What we're about

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a communication framework developed by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. The NVC framework provides a set of communication tools that enable us to achieve:
- A habit of responding rather than reacting
- Greater levels of connection and mutual understanding
- Clarity when we experience anger, resentment, fear, etc.
- A state of openness, possibility

Other things we could call NVC:
- needs-focused communication
- collaborative communication
- communication for mutual understanding

We are a group committed to learning and practicing Nonviolent Communication together. Each meetup will consist of practical exercises focused on a specific topic.

Upcoming events (2)

Self Empathy

Private Residence near Curry Rd and Weber Dr. (north Tempe)

One part of who I am is this very self-critical voice. If I make a mistake of any type, this part of me picks up the bat and starts beating me up. Do you have any piece of you which does that too? If so, please come and we'll talk about how to honor that part of you (because it's unveiling an unmet need which is very valuable) and also make sure that we cultivate inner peace and compassion for ourselves. I'll send out my address the day before the actual meeting. It will be held in my apartment which is near Scottsdale Road and Curry Road in north Tempe. I'd love it for you to attend. People who are new to NVC: please start reading or listening to anything by Marshall Rosenberg. He also has many YouTube videos if you haven't yet bought his main book called Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life. Please bring $1 to add to the collection to help Joseph upkeep this meetup group. Looking forward! Patricia Some other links on self-empathy: https://www.alenahennessy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/self-empathy-willowingarts2016.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WmJHBHJLIQ http://www.communicatingwithheart.com/?p=313

4th of July NVC Get Together

Private Residence near Curry Rd and Weber Dr. (north Tempe)

NVC Friends, This isn't a "formal" NVC meetup where we sit in my living room and practice. This is an invitation to come over to my apartment, hang out with the group, chat, eat, etc. Maybe I'll try to come up with a fun NVC game idea to keep us entertained. I won't promise that for sure but maybe if I have time. Or maybe we can do the 'Yes, and...' game again. That was pretty fun. :0) (If you have ideas, let me know!) You can park in my apartment complex's parking lot. Then after fun at the apartment for a few hours...we will walk over to Papago Park which is 2 blocks away, hike up to a good lookout point and watch the fireworks over Tempe Town Lake. The fireworks start at 9:15 and end around 10 pm. Parking is challenging around here on the 4th. There will be many people parking in my neighborhood to watch the fireworks. I think some try to park in our lot but I don't think they come until around 8-8:30. So if you show up around 7, I think you should be fine. I'll have some vegan munchies. If you want to bring something, feel free but I'd appreciate it if there was no meat or animal products (including dairy) in my home. (Thank you.) You are welcome to bring a swimsuit and towel if you'd like to take a dip in the pool. Also bring hiking boots or footwear to walk on rocky paths in the park. There will be some uphill hiking involved to get to a good area where we can perch and watch the show. By the way, I've not done this before on the 4th so just keep that in mind. You might also want to bring a headlamp or a flashlight. I'll email my address out the day before the event but I live near the cross streets of College Ave and Weber Drive in Tempe. RSVPs close the day before so I can prepare adequately. I hope you will come. I'm looking forward.... Patricia

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Back to the Basics: The Four Part NVC Model

Private Residence near Curry Rd and Weber Dr. (north Tempe)

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