Our website is undergoing a major upgrade, which will make many of the resources you are looking for available without registering for an account. Until the new site is launched, the self-registration of new accounts has been suspended. Please review the links in the box in the left sidebar to find and access learning resources and articles currently available on our site.

Judi Piggott, Website Upgrade Project Coordinator

Existing accounts will still be fully active. 

Santa Barbara NVC Practice Group

Greetings, I’m hoping to find a more effective way to contribute to those who want to live the consciousness of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), to have more fulfilling relationships, more connection to their authentic self, greater self-expression and more empathy for others. I invite you to join me on this path.

This Practice Group is Ongoing and Open to all Levels:

Thursdays from 7 - 9 PM

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

Leadership: Rodger Sorrow and Lesley Weinstock will co-lead.

Where: We will continue to meet at my place: 100 N La Cumbre Rd, #16, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. There are four guest parking spots. Give yourself enough time to park on the street. Thanks.

Format: Lesley and I will co-lead so the structure will vary and remain flexible. Rodger will offer a teaching piece at the beginning of the sessions he leads followed by the opportunity to practice with or without coaching. I will select topics I have offered in the past such as:
Extraordinary honesty – vulnerability with Brene’ Brown
Styles of empathy and creating a thriving empathy buddy connection
Living Energy of Needs and the Spiritual core of NVC
Self Empathy
Hearing “No”
Saying “No”
Appreciation and Gratitude
Working with Anger
Staying in the Dialogue
Relationship Visioning
Loving Ourselves
Beneficial Regret
Responding to Hard to Hear Messages
Recovering from Reactivity
Transforming Core Jackals
Let’s Talk About Sex

The above topics are not meant as a limit in anyway. I’m certainly open to requests. An email announcement will go out each week letting those who have attended previously know the topic of the next session. Email me if you want to be added to that list.

The fee we are requesting is $20 per week. No one is turned away because of money. The Group will continue to be open to drop-ins and all skill levels. Group size will be limited to 12.

If you have questions or need more info, contact me; RodgerHSorrow [at] gmail [dot] com or cell 805-452-8874 call or text.

Meeting Times: 
7-9 PM Pacific, Thursdays
Contact Information: or tel 805-452-8874


Rodger's Place
United States

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
9301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
Tel: +1.505.244.4041 | Fax: +1.505.247.0414 | US Only: 800 255 7696

NEW fundraising opportunity for US residents.