Empathy Circle 

 Saturdays from 9am to 10:30am CST using ZOOM.

We will focus on "what's alive" and add a few lessons/practice of other NVC skills as is wanted by the group.  Ask me for a document called Empathy Guidelines.

This is currently an OPEN group so we welcome new people anytime.   

Fee Request: My request right now is for a donation be made to CNVC.org or to HoustonNVC.org  (both non-profits) as this is a critical time for Nonviolent Communication to get out into the world.  Suggested:  $15-25 per month.  Please pre-register.

WHY tune into an EMPATHY CIRCLE?

Empathy is the glue of society.  It builds everything we cherish: trust, honesty, compassion, and cooperation.  Although hard-wired in our brains, practicing empathic listening, increases our skills.

During this Pandemic time and the stresses and tragedies we are facing, we need to be heard with respectful understanding more than ever.

If you long to deepen personal relationships, prevent mis-communication, connect with those a bit different from you, and increase positive social behavior that sustains us all, practice empathy.

EMPATHY CIRCLES support meaningful and constructive dialogue and each person feels heard to their satisfaction.   

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This Complimentary Presentation has happened but we anticipate offering again in 2022.  Please join my mailing list to be notified.


Come to Parenting From The Heart and learn about using skills and precepts of Compassionate Communication to foster trust, learning, and cooperation through prioritizing connection and empathy. Inspiring stories will be told.

Bren Hardt, teacher, CNVC certified facilitator, and founder of HoustonNVC.org, a nonprofit.


Website: Whole-Heaerted-Communication.com

Facebook Link for sharing with friends: https://fb.me/e/1mnGFc2dX     


WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT BREN: “Bren’s dynamic and empowering workshop taught me profound skills for peaceful parenting with respect tenderness and love”. Laura Licato, PhD, mother of two.


“Compassionate Communication gives people a way of listening to so others feel not just heard but understood.”—Dr. Thomas Gordon, author of Parent Effectiveness Training

REGISTRATION: https://www.cognitoforms.com/BrenHardt/ParentingHeartIntro

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Ongo: Everyday Nonviolence

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Recent Workshops with Bren

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March 9, 2019 I hosted a all day workshop called BUILDING SOLID RELATIONSHIPS at my Brenham home.  Photo of a few of the participants.

Bren’s presentation “Keep the Life Flowing” to our seniors group in Sugar Land was very effective and very helpful in learning new ways of building better relationships with people around us. Bren kept us all thinking and participating throughout the presentation which everyone enjoyed thoroughly . She inspired us and provided tools to apply in our daily life activities to connect to each other and identify the true needs of each other. Her message of how a non violent communication can help bring the real peace and love for all will stay with us for a long time.

A K Subramanian Ph.D.

Coordinator, Desi Seniors Group, Sugar Land, Texas-- July 2019