NonViolent Communication (sm), also known as Compassionate Communication and/or NVC, was developed by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. during the Civil Rights period and is based, in part, on Gandhian principles of nonviolence and the humanist psychology of Carl Rogers. The practice of NVC offers learnable skills to support mind-body awareness and self-connection, deep listening, mediation, and peacemaking. NVC is now practiced around the world, in schools, families, workplaces, and organizations. It encapsulates many different skills and practices, such as Empathic Presence, Needs-based consciousness, self-empathy and inquiry, working on our beliefs, healing past pain, etc.
Have you dreamed about living in a world where people are connected in a pragmatic, alive and dynamic way to the things they value the most and want to embody in the world? Do you want to contribute to creating a world where everyone’s needs matter and people have the skills for making peace? Then I invite you to discover for yourself and deepen with others around you the many skills and consciousness of Nonviolent Communcation shared by dynamic, genuine, authentic and mature NVC trainers Gina Cenciose and her colleagues. The areas of focus we see in developping this level of awareness is learning to EMBODY OUR VALUES, day to day, and to LEARN DEEP COMPASSION for self and others.
John Powell says in his book Fully Human, Fully Alive: « All change in the quality of a person’s life must grow out of a change in his or her vision of reality. » In NVC we recognize that we need to embrace all the aspects of ourselves through deep empathy in order to access this day to day practical change of our visions; learning to live out of the fullness and radiance of the life that we express as needs, and carefully attending to the places we are living out of our fear based, shame based societal conditioning. There are many free downloadable articles and information about this body of work at www.nonviolentcommunication.com
For more about the global reach of the work, see CNVC.org