'cause everyone needs a good listen' to'.

New!! Empathy Practice Circle starting August 2020 and every Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm 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.  This is a general practice for beginners and intermediate students of NVC.

To register, please use this link:

Cost:  My request right now is for a donation be made to as this is a critical time for CNVC to continue contributing leadership to the world.  

Women's Wednesday Empathy & Learning Circle  on ZOOM, 8:30am to 10:30 am each Wednesday with opportunity to have a Empathy Buddy experience.  This circle is OPEN and includes some "lessons" presented by Bren. If you want join please email me.  Free will offering to Bren via Venmo or Zelle.

The Power of Empathy- 5 on-line interactive workshops with Bren Hardt, CNVC certified facilitator


Join me for 5 sessions as we delve into the superpower of empathy for healing ourselves and healing our society.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Integrating empathy as a core response

  • Refining the quality of your empathy through coaching and feedback

  • Finding your authentic empathic style

  • Aligning your empathy to purpose and context

  • Expanded capacity to receive empathy

  • Identifying inner obstacles to staying in empathy 

  • Learning to follow and not to lead

  • Increase harmony and understanding among others

  • Stay more centered, open and effective in conflicts

Dates: Saturday, September 12; (then 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10.) Tentative time: 10am - noon

Request:  $99 or sliding scale based on your needs/my needs. Please email me and I am so happy to discuss. I want all people to get this information.  Join the first class and see if this is for you.


For more information, go to


Registration link

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.   

Recent Workshops with Bren

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

ONGO - a 12 week practice of NVC and meditation

In 2019, I hosted 2 sessions!  What a remarkable experience.  Learn about this and you may be inspired to organize your own community to do this spiritual journey together.  Much appreciation to authors of the book:  Jesse Weins and Catherine Cadden.

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