Category Archives: Practice Group Sessions

Info about weekly meetings in South Africa

RSVP to NVC events on Meetup

Meetup_LogoAll practice groups sessions and upcoming workshops are now on MeetUp . It’s helpful for us if you RSVP there ahead of a session, so we can plan for the size of the group.  www.meetup.com/NVCSouthAfrica/ 

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practice group sessions are safe spaces where we practice skills such as deep listening, self connection, expression of feelings and needs, authentic connection and explore more complex feelings such as guilt, anger and shame. The aim is to become more fluent in expressing and listening to ourselves and others with compassion. All welcome!

Cost: Donations – suggestion R50

A typical evening looks like this:

5:45pm – Group Intro and Check-In’s
6:00 pm – A sharing/explanation of an NVC concept, reading, poem

6:15 pm – Play NVC Games / practice!
7:30 pm – Closing and Check-Out’s
7.45 pm – End

 

March-May practice sessions 2016

NVC practice group sessions March-May 2016

Westlake – Upstairs in the Green Building, 9b Bell Crescent, Westlake Business Park, Westlake.

Contact Sarah Dekker, sarahvinikkan [at] gmail [dot] com or 073 960 3406  or Tara Wood,  tarara [at]gmail [dot] com

Mowbray – The Quaker House, 2 Rye Road, Mowbray

Contact Farzaneh Behroozie or Graham Thomas

NB – Mowbray practice sessions are from 6-7.30pm and are followed by an optional bring & share supper.

Aug/Sept 2015 Practice Group Sessions Cape Town

*Note – Friday 25th September will be an evening session – introduction to NVC by certified trainer Roberta Wall  from the US (details below).  Saturday & Sunday will be a 1.5 day workshop session with Roberta Wall for people who have experience practicing NVC.

Date   Time Venue
Wed, 19th August Practice 5.40pm-7.40pm Green Building, Westlake
Wed, 26th August Practice 5.40pm – 7.40pm Green Building, Westlake
Wed, 2nd September Practice 6pm – 7.30pm Quaker House, Mowbray
Wed, 9th September Practice 5.40pm – 7.40pm Green Building, Westlake
Tue, 15th September Practice 6pm – 7.30pm Quaker House, Mowbray
Wed, 16th September Practice 5.40pm – 7.40pm Green Building, Westlake
Wed, 23rd September Practice 5.40pm – 7.40pm Green Building, Westlake
Fri, 25th September Workshop tbc tbc
Sat/Sun 26th&27th September Workshop tbc tbc
Wednesday 30th September Practice 6pm – 7.30pm Quaker House, Mowbray

 

Westlake – Upstairs in the Green Building, 9b Bell Crescent, Westlake Business Park, Westlake. Contact Sarah Dekker, (sarahvinikkan at gmail.com) or 073 960 3406

Mowbray – The Quaker House, 2 Rye Road, Mowbray – Contact Farzaneh Behroozie  (farzaneh.behroozi at gmail.com ) or Graham Thomas (graham at gtconsultancy.co.za)

NB – Mowbray practice sessions are from 6-7.30pm and are followed by an optional bring & share supper.

Roberta Wall, from the US, is certified as a trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by the Center for Nonviolent Communication and is an ordained member of the Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing. Roberta integrates the Plum Village Practice and Nonviolent Communication in her teaching and in her spiritual, activist and daily life. In communities, schools, businesses and organizations, Roberta facilitates Communication and Leadership Trainings, Public Conversations, Dialogues, Mediations and visioning and strategizing sessions. With private groups, families and individuals, she offers coaching, mediation, classes and trainings that integrate NVC and Mindfulness into all aspects of personal, family, communal and organizational life. In the Mideast, North America, Europe and Central America, with hundreds of Israelis, Palestinians, Europeans, North and South Americans and others, Roberta offers her work in service of peaceful transformation of our world. Her website and blogs are available at www.steps2peace.com .