? Join Zoom https://cnvc.zoom.us/j/624975225?pwd=WTRUNmc1Nk1ybnFnYk9yOURVQ3VvQT09 Join us for a connection focused practice group, balancing empathy and honesty. Please show up on time; room is locked 10 minutes after starting. Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number (international): https://cnvc.zoom.us/u/acyQhRogM6 About the facilitator: Hi, I'm James Prieto. I enjoy facilitating dynamic interactive groups with experiential learning. I've been practicing NVC since 2002, and have been facilitating NVC since 2005. I received NVC trainer certification from the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) in 2014, which took about 3 years to complete. I've had over 100 days training with experienced teachers Marshall Rosenberg (creator of NVC), Mary Mackenzie, Robert Gonzales, Jim & Jori Manske, Roxy Manning and others as part of my growth journey. NVC is my passion and way of life. I'm dedicated full time to bringing NVC to individuals and organizations in Silicon Valley and online. For more information on my offerings, go to CompassionateConnecting.com Gifts of Money Welcomed: No one turned away for lack of funds (NOTAFLOF): Giving from a sense of "obligation" is toxic to relationships; and I want to offer the opportunity for you to contribute to my livelihood. Lately, I've attended events where I haven't put money in the basket, and I was grateful for the opportunity to attend anyway. I encourage you to do the same, especially if money is tight -- your presence is also valuable. If you do have resources available, I appreciate receiving money as this is how I support myself. The typical offerings range from $10 to $30 per session. You may send money through PayPal to [masked] (as friend to avoid fees), or thru Venmo @Jaime-Prieto-8. This link has a fee and is quick: https://www.paypal.me/jamesprieto

Wed Night Practice Group (Zoom)

Online event

Learning the sweetness of connecting with yourself and others is what Marshall Rosenberg's communication system is all about. We use some tools like feelings and needs lists to learn how to do this and have some moderated structure to keep the ease of learning going, but in general, we try and relax and connect and maybe have some fun too. Most practice groups I've led or participated in leave you feeling pretty good inside when done. Come see what that delicious warmth, as well as powerful authenticity is about. It's not just about learning how to speak and listen differently, it's also about living life differently and looking at the world through a different lens, one that is more alive and serves life. When you rsvp, the day of I will send you the password by message. Meeting starts promptly at 7:10 and will be locked at that time to avoid interruptions while in progress. Zoom Meeting ID:[masked] Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85278987698?pwd=bTlFWHhGY0tEZmx4MHpUcHJYWGtWUT09 See you online!

Connection NVC Practice Group FRI 12:30pm Pacific

Online Zoom

Are you wanting... * to deepen your practice of communicating compassionately? * more practice opportunities with experienced coaching? * to feel more comfortable using new skills in realistic situations? Join Zoom https://cnvc.zoom.us/j/624975225?pwd=WTRUNmc1Nk1ybnFnYk9yOURVQ3VvQT09 Join us for a connection focused practice group, balancing empathy and honesty. Please show up on time; room is locked 10 minutes after starting. Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number (international): https://cnvc.zoom.us/u/acyQhRogM6 About the facilitator: Hi, I'm James Prieto. I enjoy facilitating dynamic interactive groups with experiential learning. I've been practicing NVC since 2002, and have been facilitating NVC since 2005. I received NVC trainer certification from the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) in 2014, which took about 3 years to complete. I've had over 100 days training with experienced teachers Marshall Rosenberg (creator of NVC), Mary Mackenzie, Robert Gonzales, Jim & Jori Manske, Roxy Manning and others as part of my growth journey. NVC is my passion and way of life. I'm dedicated full time to bringing NVC to individuals and organizations in Silicon Valley and online. For more information on my offerings, go to CompassionateConnecting.com Gifts of Money Welcomed: No one turned away for lack of funds (NOTAFLOF): Giving from a sense of "obligation" is toxic to relationships; and I want to offer the opportunity for you to contribute to my livelihood. Lately, I've attended events where I haven't put money in the basket, and I was grateful for the opportunity to attend anyway. I encourage you to do the same, especially if money is tight -- your presence is also valuable. If you do have resources available, I appreciate receiving money as this is how I support myself. The typical offerings range from $10 to $30 per session. You may send money through PayPal to [masked] (as friend to avoid fees), or thru Venmo @Jaime-Prieto-8. This link has a fee and is quick: https://www.paypal.me/jamesprieto

Connection NVC Practice Group FRI 12:30pm Pacific

Online Zoom

Are you wanting... * to deepen your practice of communicating compassionately? * more practice opportunities with experienced coaching? * to feel more comfortable using new skills in realistic situations? Join Zoom https://cnvc.zoom.us/j/624975225?pwd=WTRUNmc1Nk1ybnFnYk9yOURVQ3VvQT09 Join us for a connection focused practice group, balancing empathy and honesty. Please show up on time; room is locked 10 minutes after starting. Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Find your local number (international): https://cnvc.zoom.us/u/acyQhRogM6 About the facilitator: Hi, I'm James Prieto. I enjoy facilitating dynamic interactive groups with experiential learning. I've been practicing NVC since 2002, and have been facilitating NVC since 2005. I received NVC trainer certification from the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) in 2014, which took about 3 years to complete. I've had over 100 days training with experienced teachers Marshall Rosenberg (creator of NVC), Mary Mackenzie, Robert Gonzales, Jim & Jori Manske, Roxy Manning and others as part of my growth journey. NVC is my passion and way of life. I'm dedicated full time to bringing NVC to individuals and organizations in Silicon Valley and online. For more information on my offerings, go to CompassionateConnecting.com Gifts of Money Welcomed: No one turned away for lack of funds (NOTAFLOF): Giving from a sense of "obligation" is toxic to relationships; and I want to offer the opportunity for you to contribute to my livelihood. Lately, I've attended events where I haven't put money in the basket, and I was grateful for the opportunity to attend anyway. I encourage you to do the same, especially if money is tight -- your presence is also valuable. If you do have resources available, I appreciate receiving money as this is how I support myself. The typical offerings range from $10 to $30 per session. You may send money through PayPal to [masked] (as friend to avoid fees), or thru Venmo @Jaime-Prieto-8. This link has a fee and is quick: https://www.paypal.me/jamesprieto

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