What we're about

This is a group for people that want to learn and practice Nonviolent Communication, the communication model created by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg PhD. Nonviolent Communication practitioners of all levels are welcome including people brand-new to or just curious about the practice. I have been studying and practicing Nonviolent Communication since early 2013 and I started this group to create a community of people committed to practicing and expanding their ability to practice the principles and consciousness of nonviolence.

If you are new to Nonviolent Communication you can watch a brief introductory video about it here: https://youtu.be/DgaeHeIL39Y

Upcoming events (5)

Men’s Compassionate Connections Practice Circle

Online event

Is being cooped up causing conflict in your relationships? Are you feeling frustrated that something is missing from your relationships or unable to attract that right partner. Are you frustrated with how you’re treating, or experiencing, your spouse or partner during confinement? Men in our culture have had lots of “training” in how to be macho and distant. We often have no idea what healthy masculinity looks like, because it wasn’t modeled for us growing up, and today’s world is filled with mixed messages of how men “should” be. Behaviors that lead to disconnect can show up more frequently when we are in stressful situations such as where we find ourselves today. Just like picking up a new language, learning new communication skills takes time and intention. You’re not going to pick up French in a weekend, right? The way to master the art of compassionate communication is the same way you get to Carnegie Hall. Practice, practice, practice. Making these skills a part of your routine will make it more likely that compassionate communication will be your “go to” paradigm and you can move from conflict back to connection. That’s why I created the Men’s Compassionate Connections Practice Circle. When you improve your interpersonal communication skills, you can move through conflict rather than get mired in it. With less conflict, comes more ease and joy, which is so needed at this time. In this circle, you will learn and practice how to: * Resolve conflicts more quickly and handle “difficult” conversations with confidence. * Express yourself with empathy, authenticity, and boldness. * Use words that contribute to connection and intimacy, rather than bickering and blaming. * Effectively ask for what you want and create solutions that work for both of you. * Be present with others in a way that will deepen trust and intimacy. This language of compassion, used in speaking and listening is the world of Nonviolent Communication or NVC. Based on the awareness that everything we say or do is an attempt to meet a universal need, NVC is a powerful model of communication, and also a way of being, thinking, and living in the world. Its purpose is to inspire heartfelt connections between ourselves and others—making it more likely that everyone’s needs will be met. It inspires us to give and receive from the heart. Through experiential exercises, facilitated discussions, and practice using current real life situations, we will be exploring chapter by chapter Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. You are asked to read the assigned chapter each week. Copies of the book may be purchased from Amazon at https://amzn.to/2u7x5zZ or your local bookstore. Suggested donation payable through PayPal – $135/3 months (savings of $45, https://paypal.me/slewwho/135) OR $15/session (https://paypalme/slewwho/15) For more information, contact Scott Lewis at[masked]. Scott Lewis, MSW, CPCC is an award-winning men’s relationship coach and certified life coach nationally recognized for mentoring men who struggle in their relationship with their spouse or partner to connect powerfully with purpose and presence. For over 20 years, Scott has coached hundreds of clients to live lives filled with passion and purpose. What People Say: Thank you for asking the right questions, for encouraging me to be honest with myself and showing me when I wasn't. You coach with great wisdom and insight and bring humor and love to your work. ~ B.V. You provided me a wonderfully accepting environment that included accountability for my commitments to myself. ~ W.T. Scott helped me clarify issues and set reachable goals; he listened carefully to the rumblings underneath our conversation and always called me back to that most powerful of questions: What do you long for? ~ B.A.

Women's Writing/Journaling Circle

live online via zoom platform

when we write, our mind slows down to the speed of our hand. in this spaciousness lies serenity, a space for nurturing nonviolence with self before venturing into relating with "others." The Call is an online circle where women experience self-discovery, self-expression, self-trust and connection through simple practices of guided stillness, timed writing, sharing and listening. we will with a moment of quiet, then write and share, as desired, a circle of all our voices surrounding the center, wherein lies the vastness of being. sage knight and mair alight and provide prompts, structure. rsvp required. to reserve your spot, go to: https://www.simplyshamanic.com/book-online location: online via zoom; link provided with rsvp. fee: pay what you can; donations welcome via paypal to: [masked] hope to see you soon. in beauty, love and courage, sage

