Practice Groups Looking for Members

Practice Groups provide a cost-effective and supportive space for ongoing NVC training to build skills for authentic expression and to engage in empathic connection. The list below is not a comprehensive list of practice groups. However all of the groups listed below are open to new members.

Some groups have requested NVC past experience, as noted in the description. Please note ending dates where they are posted.

If you don't see a group that meets your needs or wish to learn how to START A NEW GROUP. You can also e-mail K a r e n AT DOMAIN nwcompass~org for more assistance.

Please know that Northwest Compassionate Communication does not develop, provide or endorse individual practice groups. Practice groups operate with autonomy and with or without a trainer and offer a variety of approaches to the process. We suggest that you ask questions of a group regarding their process in order to best determine how your needs are met.


Email Parenting Group you can join: Parenting Group: NVC Parenting is a forum for parents who want to live the principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with their families. Through offering empathy and sharing experiences, this group seeks to support parents to raise children with the values and tools of NVC.
To join this email group, send an email to: n v c - p a r e n t i n g - s u b s c r i b e AT DOMAIN yahoogroups~com. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Special Interest: NVC for Parents

BELLEVUE, ISSAQUAH, REDMOND / 98007: EASTSIDE PRACTICE GROUP: Please join us. New members are welcome. We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday evening from 7:00pm til 9:00pm at Unity of Bellevue.

Come to our meetings and see if we are a fit for you.

We are reading another of Marshall Rosenberg books: Speak Peace in a World of Conflict. What you Say Next Will Change Your World.

Upcoming Dates: November 6th,20th 2017 (Chapter 11). December 4th,18th, (Chapter 12, 13 ). January 15th New Curriculum for 2018, then continues every other Monday throughout the year.

Please contact: Leala Sanders  email- l e a l a s a n d e r s AT DOMAIN yahoo~com or phone cell# 253-285-2482 for address and to RSVP.

Special Interest: Beginning NVC, Intermediate NVC

Occurs First/Third Mondays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

NORTH SEATTLE, OTHER / 98037: Shoreline / Lynnwood / Bothell / Mill Creek / Edmonds / Everett Practice Group: I'm a local independent NVC trainer hosting a free practice group in Lynnwood. Folks in surrounding areas may be interested: Shoreline, Bothell, Mill Creek, Edmonds, Mount Lake Terrace, and Everett.

We meet every other Monday evening, from 7:30 to 9:00pm in Lynnwood or thereabouts, rotating at various members homes.

If you're interested in joining us, please contact me, Jesse Watson: j e s s e AT DOMAIN jesselwatson~com, 206-856-4308

Updated: 4/2/2017

Special Interest: Beginning NVC, Intermediate NVC, Advanced NVC, NVC for Parents, NVC at Work, NVC for Teachers, NVC in Health Care

Occurs Weekly on Mondays from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

VASHON ISLAND / 98070: NVC and Empathy Practice: Participants co-create our experience. Role plays, empathy dyads, small groups, games, exercises....Check in and check out. We meet indoors  in inclement weather and outside when weather is agreeable for us.
Facilitated by Mair Alight, Empathy Specialist & Certified Trainer/Mediator.    $10-$20/session
Contact Mair Alight: 707-367-3432 or m a i r AT DOMAIN mairalight~com

Occurs Weekly on Mondays from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

VASHON ISLAND / 98070: NVC with Kathleen Macferran: Once a month, Kathleen Macferran comes to Vashon to host a 2-hour NVC practice group. What happens varies depending on what is "alive" in the room.

To learn more about Kathleen's experience and work please visit  Her latest TEDx talk "The art of listening" as well as  information about upcoming events and workshops can be found there as well.

The suggested donation for this session is $20. Your contribution is very much appreciated. Kathleen will use the money to go into prisons and in addition works with populations who do not have the resources to compensate her. However don't let money hold you back—your presence is more important.

We meet in a private studio at 10718 SW 232nd St., Vashon, 10am-noon, generally on a Wednesday. The date varies from month to month. so check for information on this website about particular dates. Upcoming dates include: Feb 7, 2018 (Bob Wentworth will be hosting; Kathleen may or may not be there).

Special Interest: Beginning NVC, Intermediate NVC

NORTH SEATTLE / 98103: Truth in Dating: NOW FORMING (Beginning July 2016): a semimonthly peer support group for more fun, effective and connective dating and early romantic relating. Welcoming all levels of NVC experience who have completed a beginner's course or who have read Marshall Rosenberg's _Nonviolent Communication_ book and begun their practice. We will be using NVC, honesty and feedback in a sharing circle to generate insight, support, growth, and strategies for good choices, clarity and good boundaries.

We recommend that you have read through at least part one (chapters 1-4) of Susan Campbell's book _Truth in Dating_.

NOW FORMING and open to new participants. Meeting semimonthly on one Monday and one Thursday each month; come to one or both.  We will decide as a group when we want closed or open membership.  Contact Punzel at 0 8 a e 6 2 1 c AT DOMAIN opayq~com for details.

Special Interest: Beginning NVC, Intermediate NVC, Advanced NVC

Occurs First Mondays from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND / 98310: Kitsap County, Bainbridge, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton: We have a mixed group of intermediate and beginning practitioners. We have an open format where we sometimes practice giving and receiving empathy and other times where we have more of a lesson on a topic requested and an exercise. We do role plays, use floor cards, use NVC Grok cards, or whatever is supportive.
Email Marcia Christen m a r c i a AT DOMAIN compassionate-language~com before attending if possible.
First and Third Monday of the month, Bainbridge Island, 7-9pm.
New group forming in Port Orchard.  email with a request to join this group.  New groups forming all the time. See website for current schedule:
Facilitated by Marcia Christen, CNVC certified trainer, m a r c i a AT DOMAIN compassionate-language~com.

Special Interest: Beginning NVC, Intermediate NVC, Advanced NVC, NVC for Parents, NVC at Work, NVC for Teachers, NVC in Health Care

Occurs First/Third Mondays from 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM

The practice groups above are listed in order of increasing zip code.

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