Non-Violent Communication (NVC)

Below are some resources related to Non-Violent Communication (NVC).  Included are links to foundational pieces by the creator of NVC along with three centres that are anchored around NVC.

When our communication supports compassionate giving and receiving, happiness replaces violence and grieving!  — CNVC founder, Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD

From the Center for Non-Violent Communication (CNVC):


Founded in 2006, ZENVC supports people to be completely, authentically human, both individually and in the company of others. In the process, we create thriving, dynamic organizations; compassionate communities; strong, loving relationships; and lives of great meaning. ZENVC represents wisdom and experience derived from both Nonviolent Communication (NVC), as developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., and Zen Buddhism.


 Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) is dedicated to transforming lives through teaching conscious communication, also known as Nonviolent Communication. NVC is a powerful process that increases social emotional intelligence and communication skills; using its principles often dramatically improves relationships by helping focus attention on empathic understanding of others, and by expressing our real feelings and values openly and honestly, yet without blame or criticism. BayNVC’s large cadre of trainers work with both individuals and groups–parents, organizational leaders, incarcerated populations, political activists, along with the general public–to leverage social change.


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