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Fortnightly Nonviolent Communication Practice Group Autumn/Winter 2019

10th September 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 17th December 2019 @ 9:00 pm

This group meets every  other Tuesday evening, from 19.00 – 21.00 fortnightly in Southsea, Portsmouth.

We normally meet for 8 sessions and then pause for a few weeks before starting again. We only take new people at the beginning of an 8-week run so that everyone can deepen their practice as they get to know one another.

We often meet earlier than 19.00 to share a tea, and sometimes stay after to eat a bowl of soup together.

I invite you to pay attention to connections, conflicts and interactions in your day to day wonderings through life and to bring those struggles with you so you can work on them… Perhaps you bring them as a gift, an offering to our shared attempts to learn ….With practice and courage we can use this time together to bear witness to the challenges and joys of being in relationship to life and the intention to meet each other in our humanity.

Please contact me to ask for details of where we meet and to book your place. There is often a waiting list for this group so let me know as soon as possible if you want to join.

There are no fees for practice. I offer it in gift and want to encourage people to enter into the same spirit of generosity with me. If you feel inspired, then you can either gift something to me in return or gift it forward. If you are unsure how this works please ask me. I would love to speak to you about what gifting and mutual support could look like.

For Love in a Time of Conflict  John O’Donohue

When the gentleness between you hardens

And you fall out of your belonging with each other,

May the depths you have reached hold you still.

When no true word can be said, or heard,

And you mirror each other in the script of hurt,

When even the silence has become raw and torn,

May you hear again an echo of your first music.

When the weave of affection starts to unravel

And anger begins to sear the ground between you,

Before this weather of grief invites

The black seed of bitterness to find root,

May your souls come to kiss.

Now is the time for one of you to be gracious,

To allow a kindness beyond thought and hurt,

Reach out with sure hands

To take the chalice of your love,

And carry it carefully through this echoless waste

Until this winter pilgrimage leads you

Towards the gateway to spring.

When, where and how much?

Date: Alternate Tuesdays 30th April – July 30th

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Venue: Central Southsea, Portsmouth, UK.

Cost: Offered in gift. Please bring any contribution you wish to offer to Emma for her time.

Autumn / Winter 2019 NVC Practice Group Dates

  • September 10th
  • September 24th
  • October 8th
  • October 22nd
  • November 5th
  • November 19th
  • December 3rd
  • December 17th


10th September 2019 @ 7:00 pm
17th December 2019 @ 9:00 pm
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Emma Collins
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Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom + Google Map