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Nonviolent Communication (NVC) refers directly to its source, the practice of Nonviolence as practiced by Mahatma Gandhi. It is a way of being when we have the intention to cultivate goodwill and disinterested love towards all others, regardless of the attitude the other takes towards us. It requires a deep curiosity for, and an understanding of, the different viewpoints and needs of ourselves and others. 

NVC, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, brings empathy and compassion into peoples’s life and  social environment whilst not becoming a “doormat” and being authentic and honest to oneself and others. NVC transforms the   life of practitioners and of others around them, at home with their family, with friends, in the workpace, in communities, and even with strangers, into mutually satisfying relationships of interconnectedness.

The learning journey starts by understanding the NVC process, skills, distinctions and its profound source. Transform judmental thinking and speaking into empathic connections is transformational in preventing and/or handling conflicts and emotions in a constructive and creative way. NVC is relativley easy to learn creating a strong sense of empowerment right from the start to explore and express, your core needs, in a honest and respectful way, while listening deeply to the emotions and pain of others, hearing their needs and supporting them to explore and express their needs.

We teach the basics and the Basis of NVC, the basics being the mechanics  of the process and the Basis being the profound spirituality of NVC with respect for the way each person wants to define spirituality for himself / herself. 

“I think it is important that people see that spirituality is at the base of Nonviolent Communication, and that they learn the mechanics of the process with that in mind. It’s really a spiritual practice that I am trying to show as a way of life.” 
Marshall Rosenberg

We have a long experience in teaching NVC in spiritual communities, especially in Buddhist sangha’s, where we explore how NVC and the spirittual practice mutually support each other. See this page for our experiences in different communitis and see this page for workshop examples.

Our workshops are highly interactive with a little teaching but above all practising in ways that meet your needs for learning and learning styles.

We run workshops at all levels, always remembering “NVC mind, beginners Mind”. Please go to this page for the range of workshops we currently offer.

Nonviolent Communication was developed by Marshall Rosenberg and is a learnable process, an attitude, an awareness that can become a way of living, empowering yourself and others to live authentically. His book "Nonviolent Communication" sold over one million copies in over 30 languages (2015).

Oprah Winfrey about NVC

Marshall Rosenberg, one of the seven men transforming the world.

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