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Practice Groups

Practice Group Intro

Practice Groups provide opportunity for learning, growth and connection within a supportive group. You may find increased comfort and ease with applying and integrating NVC awareness in your everyday life with consistent practice and support. We hope so.

Practice groups are self-forming and found in many local communities. Leadership may be shared by participants or offered by a single facilitator. There may be an associated fee or donation. They may meet in public places, private homes or community centers. They may be organized around a particular method of practice such as using a particular text or workbook; a skill level; or a particular interest (role play, social change, peaceful communities, parenting, mediation, gender, couples, empathy practice).

Group format and structure vary widely depending on the needs and experience of participants. We encourage you to find a group that meets your needs or start your own group.

Creating an account (from the top right corner link) will enable you to add your Practice Group here.

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Bend/Sisters/Redmond

Bend
Facilitator/Host:
Bryn Hazell

Weekly format varies. Phone contact for Bryn, 541-350-6517

Tuesday 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Requested Fee:
Donation
Location: Contact Bryn for information
Prerequisites:
Some familiarity with NVC, including reading, videos, workshops, etc
Group Maximum:
12 Members
Bend
Facilitator/Host:
Bryn Hazell

Long-time practice group varies format. Phone contact for Bryn, 541-350-6517

Wednesday 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Requested Fee:
Donation
Location: Contact Bryn for information
Prerequisites:
Some familiarity of the concepts of NVC, which includes reading, videos, workshops, practice groups, etc.
Group Maximum:
12 Members
Bend
Facilitator/Host:
Bryn Hazell

Format varies, empathy practice, skill-building.

Wednesday 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Requested Fee:
Donation requested
Location: 803 SW Industrial Way, Suite 200
Prerequisites:
Some familiarity of the concepts of NVC, which includes reading, videos, workshops, practice groups, etc.

Eugene/Springfield

Eugene
Facilitator/Host:
Lisa-Marie DiVincent

Empathy Cafe is a safe, structured, cozy environment to explore listening and being listened to. Practice dealing with difficult situations. Express yourself to get more of what you and others need. Expand your tools for making empathy and self-empathy easier and more natural-feeling.

Brand new through experienced will be warmly welcomed and nurtured.

We're looking for folks who want to commit to attend every week for at least a few months -- to support continuity, familiarity, community building. Call to tell me about yourself and your experience, to hear more about our...

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Monday 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Requested Fee:
$20-25 per evening or part cash/part work exchange.
Location: Cozy home in the South Eugene Area
Prerequisites:
Nothing except for the intention to support the needs of your fellow members, your own needs, and those of the group-as-a-whole. All are welcome after a phone visit with Lisa-Marie to co-assess mutual compatibility.
Required Materials:
Your current empathic and self-empathic presence, just as you are!
Group Maximum:
20 Members
Eugene
Facilitator/Host:
Steve or Dorothea

This is a group for people who have "some acquaintance with NVC." The location varies, contact Facilitator for more info. Contact Steve at 541-686-3056 or Dorothea 541-731-9105

Level:
Intermediate
Thursday 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Requested Fee:
Free
Location: TBA- varies
Prerequisites:
some familiarity with NVC
Eugene
Facilitator/Host:
Tom Happy

Drop-ins welcome, no experience necessary, free of charge.
1st + 3rd Thursdays.

Thursday 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: McNail Riley House, corner of 13th + Jefferson

Portland/Vancouver

Portland
Facilitator/Host:
Xander Macswan, Co-owner of Rose City NVC

We practice Empathy skills for self and other, presence and congruence with our emotions, and how to interact with others from this place! This is a Rose City NVC Offering.

Level:
Basic
Tuesday 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Requested Fee:
$10 - $20
Location: SE Uplift
Prerequisites:
We request that participants join after having read the book, taken a basics course, or equivalent. As most in the group, have at minimum a basic level of experience, this is most supportive for building on our skills each week.
Group Maximum:
14 Members
Portland
Facilitator/Host:
Trillium Hollow Cohousing Community

Trillium Hollow is a well established cohousing community in NW Portland, on the edge of Beaverton.

We will be hosting an approximately 3 month NVC practice group (Jan-March 2019), meeting twice monthly, on Sunday mornings. You are welcome to join us for any or all of the gatherings.

The practice groups will be facilitated by a resident, Jenny, who has been studying NVC for a few years.  We will be focusing on the basics of NVC (which are easier said than done :)

Anticipated meetings will be

Jan 6, 20

Feb 3, 17

March 3, 17

all at 8:30-10am...

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Level:
Basic
Sunday 8:30am to 10:00am
Requested Fee:
no fee, but snacks are welcome
Required Materials:
Owning a copy of the main NVC book will be very helpful to you: Non Violent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
Group Maximum:
40 Members

Salem Area

Salem
Facilitator/Host:
Mark Babson & Robin Grupper

This group meets at St Mark church in downtown Salem, 2nd and 4th Fridays.

Level:
Intermediate
Friday 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: St Mark Church, corner of Winter & Marion Streets
Salem
Facilitator/Host:
Tim Buckley & Elaine Hultengren

Salem NVC Couples' group meets at different homes,  on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Level:
Intermediate
Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Salem
Facilitator/Host:
Tim Buckley & Elaine Hultengren

Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays.

Level:
Intermediate
Thursday 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: St. Mark Lutheran Church - 790 Marion St. NE

Virtual

Phone
Facilitator/Host:
Vika Miller, MA

"This meditation helps me understand the feelings and needs that can be hidden behind the words others say." -- Aurelien C., Portland, OR

"It's so, so powerful for me to do [Compassionate Noticing]. I'm usually on such alert mode, and with this I relax in a way that's almost impossible for me to do on my own. I have such a feeling of wellness afterwards, like a glow. This feels amazing, it works! Thank you SO much, this is so healing for me." -- Christina C., Portland, OR...

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Thursday 11:00am to 12:30pm
Requested Fee:
$10-$20 per session, to cover our expenses & to appreciate the time & energy we put into creating, developing, & offering this experience for you. Please message us ahead of time if the cost is prohibitive. We want everyone to be able to participate!

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