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
  • New South Wales
  • Online
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia
  • 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


    Restorative Circles Practice Group

    This is an open group that meets once a month on a Sunday to expore the wonderful work of Dominic Barter and his Restorative Circles

    Please contact Kate Raffin for details

    Date: Sundays once a month
    Venue: Balmian
    Cost: free
    Contact: Kate Raffin, , 02 9557 7986 or 0488 550


    NVC Practice Group

    This dynamic and deeply heart connected group has been running since 2007.
    New participants welcome.

    Date: Fridays 10am-12.00
    Venue: Internet connection
    Cost: $45 casual, $30 regular

    Narara, Central Coast

    Narara Eco Village Central Coast- Mind the gap!

    A monthly practice group at the Narara Ecovillage ( NEV) supporting members to integrate their practice into daily life. Dates tend to change month by month- so best to call ahead.

    Date: TBC
    Venue: Narara Eco Village
    Cost: Donation
    Contact: Alexandra Norman, , 0425 329089

    North Coast, Crescent Head

    NVC Practice Group

    An open group for learning and improving NVC skills using Lucy Leu’s “Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook” and Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication – a Language of Life”.

    Date: 6pm Mondays
    Venue: Goolawah Coop, 200 Illa Langhi Rd
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Anne Wilson, , 0419 161 568


    Ongo - Rozelle

    A weekly practice group going through the Ongo book

    Date: starting 1st March 2019
    Venue: Rozelle
    Cost: contribution
    Contact: Caroline Crumlish, , 0410353539

    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, 0244 641786 or 0418 662 6

    Sydney, Drummoyne/Annandale/Castlecrag

    NVC Practice Group

    Our Group is a ‘holding’ space for us to be authentic, empathic, non-judgemental, vulnerable … to compassionately connect … in a safe environment. A place where we can ‘put our foot in it’. We meet to support each other to integrate NVC into our lives.
    It is important to us that you have both read ‘Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life’ by Marshall Rosenberg, and have done at least one Foundation Training.

    Date: 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month 10am-12noon, occasionally on a weekday evening
    Venue: Members’ homes; currently Drummoyne, Annandale and Castlecrag
    Cost: Your vulnerability
    Contact: Anne Deane, , 0419 603 900

    Sydney, Five Dock

    NVC Practice Group

    A supportive environment for interactive learning and improving NVC skills using Lucy Leu’s “Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook” to work through Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication – a Language of Life”.

    Date: 1st Thursday each month, 6:30-8:30pm
    Venue: Brahma Kumaris, Five Dock
    Cost: Donation
    Contact: Agnes Tyson, , 0424 289 642

    Sydney, Frenchs Forest

    NVC Practice Group

    This monthly practice group meets to explore using NVC in everyday life and to support each other in learning various aspects of Non-Violent Communication.

    For participants who are interested, there is also the opportunity to volunteer to lead a session and set a topic to explore with the group.

    All are welcome, though it is recommended that you have read ‘NVC: a Language of Life’ book to have a grasp of basic NVC concepts to be able to follow along with some of the practice exercises.

    Date: 2nd Wednesday each month, 7:15pm for 7:30pm start, until 9:30pm
    Venue: 53 Blackbutts Road, Frenchs Forest (private home)
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Maria Moy,

    Sydney, Newtown and Inner West

    Open Monthly Practice Group - CURRENTLY ON HOLD

    This group is open to anyone who has completed a foundation training in NVC or equivalent OR read the first 8 chapters of Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life”.

    Kate has facilitated many practice groups and foundation trainings and loves supporting and creating an environment where we can learn and grow with

    Date: Thursday eves once a month
    Venue: Newtown
    Cost: $30
    Contact: Kate Raffin, , 02 9557 7986 or 0488 550

    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: First Saturday of the Month 3-5pm
    Venue: Meeting Room, 4/188 Pacific Highway North Sydney
    Cost: $15
    Contact: Bronwyn Sach, , 0414806640


    Beginners Empathy Group

    FREE Practice Group- ONLINE
    Learning, practicing and an Empathy recharge for any learning stage, particularly beginners in NVC or for those with no experience. All Welcome.
    The meetings use Zoom online conferencing platform and is very easy to download and use.
    Free to dial in using any device.
    First Tuesday of each month 10:30am-12 midday
    Please register here:

    I look forward to welcoming you on the call.

