Drop-In Groups

Heart-Based Communication (NVC)

What is Heart-Based Communication (NVC)?
NVC, as defined by the founder, and my mentor, Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD, is “an integration of spirituality and concrete tools to manifest that spirituality in our lives, in our relationships, and in our political activities (tools and consciousness)“. NVC was named “Nonviolent” in the tradition of Mahatma Ghandi and, according to his grandson Arun Ghandi, means “allowing the positive within you to emerge. (To) Be dominated by love, respect, understanding, appreciation, compassion, and concern for others rather than the self-centered and selfish, greedy, hateful, prejudiced, suspicious, and aggressive attitudes that usually dominate our thinking.”

Two different titles, with similar formats:

Get curious and connect with yourself and with others as you learn & practice empathy and compassion-the art of hearing with your heart!
I’ll email you a tool that you can utlize both within our circle and in your daily life outside our circle, to support connection and curiosity. It’s helpful to print out this handout prior to our circle!  You can choose to receive empathy, to offer it to others (or both, if there’s time).  You’ll experience how heart-based communication supports curiosity and connection while simultaneously eliminates judgement and supports you to get what you need without having to compromise!

Logistical details:

Zoom links are below, as well as in the email you will receive with the handout.

No prior experience is needed. 

Energy exchange donations are appreciated.

Bring the handout with you that you’ll receive after you register for the circle.  Also bring your curiosity and your desire for self-connection, health and wellness in all your body, mind and spirit!

Check back here for event details OR join my Heart-Based Communication MeetUp group  where you can choose to (set your preferences) be reminded automatically (both one week and one day) prior to each circle.

What participants have to say about these groups:

“After participating in yesterday’s NVC session, I want to let you know how grateful to you I am for that opportunity to contribute to so many of my needs around connection, contribution, honesty, and protection. I have been searching for many months for a place where I could practice NVC, and for much longer than that I have longed to be part of a community where everyone is seen and accepted in their authentic entirety. I felt those needs being met as I watched people share openly and give their presence in return. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve experienced, and it’s important to me that you know how grateful I am that you have created and are maintaining this for anyone who is interested. Thank you.”   — Sarah 

About Your Facilitator:

Terri Moon, MS, has been practicing NVC since 1996, is a graduate of the 2005 Bay Area Leadership Training program, and has facilitated NVC experiences on five continents around the world.

Dates and times for upcoming, virtual drop-in groups are listed below.

Get Curious & Connect meets on the second Sunday of each month, from 9:00-10:30 am Pacific time.  Register at this link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrceigrTorGNffX65am6EcxOABVD0REISH

Upcoming dates for Get Curious & Connect are:      

1/8/23, 2/12/23, 3/12/23, 4/9/23, 5/14/23, 6/11/23, 7/9/23, 8/13/23, 9/10/23, 10/8/23, 11/12/23, 12/10/23, 1/14/24, 2/11/24, 3/10/24, 4/13/24, 5/12/24, etc.


Empathy & Compassion: Increase Self-connection & Well-being meets on the fourth Sunday of each month, from 9:00-10:30 am Pacific time.  Register at this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcuurrzotGdImV1dEaq3bSX3ccZLhBHko

Upcoming dates for Empathy & Compassion are: 

1/22/23, 2/26/23, 3/26/23, 4/23/23, 5/28/23, 6/25/23, 7/23/23, 8/27/23, 9/24/23, 10/22/23, 11/26/23, 12/24/23, 1/28/24, 2/25/24, 3/24/24, 4/28/24, 5/26/24, etc.

You are welcome, whether you are new to NVC or have years of experience. Bring your conflicts and receive support or bring your celebrations to share and uplift others.  Learn new skills, practice the skills you have, connect with others and build community with others who are creating the win-win world we know is possible!  I’m confident you’ll revel in the sweet connections, presence, and safety these judgment-free and blame-free circles provide.

Benefits of attending either drop-in group include:

  • Transform your perspective on conflict
  • Experience relief from painful self-criticism
  • Experience win-win outcomes without resentment or compromise
  • Develop your vocabulary for feelings and needs to empower self-expression, provide clarity, increase intimacy, and get your needs met
  • Transform “enemy” images you may have of yourself or others
  • Increase ease in your relationship with yourself and with others

Attending either of these drop-in groups provides life-changing support, especially for folxs who are:

  • Ready to thrive
  • Burned-out, exhausted or hopeless and want to restore your energy, passion, health and well-being with others who share your values
  • Longing to make the difference in the world you came here to make
  • Clear that your body holds inherent wisdom, you’re open to accessing this wisdom, and ready to utilize this wisdom to guide you in your daily life as your internal GPS system
  • Committed to increasing connection and win-win outcomes without resentment or compromising yourself
  • Determined to express yourself authentically, value simplicity, choice, autonomy and freedom and who know that no matter what the question, love is the answer
  • Seeking freedom from anxiety, depression and chronic health challenges due to stress and who value health, harmony and ease

For more information, contact Terri Moon 707-709-8574 (calls), 707-591-1872 (texts) or Terri@TerriMoon.com (email).