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, Marijo Cook at, or Michelle Andrade at
  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,, or Fifi Johnson,, for information . Please bring a lunch if you wish. Everyone is welcome.
  3. 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, 931-933-8739.


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.