Hello NVC Friends!
I was gifted a very neat workbook for NVC Facilitators (thank you Bonnie!) and I'd like to start bringing some of the suggested exercises to our group.
In this meetup, we will be focusing on intention. The practice of NVC entails an intention to connect compassionately with ourselves and with others, and an ability to keep our attention in the present moment – which includes being aware that sometimes in this present moment we are recalling the past, or imagining a future possibility.
I will lead the group in a few activities centered around intention.
I hope you can join me!
Some requests for your participation:
* Please be on time. Coming late or early is challenging for me as the facilitator. It adds some stress because I have to either catch the person up to where we are so that they can participate or I am cut short on preparation time before the meeting.
* I have a request (not a demand) that you, to the best of your ability, speak and think in NVC from the time the meeting starts until it ends. That means, we will practice NVC not just in the exercises I devise but with each other in interacting. Please consider this an immersion experience. Also, I request that all of the people in the group please help me with keeping this a safe place for everyone to participate no matter your gender, socio-economic status, political leanings, sexual orientation, skin color, ethnic background, etc.
* Please no food this time. I was touched that someone brought food for everyone in a past meeting. However, afterward, I realized that I felt a little distracted by it and I wanted to get the most I could out of our time together. I also don't want to attract creepy crawlies from food falling on the floor and couches. I feel scared when I see them and I don't want to have the moral dilemma of killing other living things.
* Finally, I will be collecting a voluntary $1 from those who would like to contribute to give to our meeting host Joseph so he will keep paying for this meetup group to survive. Someone please remind me to remind others of this at the end of the meeting. I keep forgetting!
I'm SO LOOKING FORWARD to seeing you all!