Practice Groups

How do we make Compassionate Communication a part of our lives? 

Learning the principles is a start. Living them is a lifelong adventure. Practicing helps us become more compassionate with ourselves and others and bridges our understanding from the principles of NVC to the consciousness of NVC.

Below are the current practice/study groups. Some are open to new members. Please contact the facilitator or contact number for each group listed below for more information.

As a prerequisite to joining a group, it is requested that you do one or more of the following:

  • Read Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life, by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, available in our bookstore and library.
  • Attend an Introductory Workshop.
  • Watch the DVD, The Basics of Compassionate Communication by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. The DVD is available at our library or at the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

A suggested donation of $2-$5 is requested for each session as a way of supporting the expenses of the Center. No one is turned away due to limited funds.

Practice Groups


Tuesday Evening Practice Group
Facilitator: Bryn Hazell
Meeting Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm
Location: Center for Compassionate Living
Contact: Bryn541-350-6517

Wednesday Afternoon Practice Group
Facilitators: Denise Torres & Joanne Diepenheim
Meeting Day/Time: Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30 pm
Location: Center for Compassionate Living
Contact: Denise530-867-3198

Wednesday Evening Practice Group
Facilitator: Bryn Hazell
Meeting Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm
Location: Center for Compassionate Living
Contact: Bryn541-350-6517

Thursday Redmond Practice Group.
Facilitator: Rotating facilitators
Meeting Day/Time: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 4 – 5:45 pm
Location: Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond, OR 97756
Contact: Cathy at 541-279-1249