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What is NVC?

'NVC' stands for Nonviolent Communication.

Dr Marshall Rosenberg coined the term as Ghandi used it — referring to "our natural state when all violence has subsided from our heart". As Marshall says, "While we may not believe we are ‘violent’, our words and thoughts often lead to pain in others and ourselves.

Nonviolent Communication offers practical tools that help us connect with ourselves and others in ways that make communication more effective.

The NVC process guides us to reframe how we express ourselves AND hear others. We do this by focussing our consciousness on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting.

We learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others, and to identify and clearly articulate what we are wanting in a given moment. When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, or needed, rather than on diagnosing and judging, we begin to communicate from a place of compassion, and connection naturally flows.

Through its emphasis on deep listening - to ourselves as well as others - NVC fosters respect, attentiveness and empathy.

Transform the quality of your communications and relationships with Nonviolent Communication.
It even works without the others' knowledge of the process!

More information about Nonviolent Communication:

More information on Dr Marshall Rosenberg:
Founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC)


John Gray, Ph.D., Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus :
  "These dynamic communication techniques transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues."
Anthony Robbins :
"No matter what issue you're facing, NVC will set you up to win every time."
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success :
  "NVC provides us with the most effective tools to foster health and relationships."
Francis Lefkowitz, Body and Soul :
  "Changing the way the world works sounds daunting, but Nonviolent Communication helps liberate us from ancient patterns of violence."
Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul series :
  "I believe the principles and techniques in NVC can literally change the world!"
Midwest Book Review :
  "NVC is as timely as it is necessary to the peaceful resolution of conflicts, personal or public, domestic or international."