NYCNVC Practice Groups are weekly gatherings (usually 5 to 15 people) where you can develop your skills through the use of practice exercises, role-plays and the sharing of your struggles and successes with others.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is often readily understood, yet can be challenging to put into practice. To help you bring NVC into your daily life The New York Center for Nonviolent Communication (NYCNVC) offers NVC Practice Groups in North America and Europe.
PLEASE NOTE: We ask that all registrants participate in at least 80% of the sessions (i.e. 8 out of 10) to support continuity, learning, participation and progress of the whole group.
•Be more compassionate with ourselves and others by increasing our awareness of our feelings and needs
•Distinguish our actual observations from our story about what happened
•Translate our judgmental thoughts into the underlying feelings and needs
•Receive "hard to hear" statements without taking it personally
•Support our own values while honoring the needs of others
•Connect with a sense of aliveness and appreciation
Participants should have some idea of what NVC is. Recommendations include attending a "First Mondays" NVC Introduction, reading the beginning of Marshal Rosenberg's book: Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life and/or completing The Exercise.
All Practice Groups are conducted by NYCNVC Certified Practice Group Leaders or Certified Practice Group Facilitators.
NYCNVC Certified Practice Group Leaders
•Have practice group experience
•Are experienced workshop facilitators
•Have completed the NYCNVC Integration Program
•Have completed at least 100 hours of training with NYCNVC
•Are coached by The Director of Education on a weekly basis and throughout Practice Group sessions
•Participate in weekly Leadership Team meetings
•Participate in the NYCNVC Feedback program