Practice Groups

There are also groups of friends, colleagues and neighbours who meet as a Practice Group to study NVC.

This page shows both existing Practice Groups and locations with NVC-ers looking to create one.

Australian Capital Territory


NVC Practice Group

This NVC practice group explores NVC with an emphasis on learning and fun.
All levels of experience welcome; casual attendance.

Lucy Leu’s “Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook” will initially be the source for exercises and discussion.

Date: 1st Monday every month, 6:30pm
Venue: An inner north cafe (eg Tilley's Cafe, Lyneham)
Cost: Free
Contact: Gale,

New South Wales


Refresh Connect Integrate

Live coaching and practice with a certified trainer.
CONNECT with a like-minded NVC community of peace lovers, game changers, and everyday people.
REFRESH your understanding of NVC theory, tools, and concepts.
INTEGRATE the consciousness and practice into your own life.
for anyone who has completed an NVC Foundation Training or has a basic understanding of the NVC model.
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (since April 2020)

Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $40 casual drop in rate.
Contact: Alexandra Norman, , +61425329089

South Coast, Berry

NVC Practice Group

Karen Dempsey has 35 years experience in social work group and community work and counselling.

Recommend attendees participate in at least one Foundation training.

Spirituality of nonviolence explored. Yoga, meditation, deep ecology etc. also incorporated.

Date: Last Saturday of each month, share lunch from 12noon, then 2 sessions between 1pm & 5pm
Venue: Private home, Berry
Cost: Free
Contact: Karen Dempsey, 0244641786 or 04186626


Beyond the Basics - Integrating Compassionate Communication into Everyday Consciousness and Talk

This group is for you if have significant experience in NVC (completing a “Foundation” training in NVC and more). With support from the group we explore issues in our lives where we would enjoy bringing a compassionate presence using everyday language. Think mostly “organic” rather than structured practices. Think committed rather than occasional visitor. Maximum 10 people… Currently 6. Shared leadership.

Date: Online Monday 7-8.30pm. Alternate month face-to-face + meal together. Dates for 4 months agreed ahead by group.
Venue: Zoom; homes.
Cost: N/A
Contact: Anne Deane, , +61419603900

Sydney, Frenchs Forest

NVC CoP (Community of Practice)

This practice group explores using NVC in everyday life and support one another in learning various aspects of NVC. It is a peer-led group and none are certified trainers. We welcome and invite members to lead a session they want to explore with their peers if they feel called. The minimum pre-requisite for entry to this group is the reading of ‘NVC: a Language of Life’ by Marshall Rosenberg in order for you to have a grasp of basic NVC concepts and follow the practice exercises.

Date: 2nd Wednesday each month, 7:15pm for 7:30pm start, until 9:30pm Sydney, Australia time
Venue: Via Zoom (International members welcome)
Cost: Free
Contact: Joel to be on our email list, and get notification of topics,

Sydney, North Sydney

Mindful Communication Practice Group

Come together to explore, practice and integrate NVC. A talk will be given on an aspect of NVC and there will be activities, games and role plays, discussion and interaction. Mindfulness and self-connection practices are part of the activities. Email or text your email address to join our mailing list and to receive and info pack.

Date: TBC
Venue: North Sydney
Cost: $20
Contact: Bronwyn Sach, , 0414806640



Practice Group in Compassionate Communication

The Practice Group in Compassionate Communication offers graduates of Foundation Courses and the online Connecting Through Talk course series the opportunity to practice compassionate communication skills using our program of activities designed to support your continued learning and growth.

Meet online to connect with the principles of compassion through role play and language practice. Practice in a safe, supportive environment

Date: monthly 1.5hr sessions during School term
Venue: via zoom meeting
Cost: $80 per term
Contact: Elizabeth Thomson, , 0413324325


NVC Weekly Practice Group Online

Weekly Practice Group Ongoing with Sharon Rallings leading – over 19 years experience. This group supports your integration of the NVC skills you learnt at a Foundation Training into your life and all of your everyday relationships.

Each evening is on a different topic and is stand alone and not dependent upon you attending previous evenings.

Come and join NVC community. You can save by registering for 12 week blocks.

