Calderdale NVC Community

We are a friendly and welcoming NVC community in Calderdale who meet for connection, support, learning, care, play and more.

Practice Groups

There are now 3 NVC practice groups meeting regularly in the Calderdale area, details of which are below. To find out more about any of these, just send us an email at

Happy Valley NVC Practice Group meet on Mondays 6-8pm in each other’s homes, and if the weather is nice, gardens. We are using Marshall’s book with Lucy Leu’s companion workbook one week, then the following week we have an empathy circle, and this can change if other needs are around for the group. We welcome new members, and no experience of NVC is needed. If you are interested please email Fran at

Monday Outdoors; meeting weekly 6-8pm at various outdoor locations across the Upper Calder Valley. Working through materials and exercises provided by Viv and Tom to learn together. Open to new members.

Wednesdays; meeting weekly 4-6pm at members’ houses, alternating empathy sessions with learning sessions. Currently closed but do get in touch if you’re keen and we will discuss as a group whether we have space for new members.

Community Gatherings

This is a co-created space to connect, build community and be in solidarity as we explore living nonviolence together. Our group purpose and culture is co-created as we go, based on values of care and consideration, authenticity and honesty, choice and flow.

During lockdown we were meeting fortnightly on Saturdays 1-3pm, generally outdoors in the woods near Hebden Bridge. Recently we haven’t been meeting often, but there is now renewed interest to meet regularly.

We use a Telegram group for offers and requests between gatherings including meeting for empathy, connection, support, walks and outdoor time, workshops or training. This is part of our practice, getting more comfortable to make requests, and respond from authenticity and willingness.

We welcome new people to the group, and want to be as inclusive as possible, while also creating a safe space where we share an understanding of nvc principles. If you are new to nvc, we offer opportunities to learn and practice, and can also recommend other ways of learning nvc.

If you would like to join the group, one of us will arrange to meet up with you to let you know more and answer any questions you have. If you are curious, please get in touch.

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