Find a Local Practice Group

About Local Practice Groups

Local practice groups provide a free weekly or biweekly, venue for understanding, learning, and applying NVC skills. There is no charge for attending, and both beginners and well-versed practitioners can attend unless otherwise noted by a group. To best experience NVC Practice Groups, we suggest reading the basic NVC text, Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life, by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. and its accompanying workbook, Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook,  by Lucy Leu. These books are offered for sale at the Practice Groups – please let the group contact person know in advance if you wish to purchase them.

Local Practice Groups

  1. Second and Fourth Mondays from 6:30-8:15 p.m. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd, Nashville, 37215. This group is open to all and meets in the red Morgan house behind the church. Contact Diane Allison at sparky_allison@hotmail.com, Marijo Cook at marijo.cook@gmail.com, or Michelle Andrade at michelle.w.andrade@gmail.com.
  2. Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vanderbilt Divinity Library (ground floor of the central Jean and Alexander Heard Library), Room #221 — a private room to the right of the library desk. Please enter from the 21st Ave South street entrance. Contact Alan Leiserson, aleiserson80@gmail.com, or Fifi Johnson, fifivoigtjohnson@gmail.com, for information . Please bring a lunch if you wish. Everyone is welcome.
  3. First and Third Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Alcott Room of the Morgan House of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., 37215. The group is largely comprised of members of the church, but is open to anyone. Contact fifivoigtjohnson@gmail.com, for more information.
  4. Second and Fourth Wednesdays in East Nashville from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This group meets in a private home in the Inglewood area. Please contact linda.ray.miller1204@gmail.com for directions and more information.
  5. Second and Fourth Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Alcott Room of the Morgan House of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., 37215. The group is largely comprised of members of the church, but is open to anyone. Contact fifivoigtjohnson@gmail.com, for more information.
  6. First and Third Thursdays in Clarksville from 6:30-8:30 p.m. LEAP Plaza Board room, 1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., Clarksville. Contact Misti Schroeter at misti.eve@gmail.com, 931-933-8739.
  7. Second and Fourth Thursdays from 12:00-1:15 p.m. Unity of Nashville, 5125 Franklin Pike, Nashville 37220. In the red brick house next to the church. You can bring a brown bag lunch if you wish. Contact Fifi Johnson at fifijohnson@gmail.com or Joanna Carnahan at jec614@att.net for information.
  8. First and Third Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Fireside Room of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., 37215. The group is largely comprised of members of the church, but is open to anyone. Contact Alan Leiserson, board@nvcnashville.org, for more information.

 

NVC Nashville only endorses workshops and events conducted by trainers certified by the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). We are happy that the above groups, although not led by CNVC-certified trainers, are providing opportunities for people to learn and practice non-violent communication in the greater Nashville area. Please contact them directly for more information.