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About Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is both a philosophy and a system of communication that empowers individuals to achieve greater empathy for others by developing a sense of one’s own needs and feelings. NVC can be used to resolve conflicts and create win-win solutions. It can be used in all relationships—in the workplace and with family and friends. Nonviolent Communication techniques can enhance our sense of security, allowing others to be heard, which opens up communication and creates understanding. When we apply NVC principles, we are able to take control of our life and maintain integrity consistent with our deepest values.

Global Recognition

NVC is being used worldwide—within our education systems, in orphanages in war-torn countries, in prisons, in our legal system, and in health care systems around the world. NVC has been endorsed by experts worldwide: John Grey, Jack Canfield, Deepak Chopra, Anthony Robbins, Arun Gandhi, Marianne Williamson, Bernie Glassman, William Ury, Raiane Eisler, Jerry Mintz, and Jan Hunt to name a few.

NVC has been shared with teachers, students and religious groups, with prison inmates, advocacy groups, and corporate and government groups . . . with people from all walks of life across Canada.

Deepak Chopra: “Marshall Rosenberg provides us with the most effective tools to foster health and relationships. NVC connects soul to soul, creating a lot of healing. It is the missing element in what we do.”


Anthony Robbins: “Dr. Rosenberg has brought the simplicity of successful communication into the foreground. No matter what issue you’re facing, his strategies for communicating with others will set you up to win every time.”

NVC in the Workplace

It is possible for organizations to support and maintain an environment in the workplace that has more harmony and respectful connection through the use of the Nonviolent Communication Skills training. The value of connections and empathy in the workplace is the path to greater productivity.

There are three areas of empathic connection: our relationship with self—being aware of our internal state, the relationship that connects us to our co-workers and the relationships to the people the organization serves. Often the quality of connections between individuals is not meeting human needs such as trust, respect, autonomy, understanding and acceptance, resulting in unhealthy connections. Shifting the connections in the workplace through empathy has the potential to make a world of difference.

The techniques individuals will learn in this training will foster more compassion, understanding, acceptance and respectful connection in all relationships. This training offers critical evidence that what we speak reflects who we are and embodies what we will become. This is a revolutionary way of looking at language. If enough people make use of the material in Nonviolent Communication, we could be living and working in a more compassionate world.

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