Teaching Nonviolent Communication in Nashville
Written by Natalie Davis on April 6, 2016
Peace often starts with communicating nonviolently. And in Music City, the place to learn about nonviolent communication is NVC Nashville.
The group now offers the services of a team of trainers for the community. This team can tailor an Intro to Nonviolent Communication course specifically geared to the needs of your organization, business, or community. If you are part of a group that might benefit from learning NVC techniques or principles, contact Tina at board@NVCNashville.org.
Additionally, the educational organization is announcing classes scheduled starting this week and events covering the rest of 2016.
Foundations 1, “Empathy and Needs,” is open to anyone who would like to learn and/or revisit some of the basics of NVC. This course will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:45 – 8:15 pm from April 7th to May 5th at Glendale UMC, 900 Glendale Ln, Nashville 37204.
Register for Both Courses: $225
Fee per Course: $135
For details see: nvcnashville.org/classes/foundations-of-nvc-courses/
To register or for more information, please contact Carlene Robinson at
Mediate Your Life, April 14-17
Healing and Reconciliation Intensive
Your conversations with yourself and others have the power of transformation.
Learn to re-connect with yourself or another at the Healing and Reconciliation Intensive – April’s Mediate Your Life weekend. John Kinyon, CNVC certified trainer, will give you the tools to move from disconnection to connection. Your conversations with yourself and others have the power of transformation.
The Intensive location is Center 615 at 625 Main St in East Nashville, 37206.
For details and to register: mediateyourlife.com
Nashville Area Practice Groups
Practice groups offer a weekly or biweekly venue where the skills, understanding, and application of NVC is facilitated for learning. In addition, groups offer a community for support. There is no charge for the meetings.
Second and Fourth Mondays from 6:30-8:15 p.m. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville. Contact Diane Allison at email@example.com, Marijo Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michelle Andrade email@example.com.
Three Practice Groups at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville.
- First and Third Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
- Second and Fourth Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
- First and Third Sundays from 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Contact Alan Leiserson, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
For more detailed information about each of these groups, see: nvcnashville.org/find-a-group/
Women’s Retreat with Mary Mackenzie:
Living and Embracing Radical Self Compassion
Only 16 Spaces Available
- Place: Penuel Ridge Retreat Center, Ashland City, TN 37015
- Starts: Thursday, Oct. 27
Arrival 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Ends: Sunday, Oct. 30, 3:00 p.m.
- Fee: $500. Includes room/meals; a vast, beautiful fall setting with trails; labyrinth, fire pit, and sacred space
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- Contact: Carlene Robinson, email@example.com
Save the Date: NVC Nashville holds its 2015 Community Picnic on Saturday, Sept. 10.