Teaching Nonviolent Communication in Nashville

NVC NashvillePeace 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.


Carlene RobinsonFoundations 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

John KinyonYour 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 more information call 510-919-5847 or email connect@mediateyourlife.com.

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 sparky_allison@hotmail.com, Marijo Cook at marijo.cook@gmail.com, or Michelle Andrade atmichelle.w.andrade@gmail.com.

Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vanderbilt Divinity Library. Contact Carlene Robinson, 615-347-4644, clmwr123@gmail.com, for information.

First and Third Thursdays in Clarksville from 6:30-8:30 p.m. LEAP Plaza Board Room, 1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Contact Misti Schroeter at misti.eve@gmail.com,931-933-8739.

Second and Fourth Thursdays from 12:00-1:15 p.m. Unity of Nashville. Contact Fifi Johnson at fifijohnson@gmail.com or Joanna Carnahan at jec614@att.net for information.

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, board@nvcnashville.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

October 27-30

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, clmwr123@gmail.com


Save the Date: NVC Nashville holds its 2015 Community Picnic on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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