What we're about

Due to SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease CoVID-19 (aka coronavirus), we are cancelling all in-person NVC Practice Group meetings until further notice.

Some groups may choose to hold sessions online by video conference. Please refer to the specific event for the details and instructions. Thanks for your understanding and please exercise prudence in keeping yourself, and our community, as safe as possible.

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We are a diverse, inclusive group of NVC teachers, students, supporters, and friends located in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, U.S.A. We have some additional information about our group on http://www.trinvc.org/ .

Our Intention: To support each other in connecting compassionately through the practice of NVC.

What is NVC? It stands for Non-Violent Communication, as inspired by the work and lives of MLK, Jr and Ghandi, but developed by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.

There is a lot on the web and on Youtube to orient you if you are interested, especially some great videos of Marshall describing or engaging in the NVC process.

From the http://cnvc.org website:

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NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.

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NVC attempts to answer the question of how we can stay connected within our own integrity while reaching out and finding ways to connect with everyone's needs, hopefully resulting in strategies that bring the most peace, the most harmony, and the most authenticity.

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Donations (completely optional)

We appreciate your donations if you wish to support the work of TriNVC in the Triangle community. TriNVC is an all-volunteer community. We are not, however, a non-profit; therefore, your donation is NOT tax-deductible. Your donation helps us to provide services like our presence on Meetup.com, our website, and possibly other options in the future, or enhancements to existing resources. Your donation means a lot to us. Thank you!

To donate, please send your contribution on PayPal to donate@trinvc.org .

Upcoming events (5)

Hillsborough NVC Practice Group

Online event

Please read the following information about our group guidelines and activities and how to access the group (password required).

We welcome new participants but require that attendees have at least a basic level of knowledge or experience with NVC principles (more on this below, last section).

The following provides an orientation that we hope will help you feel comfortable in the group and be able to participate as fully as you would like to while respecting the guidelines we follow.

Welcome to the Hillsborough NVC Practice Group

In this weekly group, we practice our NVC skills primarily by giving and receiving empathy regarding situations in our lives that we want to work on. Each meeting is facilitated by a volunteer from among the attendees. We wish to promote emotional safety, trust, support, learning, and growth.

To promote compassionate communication and connection, we agree on the following principles and procedures:

We hold the intention to speak and act with respect and compassion towards others in the group and toward ourselves to promote connection with others and with ourselves.

Confidentiality: Never share someone else’s experience without their permission.

To create a safe space for people to work on sensitive issues, and to allow the other group participants time to fully connect with the feelings and needs of the person who is working, we avoid interrupting them while they are sharing.

However, if the need arises, the facilitator may interrupt to slow things down. They may request translations into “giraffe” language at that point, or have the group pause for a few minutes before work resumes. The facilitator may also ask if the speaker is open to interaction with the group.

Interpersonal conflict within the group is both opportunity and challenge for the group as a whole. An OFNR process during session time is appropriate and encouraged in these cases to meet individual and group needs.

Members are responsible for meeting their own needs. We may seek support when triggered - experiencing an intense emotional reaction - by practicing self-empathy or receiving empathy from others. Anyone may sit out any empathy session to meet their own needs.

Group activities:

● The facilitator may choose to open the meeting with a brief meditation.
● Check-ins: 1-2 minutes for each person, starting with what is alive for us, and whether or not we would like to work on an issue with group support. If we want to work on an issue, we specify details of our request, which are recorded by the facilitator: how much time we estimate our work will require, what we want from the group and what priority (1-10) we place on the work. Examples of what we might want: empathy; role-plays; suggestions about how to apply NVC to a situation; to be heard about a celebration or mourning; reflection.
● Group members may request time (before or during check-in) for:
o General Questions or Discussion of NVC topics.
o Announcement or discussion of a group business item.
o Presenting an NVC related educational activity.
o Connection requests between group members.
● Check-outs 1-2 minutes each, sharing about our experience of the meeting.

Newcomers:

We require that attendees have a basic level of knowledge or experience with NVC principles. These may be obtained through activities such as:
● Reading Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg.
● Participating in NVC courses, seminars, discussion groups, webinars, or practice groups.
● Watching a variety of NVC videos (e.g. those by Marshall and others on platforms such as Youtube) and/or listening to NVC podcasts.

If you would like to attend this Meetup, please contact Mike Kinnaird at [masked] for login information.

Hillsborough NVC Practice Group

Online event

Please read the following information about our group guidelines and activities and how to access the group (password required).

We welcome new participants but require that attendees have at least a basic level of knowledge or experience with NVC principles (more on this below, last section).

The following provides an orientation that we hope will help you feel comfortable in the group and be able to participate as fully as you would like to while respecting the guidelines we follow.

Welcome to the Hillsborough NVC Practice Group

In this weekly group, we practice our NVC skills primarily by giving and receiving empathy regarding situations in our lives that we want to work on. Each meeting is facilitated by a volunteer from among the attendees. We wish to promote emotional safety, trust, support, learning, and growth.

To promote compassionate communication and connection, we agree on the following principles and procedures:

We hold the intention to speak and act with respect and compassion towards others in the group and toward ourselves to promote connection with others and with ourselves.

Confidentiality: Never share someone else’s experience without their permission.

To create a safe space for people to work on sensitive issues, and to allow the other group participants time to fully connect with the feelings and needs of the person who is working, we avoid interrupting them while they are sharing.

However, if the need arises, the facilitator may interrupt to slow things down. They may request translations into “giraffe” language at that point, or have the group pause for a few minutes before work resumes. The facilitator may also ask if the speaker is open to interaction with the group.

