Practice Group are led by Hema Pokharna, Ph D and Mandakini Pokharna,
practice group creates an environment in which participants will
experience, as well as come to understand, the values, principles
and premises that guide Nonviolent Communication based on Marshall
Rosenberg's work and the practices that grow from them.
generally begin by a brief centering Meditation followed by self
introductions and sharing of "How are you and what would you
like to get out with our time together?"
on the needs and requests on the table we craft exercises, role
plays, discussions, brief teachings that will support the groups
learning; and exercises help surface participants' wisdom and knowledge.
Participant contributions and commitment to nonviolence are vital
all of our training programs provide opportunities to "try
on" the Nonviolent Communication process, we are especially
interested in inviting participants to develop an "empathic
and honest mindset" in which alignment is sought between belief,
intention and action. This is more important to us as trainers than
prescribing and rehearsing particular "tools" or techniques.