Thursday, August 10, 2006

Online Practice Group
Live, Interactive Component Now Scheduled

Greetings, Friends,

Well, I've finally settled on a strategy to try for the live and interactive component of our online NVC practice group. I feel a mixture of excitement and apprehension as we enter a new world together! My hopes for the group are to foster a community based on honesty and empathy, grounded in self-connection. We will decide together how to use our time with one another.

We will start with a 90 minute call on Thursday, August 31 at 4 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (-8 GMT). If you would enjoy participating, please follow the following instructions at about 3:55 pm on August 31.

(Note, this is a TOLL call, and you will be billed for the duration of the call by your long distance provider. The number is in IOWA, USA.)

If you are using Skype or other VOIP providers, you may or may not be able to access the call. I have had mixed success with this, apparently because of the delay sometimes encountered sending touch tone signals over the internet.

There is no charge for the Practice Group, although you can send a contribution if doing so would meet your needs.

To Participate:

1. Dial (319) 632-1100
2. Enter your participant access code: 137631#
3. Please take a moment to listen in, and when you sense an "opening" announce yourself.
4. At 4 pm, I will mute all of you in order to say a few things about the structure of the group and my present feelings, needs, and requests, and then I will open the channel to encourage an optional check-in about what needs your are hoping to meet through participating.

Note: Although I cannot imagine more than a dozen of us connecting this way, there is the potential for 96 folks to join the conference call. We will have the option of recording some or all of the class, and folks can access it at their leisure. This will be one of our first agenda items for consent.

If you have any questions, please write to me at

Another final note. The requests for times and days that would work for folks to participate varied widely, from 5 am - 9pm PDT and every day of the week! I finally chose a time that seemed to work for the most people. If this seems like a strategy that meets folks needs, we can schedule other time periods as well.



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