NVC Skills
Empathy and Authenticity
in Communication


Free Weekly Practice Groups
Mullumbimby,  Lismore,  Coorabell,  Lennox Heads


NVC is a communication process developed by Dr Marshall Rosenberg who in 1961 received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he studied under Carl Rogers, a major proponent of Humanistic Psychology.

NVC is based on a realisation that solutions to interpersonal problems tend to present themselves more readily if we aim to foster connection.

NVC considers that human beings resort to behaviour that harms others when they don't recognise more useful strategies for meeting needs. NVC practice is about learning effective ways of identifying and communicating our needs, the needs of others, and the feelings that surround these needs, so that harmony in relationships can be achieved.

NVC focuses on a number of aspects in communication: 

• Self-empathy -  a deep awareness of one's own inner experience.
• Feelings - identifying and expressing feelings.
• Needs - identifying and expressing needs.
• Requests - asking in clear, positive action language for what we want.
• Connection -  a fundamental and universal human need.
• Observation
- a dispassionate point of likely agreement.  
• Empathy
- openhearted listening to another's feelings and needs. 
• Authenticity - genuineness, realness, truthfulness.
• Integrity - adhering to standards of decency and fairness.

The practice groups listed below have been inspired by NVC principles and they may also incorporate other modalities and sources of inspiration.




Lismore: Communities Hub Art Space, 88 Keen St.
Wednesdays 4.00pm - 6.00pm
In addition to NVC this group also incorporates elements of
Family Constellations
and uses a Taoist approach.
Cost: Free or (small donation to cover venue hire)
Contact: nvcnorthernrivers@gmail.com


Ocean Shores: Private Home
Every second Monday 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Contact: Bronte,  bcarlopio@hotmail.com   02 6680 5727  


Ocean Shores: Private Home
Tuesdays 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Beginners welcome.
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Contact: Majida,  majidahawkins@gmail.com   04 0854 7654


Ocean Shores: Private Home
Thursdays 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Contact: Majida,  majidahawkins@gmail.com   04 0854 7654


Coorabell: Private Home
Tuesdays 11.30am - 1.30pm
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Contact: Paulette,  paulettenvc@gmail.com   02 6684 7262


Lennox Heads: Private Home
Thursdays 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Contact: Sharon,  withsingingheart@hotmail.com


Mullumbimby: Commencement date yet to be confirmed
Fridays 3.00pm - 5.00pm
In addition to NVC this group also incorporates elements of
Family Constellations
and uses a Taoist approach.
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Contact: nvcnorthernrivers@gmail.com 












FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES CONTACT:

NVC in Australia
NVC


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Centre for Nonviolent Communication


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BayNVC






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