Men’s Compassionate Connections Practice Circle

Online event

Is being cooped up causing conflict in your relationships? Are you feeling frustrated that something is missing from your relationships or unable to attract that right partner. Are you frustrated with how you’re treating, or experiencing, your spouse or partner during confinement? Men in our culture have had lots of “training” in how to be macho and distant. We often have no idea what healthy masculinity looks like, because it wasn’t modeled for us growing up, and today’s world is filled with mixed messages of how men “should” be. Behaviors that lead to disconnect can show up more frequently when we are in stressful situations such as where we find ourselves today. Just like picking up a new language, learning new communication skills takes time and intention. You’re not going to pick up French in a weekend, right? The way to master the art of compassionate communication is the same way you get to Carnegie Hall. Practice, practice, practice. Making these skills a part of your routine will make it more likely that compassionate communication will be your “go to” paradigm and you can move from conflict back to connection. That’s why I created the Men’s Compassionate Connections Practice Circle. When you improve your interpersonal communication skills, you can move through conflict rather than get mired in it. With less conflict, comes more ease and joy, which is so needed at this time. In this circle, you will learn and practice how to: * Resolve conflicts more quickly and handle “difficult” conversations with confidence. * Express yourself with empathy, authenticity, and boldness. * Use words that contribute to connection and intimacy, rather than bickering and blaming. * Effectively ask for what you want and create solutions that work for both of you. * Be present with others in a way that will deepen trust and intimacy. This language of compassion, used in speaking and listening is the world of Nonviolent Communication or NVC. Based on the awareness that everything we say or do is an attempt to meet a universal need, NVC is a powerful model of communication, and also a way of being, thinking, and living in the world. Its purpose is to inspire heartfelt connections between ourselves and others—making it more likely that everyone’s needs will be met. It inspires us to give and receive from the heart. Through experiential exercises, facilitated discussions, and practice using current real life situations, we will be exploring chapter by chapter Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. You are asked to read the assigned chapter each week. Copies of the book may be purchased from Amazon at https://amzn.to/2u7x5zZ or your local bookstore. Suggested donation payable through PayPal – $135/3 months (savings of $45, https://paypal.me/slewwho/135) OR $15/session (https://paypalme/slewwho/15) For more information, contact Scott Lewis at[masked]. Scott Lewis, MSW, CPCC is an award-winning men’s relationship coach and certified life coach nationally recognized for mentoring men who struggle in their relationship with their spouse or partner to connect powerfully with purpose and presence. For over 20 years, Scott has coached hundreds of clients to live lives filled with passion and purpose. What People Say: Thank you for asking the right questions, for encouraging me to be honest with myself and showing me when I wasn't. You coach with great wisdom and insight and bring humor and love to your work. ~ B.V. You provided me a wonderfully accepting environment that included accountability for my commitments to myself. ~ W.T. Scott helped me clarify issues and set reachable goals; he listened carefully to the rumblings underneath our conversation and always called me back to that most powerful of questions: What do you long for? ~ B.A.

Men’s Compassionate Connections Practice Circle

Online event

Is being cooped up causing conflict in your relationships? Are you feeling frustrated that something is missing from your relationships or unable to attract that right partner. Are you frustrated with how you’re treating, or experiencing, your spouse or partner during confinement? Men in our culture have had lots of “training” in how to be macho and distant. We often have no idea what healthy masculinity looks like, because it wasn’t modeled for us growing up, and today’s world is filled with mixed messages of how men “should” be. Behaviors that lead to disconnect can show up more frequently when we are in stressful situations such as where we find ourselves today. Just like picking up a new language, learning new communication skills takes time and intention. You’re not going to pick up French in a weekend, right? The way to master the art of compassionate communication is the same way you get to Carnegie Hall. Practice, practice, practice. Making these skills a part of your routine will make it more likely that compassionate communication will be your “go to” paradigm and you can move from conflict back to connection. That’s why I created the Men’s Compassionate Connections Practice Circle. When you improve your interpersonal communication skills, you can move through conflict rather than get mired in it. With less conflict, comes more ease and joy, which is so needed at this time. In this circle, you will learn and practice how to: * Resolve conflicts more quickly and handle “difficult” conversations with confidence. * Express yourself with empathy, authenticity, and boldness. * Use words that contribute to connection and intimacy, rather than bickering and blaming. * Effectively ask for what you want and create solutions that work for both of you. * Be present with others in a way that will deepen trust and intimacy. This language of compassion, used in speaking and listening is the world of Nonviolent Communication or NVC. Based on the awareness that everything we say or do is an attempt to meet a universal need, NVC is a powerful model of communication, and also a way of being, thinking, and living in the world. Its purpose is to inspire heartfelt connections between ourselves and others—making it more likely that everyone’s needs will be met. It inspires us to give and receive from the heart. Through experiential exercises, facilitated discussions, and practice using current real life situations, we will be exploring chapter by chapter Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. You are asked to read the assigned chapter each week. Copies of the book may be purchased from Amazon at https://amzn.to/2u7x5zZ or your local bookstore. Suggested donation payable through PayPal – $135/3 months (savings of $45, https://paypal.me/slewwho/135) OR $15/session (https://paypalme/slewwho/15) For more information, contact Scott Lewis at[masked]. Scott Lewis, MSW, CPCC is an award-winning men’s relationship coach and certified life coach nationally recognized for mentoring men who struggle in their relationship with their spouse or partner to connect powerfully with purpose and presence. For over 20 years, Scott has coached hundreds of clients to live lives filled with passion and purpose. What People Say: Thank you for asking the right questions, for encouraging me to be honest with myself and showing me when I wasn't. You coach with great wisdom and insight and bring humor and love to your work. ~ B.V. You provided me a wonderfully accepting environment that included accountability for my commitments to myself. ~ W.T. Scott helped me clarify issues and set reachable goals; he listened carefully to the rumblings underneath our conversation and always called me back to that most powerful of questions: What do you long for? ~ B.A.

Past events (76)

Photos (20)