We have started to gather as NVC community in and around Hebden Bridge, meeting needs for connection, growth, support, care, play and more.
We meet fortnightly on Saturdays 2-4pm – a co-created space to connect, build community, explore living nonviolence together, and deepen our practice of nvc.
We organise the community gatherings through our WhatsApp group, and also use it for ad hoc offers and requests – current ideas include family/all age events, walks and outdoor time, workshops/training and empathy circles. We also use it to practice making requests, and responding based on authenticity and willingness. (There is also a separate group for sharing local events and other links not directly related to nvc).
We are co-creating our group purpose and culture as we go, practicing the flow of giving, receiving and mutual support we want to see in the world, based on values of care and consideration, authenticity and honesty, choice and flow.
We welcome new people to the group, and want to be as inclusive as possible, while also creating a safe space based on nvc principles*. If you would like to join the group, we would love to meet up with you to let you know more about it and answer any questions you have, and to welcome you, so please get in touch.
*If you are new to nvc, we offer opportunities to learn and practice, and can also recommend nvc foundation courses with other trainers.