All Practice Groups

Joining an NVC practice group is a highly effective way of deepening your practice of NVC, and is also likely to offer satisfying interpersonal connections. These practice groups are independently organized. Capital NVC is not responsible for their operation. Information on practice groups is provided here as a service to the community.

  • District of Columbia

    NEW practice group in Adams Morgan! This will be a peer-led practice group meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, starting January 2015. If you're interested in embarking on an NVC adventure with a small group of eager newbies, please contact Chelsey via chelsey [at] chelseyjersak [dot] com

  • Maryland

    This Baltimore group is a hybrid - a core group that meets usually on the third Sunday afternoon each month in the Charles/Cold Spring area of Baltimore for an NVC workshop and practice. We sometimes help orient "newbies" with a handout on the basics of NVC. Please email us for that.

    All are welcome. It's no surprise to "oldies" that new faces and insights add depth to our understanding too. Usually the specific date and topic are announced in the Events section of the website.

    The workshop fee is $20, requested only if given with comfort.

    For more information, please contact Barbra: QiofNVCshiatsuacupuncture [at] verizon [dot] net ( or (410)360-3534) or Chris: chrishartstein [at] me [dot] com/(443) 834-8590. 

  • Maryland

    Third Monday of each month, 7:00-8:30 pm

    The Columbia Group still meets once a month but has moved to the 3rd Monday night of each month. We have been meeting for 2 years. Limited to 10 participants due to rotation meetings in homes. Currently taking names for Waiting List. We do not currently have contact information for this group. Please let us know if you have contact information.

  • District of Columbia

    This practice group is practicing empathy skills and staying “alive” in the moment with expression, empathy, connecting and action requests, reflections, etc. We meet approximately every three weeks on Tuesday nights. We hope to meet more often as we grow. Call Steve to RSVP and get the address for the meetings: 202.384.2659

  • Virginia

    2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Oakton, Virginia.  In this practice group, which has been meeting in the Oakton area for several years, we explore NVC themes. If you have some prior experience with NVC please contact us about possible openings -- we value the intimacy of a small group and our meeting space is close to capacity, and still, we enjoy the expanded perspectives that new members bring. For information or questions, contact Terri Fischer at 703-638-5995 or fischer [dot] terri [at] gmail [dot] com.

  • District of Columbia

    We are a new NVC practice group meeting in Northwest DC on the second Tuesday of the month near the Tenleytown metro station. We have all levels, from beginners to people who are quite skilled at using the NVC tools. We meet from 6:30-9:00 pm in one of our member’s houses. All are welcome!

    Please let us know if you are interested in attending by emailing me at jeaninehull [at] gmail [dot] com.

    Please join us!

  • Virginia

    Exciting new group is now forming to begin meeting by 2nd week of January 2009, meeting in Lake Ridge/Occoquan, VA.

    Open to people who want to learn NVC, and people with NVC experience and wanting to expand your ability to speak compassionately. Will meeting on each Monday or Wednesday night work best for you?

    Please will you contact Kelley of ‘The Kneaded Touch’ on 703-494-7699 or Sally at speaknvc [at] bigfoot [dot] com to join us?

  • Virginia

    A new practice group began in early 2017. We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of the month for 2 hours. The group is currently closed as we go through the Marshall Rosenberg book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, and some materials from the accompanying workbook. It is anticipated that in early 2018, a new closed practice group will begin in Old Town for those who want to learn NVC by working through the book, and that there will also be an open practice group for those who have completed the NVC basic course work. If you are interested, contact Vicki Doran at victoriadoran [at] gmail [dot] com or703-850-9581, as she is keeping a list of those interested who were unable to join the now closed practice group in Old Town.

  • Virginia

    Reston-area Practice Group

    We are Restarting—With New Times! We will gather in the South Lakes area, probably late Sunday afternoons to start and hoping to have biweekly/alternating morning and evening groups—for inclusion, flow, and flexibility. Facilitated by a graduate of the year-long Bay NVC Leadership Program and candidate for CNVC certification, with a special interest in self-care and co-creative families, organizations, and activism. 

    Meetings will take place monthly on the 3rd or 4th Sunday, 3-5pm.

    Contact for location/alternative times: 

    Louisa Davis, louisaldavis [at] verizon [dot] net or 703/860-120

  • District of Columbia

    Friday Mornings, 10:30-12:30

    This is a daytime Practice Group for those who want NVC learning, growth, connection, and empathy—at a time that might better fit into their schedules. This is a “Deepening Skills” group, with some previous NVC experience requested. This is an ongoing group, whose members commit to making ongoing attendance a priority over a period of time. The group has decided to "stay small," so there is often a waiting list for prospective members. This group has rotating facilitators. Contact: Kathy Carroll (kathy [at] kathleencarroll [dot] com) to register, to get more information, or with questions about the amount of NVC experience requested.

  • District of Columbia ! Maryland

    We meet a few blocks from the Takoma Metro every Tuesday night from 7:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. This is an open, weekly drop-in group. Our usual format is to have short check-ins, then an NVC teaching piece for the whole group, and some time for work in pairs or triads, either empathy or practice related to the learning piece. We often use role plays or worksheets and also have used the Empathy Labyrinth and Dance Floors. This group is facilitated by Kathy Carroll. For more information and directions, contact: Kathy Caroll (202.723.2233) or Mary Liepold (301.593.4999).

    For notices about the group, you may want to sign up for the Yahoo! group takomanvc