Community Practice Groups & Training Tools

Community Practice Groups & Training Tools

Monthly Series for Ongoing Practice

Deep learning happens with ongoing practice and support from a community.  Join other dedicated learners and a facilitator in ongoing practice. Share, be accompanied, and be received as you are on your learning path. Ask questions and learn through the experiences of others. Learning is enhanced when we are accompanied, seen, and heard. 

The Practice
Weekly Public Training

1.5 hours, online
9:00 am – 10:30 am MT (Edmonton)
Public group training.

The Practice is an ongoing weekly online exploration of Collaborative Nonviolent Communication (NVC). The sessions are facilitated by an NVC practitioner based on the topics of interest to participants.

This class follows a gentle pace that allows you to delve deeper. There is no prerequisite.

Facilitator: Elke Haggerty

After you have registered once, you can switch to  monthly booking through Stripe. You will find the Stripe link in the payment notes after your first month’s purchase through this site. You can also book through Calendly, if you prefer (see Book Now at the top right of this site). 

Journaling Learning Community
Weekly Practice

1 hour, online
10:45 am – 11:45 am MT (Edmonton)
Practice with non-judgmental accompaniment.

Regular journaling with a compassionate mindset keeps you connected and gives you opportunities to shift habitual responses, and this is how habits transform (without you losing your sense of self respect and dignity). You will have a chance to:

  • Break down internal stories that are painful and generate resentment so you can bridge disconnections and heal
  • Get clarity about what’s on your mind or what might be going on for someone in your life
  • Be accompanied and witnessed without judgment, to support your growth and transformation
  • Feel more calm and grounded so you are less tense and more focused on what you can do to enrich your life and connections

We have witnessed journaling in community save marriages, facilitate peaceful divorce, support nurturing parenting, and stave off unhealthy workplace stress.  NVC journaling in community tends to be, in our experience, even more powerful because being received with compassion helps our internal tension to lessen, helps us gain clarity, and helps us to accept ourselves.  If you wish, to help you shift your focus from your story to what’s important to you, you can use one of Elke’s journaling tables to help get you started.

We meet each Wednesday from 10:45 am to 11:45 am MT (Edmonton). Typically, we self connect for 1-2 minutes, do a round of check-ins to witness what is capturing our attention in the moment, journal independently (if you wish, you can receive support from the facilitator), and close with a round of voluntary sharing (this often supports further insights).

Prerequisite to support group safety: Our greatest growth comes, we believe, when we are not judged, but are self-motivated by new awareness. To support creating a non-judgmental environment, we request that all participants meet with Elke before signing up to this series. Together, you can explore what it means to create this non-judgmental environment and what experience you have with NVC. Prior experience is requested. Click on Book Now on the website header and pick a time for your free 20 minute discovery meeting.

Facilitator: Elke Haggerty

After you try a month, you can switch to monthly one-step booking through Stripe (simply pay to continue). You will find the Stripe link in the payment notes after your first session purchase. 

Special Events

Feel Alive & Thrive (Thrive NVC)
3rd Mondays 10:30 AM-12:30 PM MT

Monthly-low-cost presentations from a variety of NVC practitioners trying something new and inviting your feedback. Book through Book Now on this site.

Candidate Circle – Living NVC (Monthly)
1st Mondays 2:00 – 3:15 PM
For CNVC Certification Candidates (contact us for information)

Training Toolkits

Are you looking to offer communication training but you do not like creating curriculum? I am developing a trainer toolkit that may be of interest to you. Available to NVC practitioners with 10 or more days of training with certified trainers, the Communication Training Shoebox is a modular system that has concept cards, activity cards, participant handouts, and administrative handouts. You will be able to buy just the components you are most interested in, for example Key Differentiation concept cards. The puppets are available below. More is to come!

If you would like to know more, contact me.

Giraffe, Jackal, Ought-ter, and Stratapus puppets, hand drawn