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Approximately 30 people attended the Second Annual ORNCC Picnic which was facilitated by Sara Peyton at Minto-Brown River Park in Salem Oregon on September 6th, 2014.


Participants came from Corvallis, Eugene, Portland, Ashland, Salem, Vancouver Washington and Victoria BC.

Small picnicgroup discussions were lead by four CNVC certifed trainers (Selene Aitken, Gary Baran, Fred Sly and Sarah Peyton) as well as Tim Buckley of Salem.


Topics included self empathy, communicating with adult children, connection/collaborating, the basics/changing old patterns and an Oregon Prison Project update.


As reported by the particpants, needs met included connection, community, contribution, learning, growth, hope, play, inspiration, being seen and heard, warmth, choice, empathy, peace, joy, nature, resonance, empathy, self empathy, resonance, support, companionship and understanding.


We ended the day with ice cream and a report of needs met as well as evaluation forms.


Many reported that it was "too dang hot" referring to

a) other participants?  

b) the topics of discussion?  or

c) the weather?  




This is a test, just a test of the Emergency Empathy Service.  In case of a real emergency, please shower all present with empathy.  Then some more empathy.  If that fails, try empathy and empathy and empathy.


Right!  It was the weather that was too dang hot!  Maximum temperature was 97 or so.  Fortunately there was a gentle breeze blowing through our shady outdoor shelter.


ORNCC is currently building a new website with improved functionality and clarity with hopes for more connection, collaboration, community, learning, information, sharing and inspiration.


If you would like to organize an event in your local community with ORNCC sponsorship (providing a little money to help with an event or providing a trainer for an NVC underserved population), let us know.


We are looking for new board members for 2015-2016.  Interested?  Contact us.


Sally Suzanne Marie, ORNCC Board President
Empathy as the basis for action is the key to a better world.


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New to Nonviolent Communication? Want to learn more?


Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a communication process developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg which creates a vision of the world in which everyone's needs are met peacefully through relationships guided by compassion. The Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication (ORNCC) promotes the growth and practice of NVC in Oregon and southwest Washington.
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GiraffesWhether you are curious about NVC, new to our region, or searching for something or someone in particular, we hope you will find exactly what you're looking for. Here's how to get started on this website:

Want to know more about the ORNCC?

In our About Us area you'll find links for the ORNCC vision and mission, history, our role, board meeting schedule, minutes, treasurer's reports, project sponsorship, and how to financially support the ORNCC.

Looking for a workshop, class or training?

In the NVC Education area you'll see a bulletin board for learning opportunities and workshops, our support for NVC books and other materials, bios for independent facilitators and counselors, some educational information and handouts about NVC, and links to external NVC educational resources.

Looking for a practice group or how to stay informed?

In our Community area you'll find listings for practice groups by geographical area, a number of regional NVC email newsletters you can sign up for, an excerpt of our Facebook page, info about how to start a practice group, and links to other NVC communities from around the world.

Looking for ORNCC contact info?

Lastly, in the Contact Us area are contact lists for the ORNCC, as well as independent facilitator contacts.

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