Date: Every Tuesday 7-9pm AET (NSW/Vic) time.
Venue: Online
Cost: $195 for 12 weeks or $35 per session
Contact: Shari Elle, , 0412233955


Ongo Group - for Men

Using the Ongo book we will be diving into an exploration of everyday nonviolence – a pathway to peace, compassion and wisdom.

Date: Starting 13th July Tuesday 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Zoom
Cost: Free apart from the cost of the book (approx $30)
Contact: Alistair McKinnon, , 0412 988 844


Miki Kashtan"s Core Commitments

A weekly group, we engage with Miki Kashtan’s Core Commitments.
34 commitments provide a framework, which helps us explore ways to connect to ourselves and others with compassion and honesty – inviting us to stretch toward our deepest values and ask questions such as:
How do we move beyond our comfort zone without feeling anxious or overwhelmed?
What might change in my life if I trusted that I have needs and that my needs matter?
Facilitated by Tracey Steddy and Ginny Dawn.

Date: Wednesdays 6pm - 7.30pm (AEST)
Venue: Zoom
Cost: By donation to cover cost of Zoom account
Contact: Please email Ginny for information,


Brisbane, South West (Goodna)

Giraffe Yakka: SW Brisbane Compassionate Communication

A community network of peer NVC learner/practitioners exploring together a deeper experience of what it is to live compassionately in relationship with self, others and the natural world around us.   
Practice is oriented toward enriching individual and shared capacity for experiencing connection to the living energy of universal needs.  Exercises focus on compassionate presence and building fluency using various and multi-faceted NVC processes.

Date: Currently On Hold
Venue: Goodna Neighbourhood House, 33 Queen Street, Goodna 4300
Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact: Chrissy,


A Collaborative between North Brisbane Psychologists & One Natural Therapies

This monthly practice group is a chance to apply and integrate your NVC knowledge and practice. We are interested in exploring non-violent communication as a means of self-regulation, self-compassion, co-regulation and compassion for others. This practice group is supported by beginner workshops and retreats, and level 2 retreats. Please see that you’ve read Marshal Rosenberg’s Non-Violent Communication: a Language for Life or watched the 3-hour YouTube ‘NVC Marshall Rosenberg – San Francisco’

Date: Last Sunday of the month 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: One Natural Therapies 1/147 Honour Ave, Graceville
Cost: Gold Coin Donation
Contact: Alexis Dennehy or Dr Rachel Hannam,

Sunshine Coast Practice Groups

NVC Practice Group

NAMBOUR – free, open group – all welcome
First and third Sunday of the month, 10am – 12 noon at Nambour Community Centre, 2 Shearer Street, Nambour Qld 4560. Facilitators/contact Debs Moseley 0417 624 417 & Glenda O’Sullivan 0405 210 251

MALENY – Periodic practice groups according to interest, for those who have completed a NVC Foundation training. Contact Tracy Adams 0405 179 488

NVC and ONGO occasional PRACTICE GROUPS – Ninderry/Yandina/Doonan Contact Miho miho.dan

Date: As above
Venue: Please enquire
Cost: Free
Contact: Tracy Adams, , 07 5435 2993

Sunshine Coast, Nambour

Heartfelt Communication

Offered freely to all who wish to find more peace in their life. We welcome people who are curious to start learning as well as those who wish to practice and grow what they are already doing. This is an opportunity to learn and play with communication that serves life.

Date: 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, 10am to 12 noon.
Venue: Nambour Community Centre, 2 Shearer St, Nambour Qld
Cost: Free
Contact: Debs Mosely 0417 624 417 & Glenda O'Sullivan 0405 210 251, 0417 624 417

Sunshine Coast, Noosa Shire

Expressions of Interest

I am looking to commence a NVC Practice Group in the Noosa Shire area. I have a number of possible venues, however, I would like to be flexible, hence not fixed at this stage, as I would like to encourage shared decision-making on venue and format.

I have done NVC Foundation Training and am a graduate of the Embodying NVC Consciousness Training. If you are interested in joining me,

Date: TBA
Venue: TBA
Cost: Free
Contact: Hugh Roberts, , 0423 233 202

South Australia

Adelaide City

NVC Workbook Practice Group

A supportive and interactive environment for developing NVC skills using various NVC-related resources.

Because the intent is practice rather than training, it is highly recommended
that attendees have completed a NVC Foundation Training (or have a similar level of knowledge and experience).