    Warm wishes

    Date: First Tuesday of the month @ 10:30am-12 midday AEDT (AEST) Sydney time
    Venue: via Zoom platform
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Glyn Conlon, , 0406 930 699


    ON LINE 1st Wednesdays of the month

    Open Monthly Practice group - Mind the Gap NVC

    An online NVC integration group hosted by a Certified trainer, for anyone who has completed a foundation training or read Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life”(we usually meet face to face in Erksinville)

    Date: 1st Wednesdays of the month 2020 630pm- 830pm
    Venue: ON LINE:
    Cost: By donation.
    Contact: Alexandra Norman, , 0425 329089


    NVC Practice Group

    A group for people wanting more practice, 24/7 empathy, free events on Skype and other online stuff. Trainers are also welcome.

    We have practice sessions on Skype every month, and some are timed to work well for Australia. These are very intimate, because we keep the group small, and the high quality of sound on Skype supports great connection.

    For practice we use a Facebook page and for empathy we use a Facebook group.
    You can also join the skype calls; Skype AndyRayTaylor.

    Date: 24/7
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Karl Smerecnik, Ray Taylor (NVC-UK) and many others (eg Kirsten,


    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: Thursdays fortnightly, 6:00 - 8:30pm
    Venue: Goodna Neighbourhood House, 33 Queen Street, Goodna 4300
    Cost: Gold coin donation
    Contact: Chrissy,

    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 Saturday each month, 10am to 12 noon.
    Venue: Nambour Community Centre
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Debs, 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

    Sunshine Coast, Rosemount between Nambour & Maroochydore

    NVC Practice Group

    Facilitated by group members, working through NVC Workbook + using Dance Floors + using Robert Gonzales “living energy of needs” approach.

    Once established, this will be a Closed Practice Group until we have completed the exercises in the Workbook.

    Requirements to attend:-
    – Completed at least one NVC Foundation Training
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    Date: Fortnightly Sundays 4:00 - 6:00pm
    Venue: Please enquire
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Tracy Adams, , 07 5435 2993

    South Australia

    Adelaide City

    NVC Workbook Practice Group

    A supportive environment for interactive learning and improving NVC skills based on Lucy Leu’s “Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook“.

    It is highly recommended to have completed a NVC Foundation Training (or similar). Attendees will need a copy of the
 book “

    Date: 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
    Venue: Adelaide City location
    Cost: Donation
    Contact: Bevan Bates,



    A fortnightly meetup to explore NVC principles and tools together while enjoying great coffee, in a relaxed environment. Using NVC games and processes designed to facilitate learning in a fun, interactive way.

    Date: fortnightly ON HOLD
    Venue: Aldinga
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Bridget O'Donnell, , 0418892463


    Practice group for Practitioners

    fortnightly support group exploring ways of Sharing NVC.Connect with others to practice teaching, develop learning aids, give honest feedback and share resources. Format will be a group check in, covering learning edges and particular areas of support needed, followed by a session offered by a member of the group, then 360 degree feedback. I imagine we will eventually invite participants to join us to give us experience holding space.

    Date: Tuesdays 10 -12 Fortnightly
    Venue: Aldinga
    Cost: donation
    Contact: Bridget, , 0418892463



    Ongo Group — Penguin

    We are working through The Ongo Book: everyday nonviolence.
    All welcome.

    Date: Mondays 1:00pm
    Venue: The RESEED Centre, 30 King Edward St, Penguin
    Cost: Free / 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


    NVC Practice Study Group

    A supportive environment for interactive learning and improving NVC skills using “Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook” and “NVC A Language of Life” books, with rotating facilitation and flexibility based on group needs.
    We will work through a chapter each fortnight with space for real life issues in order to deepen our NVC practice. NVC Foundation Training or equivalent required. Please contact Ellen for more details.

    Date: Saturdays Fortnightly, 3:00-5:30pm
    Venue: please enquire
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Ellen,

    Perth, Fremantle

    NVC Practice Group

    We work through real life issues to deepen our NVC practice. Newcomers to the group are welcomed at the start of each school term.

    Date: Fornightly Saturdays 3:00 - 5:00pm
    Venue: Hamilton Hill
    Cost: Free
    Contact: Samya or Roberto, 0439 356 379 or 0406 291

    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: Donation
    Contact: Lauren,