A Support Group in Miami…
Are you ready to grow in wisdom? Want to make some helpful changes in your life? Would you like deeper levels of self-awareness and nonviolent expression? Do you long to have more conscious awareness and control of your emotions?
NVC is a power tool well-suited to all these purposes. Yet it can be hard to find an NVC Nonviolent Communication support group that fits your specific needs. If you live in South Florida, you may have found one right here!
A Drop-in Communication Support Group
This group is dedicated to the learning and practice of NVC nonviolent communication skills. A meeting usually includes discussion of a specific chapter in the book. It might also include creative role plays. Role plays help illustrate real-life problem solving in a dramatic or amusing way.
As an ongoing, “open” group, there is no time commitment. You can attend as often as you like. Enjoy it at your own pace.
Meetings Based on the Book
Our meetings focus on a seminal book by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, “Nonviolent Communication: A Language for Life.” People at all levels of NVC practice are welcome to attend.
To get the most benefit, we suggest you read a chapter of the book before each gathering. To know which chapter will be covered, send an email request to email@example.com. Ask to be placed on the invitation list. You’ll receive email invitations to each group meeting.
To read the first chapter of the book online at no cost, click here, or paste this link into your browser: http://www.cnvc.org/Training/nvc-chapter-1
“Steve has an amazingly thorough understanding of non-violent communication. He is able to readily respond to individuals’ personal situations and to help them understand the importance of NVC Nonviolent Communication strategies. Our group found Steve’s work quite helpful on the path to a joy-filled life.”
— Paula Lalinde, PhD, CEO Nothing Trumps Hope Director, Path of Joyful Living Program — Miami, FL
Deep Listening and Empathy
This NVC Nonviolent Communication group strives to give the gift of empathy to anyone in need. At these moments, the entire group practices a meditative stillness of mind. Everyone co-creates a focused openness of heart. These are the hallmarks of compassionate communication. They empower us all to be witnesses of the speaker’s feelings and needs. This is done without judgment or evaluation. There is no diagnosis, criticism or blame.
“I see NVC as a pure language of love. Reading Marshall Rosenberg’s book was a wonderful eye opener–it showed me how I’d learned from my culture to perceive and speak in non-compassionate ways. Practicing the language of compassion was challenging, but with help from the NVC Nonviolent Communication practice group, I began to make significant changes in my everyday communication. The greatest gift comes from the quality of my relationships resulting especially from Steve’s help and understanding. He is compassionate and truly models NVC clearly and effectively. I feel grateful for his inspired coaching, and to the Miami practice group for all their support. I feel very excited and hopeful when I witness the highly developed skills of people who have been practicing NVC longer than I.”
— Dr. Robert E. Walsh, Walsh Wellness Center Fort Lauderdale, Florida
NVC Nonviolent Communication is A Journey
Developing your interpersonal communication skills is a lifelong journey. It can take weeks just to learn new ways of being and speaking. It can take months to break old knee-jerk habits. Steve Pollack’s NVC Nonviolent Communication group gatherings offer a unique blend of support. You’ll learn the fluid, organic communication process. You’ll also be empowered to enjoy the giving of pure empathy.
The group has flexibility built into it. Some gatherings lean more toward support. Others focus more on learning theory and practice exercises. It depends on who shows up and what needs are alive in the moment.
Contributions are Appreciated
All gatherings are free of charge. There is a request, however, for willing, joyful contributions offered without a sense of obligation. Contributions are based on value. We hope you will contribute based on the value you find in the learning. Many also find value in supportive connections and new friendships within the group.
Doing Your Part
Remember, you can help us make the most of the group’s time. You can enhance your own learning. Simply read the suggested chapter of Rosenberg’s book before attending. You’ll be amazed at what you will learn!
Request to be on the email list and you’ll receive invitations. Each one will specify the chapter to be covered.
“I have worked with Steve Pollack for a number of years. I continue to be enriched, cherished and assisted in my personal growth by practicing NVC under his leadership. Steve is an empathic and caring facilitator who creates and maintains a safe container for rigorous and honest practice. To anyone interested in learning NVC, confronting personal crisis, or facilitating personal growth, I recommend him to you most highly.”
— Stephanie King, “2000 Florida Teacher of the Year” — North Miami, Florida”
“I met Steve many years ago when I was looking for a yoga class, I had no idea that this class would change my life. Steve introduced me to meditation and spiritual philosophies that are now an integral part of my life. I have become more focused, more calm and truly happy from the inside out. He also provided me with notes from his NVC talks that I have referred back to when listening to someone who needs compassion. I have been told that I have become very compassionate! Steve is not only inspirational, but has a warm, inviting presence and a great sense of humor as well.”
— Kathy Rotundo, Miami Shores, Florida
For more information about Steve Pollack and NVC Nonviolent Communication, please call 305.947.9115. Or, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have read the NVC book and really love it. I would love to attend some meetings or workshops to be able to get more into habit of incoporating this into my life. Do you know of any closer to Tampa?
Janie, so glad you’ve read the book and love it. I attended a weekend NVC training in St. Pete once with a trainer from California. I do know Mercedes Frace is about an hour or so south of Tampa, near Sarasota. If you go to http://www.cnvc.org you can do a search for NVC support groups, practice groups, trainers, etc. Chances are you’ll find someone close to you. If not, Mercedes will most likely be able to refer you to someone up that way. Enjoy!
I started reading Nonviolent Communication by Dr.Rosenberg and I would love to attend a workshop to learn more about it.
So glad you’ve started reading Rosenberg’s book. I’m currently facilitating a workshop every two weeks. We meet in various homes of the ladies in the group, most of whom live in Kendall/South Miami area. Occasionally we may meet further north. Please let me know if you’d like to be on the mailing list for this group. We’re currently on chapter six of Marshall’s book.
Hi I am interested in joining your group, Interested in Miami, best way to contact : 786-8996348 , via text or whatsapp… Many thanks
Thanks so much for your interest, Cathryn. Would like to have you participate in an NVC practice/support group. Since you left your contact information, I can invite you next time we start a group.
Thank you for the compliment.
It’s very sad to inform that the book is not available at any place of Sri Lanka to purchase. How do I find it? which seems to be very interesting.
So sorry I don’t know how to get the books in Sri Lanka.
Are there any NVC groups in Tampa/St. Pete area? Thanks in advance for info.
Yes there are NVC Supporters and groups in Tampa St Petersburg. Please search on http://www.cnvc.org
Have been watching some YouTube videos of Marshall Rosenberg. Have read 1/2 of the book. I would love to be invited to practice meetings.
Currently I live in Plantation. About to move to Boca. But I wish drive to Miami if I can make it work for my schedule.
Please send me invitations to my email. Thank you so much. Linda
Hi, I would like to be part of this study
Hello, Maria. I’m so sorry for the slow response time of one year…oh my goodness! Glad you would like to be part of this study of NVC nonviolent communications. Are you located locally here in South Florida? I may be starting an NVC study group in the future.
Can I find school for my son, he is in KG practicing NVC? We live in Hollywood FL
Thanks for your question, Olga. I regret that there is no school or class that I know of for your son to study NVC. Did you say your son is in kindergarten?