Date: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 5:15 to 6:45 pm
Venue: Adelaide City location
Cost: Donation
Contact: Bevan Bates,

Fleurieu Peninsula

Walk your Talk

We meet at a cafe, over coffee, I introduce the topic for the day, and give instructions. We partner up and complete a beautiful walk together exploring the topic. We stop periodically to check in, ask questions, and be given more exercises. We finish at a cafe and have an optional lunch together. During Autumn and Spring.

Date: fortnightly beginning Sep 1, 9.50 - 12
Venue: Fleurieu Peninsula
Cost: $20
Contact: Bridget O'Donnell, , 0418 892 463


OMFG - OFNR practice group

Restore Connect presents an Online practice group. For graduates of any Foundation Training in Nonviolent Communication, including online courses. We work with what is alive in the group. Focussing on a current issue, I will offer coaching to one or more participants, and education relevant to the issue raised. An opportunity to bring questions that you are grappling with, issues that are unresolved for you, and ask for support.
$15 donation requested per session

Date: Fortnightly, begins Monday July 12 7.00 - 9.00pm
Venue: Online
Cost: $15 donation
Contact: Bridget O'Donnell, , 0418 892 463



Ongo Group — Penguin

The Ongo Book: everyday nonviolence.
We offer a face to face group and a Zoom group 1 – 2 times each year.

Date: varies depending on the group
Venue: The RESEED Centre, 30 King Edward St, Penguin or by Zoom
Cost: Donation
Contact: Michelle, , 03 6435 4559

Sandy Bay

NVC Practice Group

This NVC Practice Group aims to bring together people who want to strengthen their empathetic abilities and understanding using NVC tools.

We will co-create a space that allows us to feel safe and share and learn with the help of NVC tools.

The dates, times and venue listed are proposed. These may change according to the needs of the group.

Date: Every 2nd Monday
Venue: Sandy Bay
Cost: Free
Contact: Samata Agrawal, , 0467487820

Western Australia


The Hills Group

The Hills Group will meet every fortnight, to practice the practicalities of applying the principles of compassionate conversations in our daily lives. Intention is to study Marshall Rosenberg’s book.

Date: Monday from 10.00am to 12.00noon is the suggested day and time, however willing to consider other times to suit participants
Venue: Nafisa’s Residence in Kalamunda WA.
Cost: Free, however commitment to attend sessions on a regular basis.
Contact: Contact Nafisa, 0409528129


NVC Practice Group

We use the basic principles and tools of NVC to cultivate our capacity for empathy for ourselves and others. In a safe, supportive and confidential environment, we play and learn together using real life issues/experiences to deepen our understanding and practice of NVC.

Date: Third Sunday of each month 3.00pm - 5.00pm (no gatherings in December/January)
Venue: Palmyra - please contact for venue details
Cost: $72-$80 (covers a full year)
Contact: Tanya, , 0452 191 196

Perth, Duncraig

NVC Practice Group

We use interactive exercises around real-life issues to both learn and deepen our NVC practice. Newcomers, both experienced and inexperienced, are welcome.

Date: Fortnightly on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Venue: private home, Duncraig
Cost: Free
Contact: Rod Tatchell, , 0403263333

Perth, Margaret River

Margaret River Empathy Group

The Margaret River Empathy Group meet regularly to practice Nonviolent Communication (NVC). We use the four tools of NVC to cultivate our capacity for empathy for ourselves and others. In a safe, supportive and confidential environment, we will work through real life issues to deepen our understanding and practice of NVC.

Newcomers to the group are welcomed at the start of each school term.

Find us on Facebook : Margaret River Empathy Group

Date: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 7:30-9:00pm
Venue: Margaret River
Cost: $5 Donation
Contact: Lauren,

South Fremantle

NVC Practice Group

We use the basic principles and tools of NVC to cultivate our capacity for empathy for ourselves and others. In a safe, supportive and confidential environment, we play and learn together using real life issues/experiences to deepen our understanding and practice of NVC.

Date: Third Saturday of each month; 3:00pm - 5:00pm (no gatherings in December/January)
Venue: South Fremantle - please contact for venue
Cost: $72-$80 (covers the full year)
Contact: Tanya, , 0452 191 196