Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a method of communication developed by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. NVC is founded on the belief that if individuals can recognize and express their own needs, as well as the needs of others, conflicts can be resolved. Often used in couples counseling, NVC helps people to settle disagreements and resolve their differences. NVC places a strong emphasis on fostering compassion, empathy and honesty and focuses on facilitating peaceful dialogue between disputing parties.
Local Experts in Nonviolent Communication
I have over 14 years of experience teaching and practicing NVC and hundreds of hours of training. NVC is s core component of my approach and practice.
Compassionate (Non-Violent) Communication identifies feelings and needs, reduces negative thoughts about others, invites empathy, and increases self-agency. NVC directly and immediately empowers the speaker.
I have had training in Nonviolent Communication, helping others communicate more effectively and have more meaningful relationships.
I have been trained in conflict resolution and mediation. I hold a BA in Peace and Conflict. Miscommunication is at the root of conflict. I can guide better communication and help resolve conflict you are experiencing in your life.
Nonviolent Communication is an excellent tool to learn what your own feelings and needs are, as well as how to express them to others in a way that opens the conversation and increases understanding, rather than creating or perpetuating a conflict where each party is trying to \'win.\' This will help you develop more compassion for yourself and others, and deepen meaningful connections with others.
By learning NVC or sometimes called \'compassionate communication\' you\'ll gain knowledge to: communicate your wants and needs to others in a more effective way; Treat others with compassion and empathy to foster greater understanding, respect, acceptance, and self-esteem for you and them.
Nonviolent communication is a skill I teach both individually and in a group. I utilize and teach its core skills of nonjudgmental observation and taking ownership of feelings without blame in my work with clients.
My graduate training involved the study of communication theory and relationship dynamics. Following graduate school I became interested in non-violent communication skills and began incorporating these skills into therapy with individuals, couples and families. I've found these skills to be effective with all clients in identifying feelings/needs and learning to communicate them to others.