Interpersonal conflict within the group is both opportunity and challenge for the group as a whole. An OFNR process during session time is appropriate and encouraged in these cases to meet individual and group needs.

Members are responsible for meeting their own needs. We may seek support when triggered - experiencing an intense emotional reaction - by practicing self-empathy or receiving empathy from others. Anyone may sit out any empathy session to meet their own needs.

Group activities:

● The facilitator may choose to open the meeting with a brief meditation.
● Check-ins: 1-2 minutes for each person, starting with what is alive for us, and whether or not we would like to work on an issue with group support. If we want to work on an issue, we specify details of our request, which are recorded by the facilitator: how much time we estimate our work will require, what we want from the group and what priority (1-10) we place on the work. Examples of what we might want: empathy; role-plays; suggestions about how to apply NVC to a situation; to be heard about a celebration or mourning; reflection.
● Group members may request time (before or during check-in) for:
o General Questions or Discussion of NVC topics.
o Announcement or discussion of a group business item.
o Presenting an NVC related educational activity.
o Connection requests between group members.
● Check-outs 1-2 minutes each, sharing about our experience of the meeting.

Newcomers:

We require that attendees have a basic level of knowledge or experience with NVC principles. These may be obtained through activities such as:
● Reading Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg.
● Participating in NVC courses, seminars, discussion groups, webinars, or practice groups.
● Watching a variety of NVC videos (e.g. those by Marshall and others on platforms such as Youtube) and/or listening to NVC podcasts.

If you would like to attend this Meetup, please contact Mike Kinnaird at [masked] for login information.

Chapel Hill NVC Practice Group

Online event

"Compassionate Connection" is an experienced-based, body-centered exploration of the principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), that meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Now and for the foreseeable future, we meet online via Zoom.

We explore NVC techniques that expand our capacity to hear and speak authentic truth consistently, reliably, with clarity, with heart. We learn together to connect with ease and acceptance to what is alive in us, and to be more fully present to what is alive in each other.

Simple, specific NVC tools are shared including guided meditation, group practice, small group process, and other practice techniques. These tools can then be applied immediately to connect with compassion in all situations, enabling us to be of more service to more people in more ways, helping us "be the change we wish to see in the world." (M.K. Gandhi)

Group Guidelines

1. We gather to learn, share, and practice the principles of NVC.
2. We agree to use NVC languaging when speaking in the group; i.e., "giraffe" language.
3. If we feel "jackal" languaging is required to communicate something specific, we agree to speak using "I" statements only.
4. We agree to speak and act with respect and compassion toward other group members and toward ourselves.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org).

Hillsborough NVC Practice Group

Online event

Please read the following information about our group guidelines and activities and how to access the group (password required).

We welcome new participants but require that attendees have at least a basic level of knowledge or experience with NVC principles (more on this below, last section).

The following provides an orientation that we hope will help you feel comfortable in the group and be able to participate as fully as you would like to while respecting the guidelines we follow.

Welcome to the Hillsborough NVC Practice Group

In this weekly group, we practice our NVC skills primarily by giving and receiving empathy regarding situations in our lives that we want to work on. Each meeting is facilitated by a volunteer from among the attendees. We wish to promote emotional safety, trust, support, learning, and growth.

To promote compassionate communication and connection, we agree on the following principles and procedures:

We hold the intention to speak and act with respect and compassion towards others in the group and toward ourselves to promote connection with others and with ourselves.

Confidentiality: Never share someone else’s experience without their permission.

To create a safe space for people to work on sensitive issues, and to allow the other group participants time to fully connect with the feelings and needs of the person who is working, we avoid interrupting them while they are sharing.

However, if the need arises, the facilitator may interrupt to slow things down. They may request translations into “giraffe” language at that point, or have the group pause for a few minutes before work resumes. The facilitator may also ask if the speaker is open to interaction with the group.

Interpersonal conflict within the group is both opportunity and challenge for the group as a whole. An OFNR process during session time is appropriate and encouraged in these cases to meet individual and group needs.

Members are responsible for meeting their own needs. We may seek support when triggered - experiencing an intense emotional reaction - by practicing self-empathy or receiving empathy from others. Anyone may sit out any empathy session to meet their own needs.

Group activities:

● The facilitator may choose to open the meeting with a brief meditation.
● Check-ins: 1-2 minutes for each person, starting with what is alive for us, and whether or not we would like to work on an issue with group support. If we want to work on an issue, we specify details of our request, which are recorded by the facilitator: how much time we estimate our work will require, what we want from the group and what priority (1-10) we place on the work. Examples of what we might want: empathy; role-plays; suggestions about how to apply NVC to a situation; to be heard about a celebration or mourning; reflection.
● Group members may request time (before or during check-in) for:
o General Questions or Discussion of NVC topics.
o Announcement or discussion of a group business item.
o Presenting an NVC related educational activity.
o Connection requests between group members.
● Check-outs 1-2 minutes each, sharing about our experience of the meeting.

Newcomers:

We require that attendees have a basic level of knowledge or experience with NVC principles. These may be obtained through activities such as:
● Reading Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg.
● Participating in NVC courses, seminars, discussion groups, webinars, or practice groups.
● Watching a variety of NVC videos (e.g. those by Marshall and others on platforms such as Youtube) and/or listening to NVC podcasts.

If you would like to attend this Meetup, please contact Mike Kinnaird at [masked] for login information.

Past events (377)

Practice NVC in Raleigh (2nd Sunday)

Online event

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