having the communication tools to
- Live in a world where everyone's needs matter
- Be heard in way that you feel understood
- Be able to connect compassionately with others, especially in times of conflict
- Develop a vocabulary of feelings and needs to express clearly and honestly what is going on in you and understand what is going on in others
- Become consciously aware of your needs
- Learn to ask for what you want
- Have peaceful relationships at home and at work
- Decrease violence in prisons, schools, and prisons
- Live in a more compassionate and caring world
What are the communication tools that are offered
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) provides powerful and effective communication tools that can transform people's lives whether it is in the bedroom, boardroom or war-torn nations.
The NVC communication process was developed by International peacemaker and educator, Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. It includes a theoretical foundation and a skill set that enables us to get in touch with the universal needs underlying all human behavior. Bringing needs into conscious awareness can move people into a place of understanding and connectedness.
NVC is used in interpersonal relationships, international negotiations, personal healing, conflict resolution, social change, drug/alcohol treatment, trauma recovery and rehabilitation.
“Marshall Rosenberg’s dynamic communication techniques transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues. You’ll learn simple tools to defuse arguments and create compassionate connections with your family, friends, and others.”
John Gray, Ph.d, author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are From Venus.
Purpose of the NVC tool
- To improve the quality of our relationship with ourselves and with others
- To have compassion for ourselves and others
- To value everyone’s needs equally
Where is NVC taught?
- Mediation Centres
- Non-profit organizations