Next Meetup

Discussion and Practice Circle; optional pot luck
Please RSVP by Thursday 25 January 2018 (9 days in advance.) (This is an ongoing intermediate group of people familiar with NVC who wish to practice and deepen their understanding. This is not for learning basic skills. If you are new to and unfamiliar with NVC and wish to learn it, please contact Steffen via email.) Location: Steffen's; Facilitator: TBD; Topics: TBD What is this circle? The circle is a casual gathering for participants of the recent Saturday morning, CCL Friday night workshops, and others already familiar with NVC to reconnect and practice. Please arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 AM to socialize and settle. The Discussion and Circle will go from 10:00 until 12:30. We will have an optional pot-luck lunch at 12:30.

Steffen's

my street · Mullica Hill, NJ

What we're about

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This group is intended for people familiar with Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communications (NVC) through his book "Nonviolent Communications: A Language of Life" or related NVC material. We gather together to practice compassionate listening and speaking following the Observation, Feeling, Needs, Requests (OFNR) model. We support each other through compassion and empathy and integrate the understanding the everyone takes an action to meet a need, even if we don't understand the exact nature of the need at that moment.

I am grateful for the work Marshall Rosenberg has done to create and promote NVC worldwide. Integrity is important to me and I choose to honor the trademark and effort of the Center for Nonviolent Communications (CNVC, http://www.cvnc.org). Since I am not a certified trainer, I wish to abide by the guidelines set forth for sharing NVC. Details of the guidelines for sharing NVC can be found at http://www.cnvc.org/node/6832.

I also accept that there are many models and forms of communicating with compassion, being empathic, having a connection with oneself or with others. The purpose for this forum is to share and practice NVC, in its "classical" form and also fostering Giraffe Language for those already familiar with NVC. Thus I request participants' acceptance to focus on NVC. There are many forums to advertise, learn, and practice other models, and I encourage participants interested in those to seek such out.

Payments collected at these meetups are to support expenses in preparing and facilitating the meetups. I also commit to contributing at least 10% to CNVC.

Your participation is what makes this group effective and fun. I appreciate you choosing to set aside a part of your time to what I believe is a power way of connecting with oneself and with others. I'm looking forward to experiencing this with you!

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