Non Violent

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We're Forming A Mid-Island NVC Practice Group

 This page is for the creation of a new version of our old Non-Violent Communication Group. Here are the criteria:
  1. Commit To One Evening Per Week For 12 Weeks
  2. Have Read the Non-Violent Communication Book by Marshall Rosenberg (or listened to the linked audiobooks below)
  3. Are willing to be the leader of the group for at least one of those weeks. We call these Leaderful Practice Groups.

With Nonviolent Communication (NVC) we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others. Through its emphasis on deep listening—to ourselves as well as others—NVC helps us discover the depth of our own compassion. This language reveals the awareness that all human beings are only trying to honor universal values and needs every minute, every day. Marshall Rosenberg Workshop (3 Hours) Marshall Rosenberg Audiobooks (YouTube) NVC can be seen as both a spiritual practice that helps us see our common humanity, using our power in a way that honors everyone’s needs and a concrete set of skills that help us create life-serving families and communities. The form is simple yet powerfully transformative. Through the practice of NVC, we can learn to clarify what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by, and what we want to ask of ourselves and others. We will no longer need to use the language of blame, judgment, or domination. We can experience the deep pleasure of contributing to each others’ well being. NVC creates a path for healing and reconciliation in its many applications, ranging from intimate relationships, work settings, health care, social services, police, prison staff, and inmates to governments, schools, and social change organizations. “All that has been integrated into NVC has been known for centuries about consciousness, language, communication skills, and use of power that enable us to maintain a perspective of empathy for ourselves and others, even under trying conditions.” — Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD Nonviolent Communication contains nothing new. It is based on historical principles of nonviolence– the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC reminds us what we already instinctively know about how good it feels to connect to another human being authentically. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing, and right-doing, there is a field. I will meet you there. — Rumi

NVC Community Group Meetings