Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is the life work of Marshall B Rosenberg PhD who dedicated himself to developing and teaching communication that inspires connection, understanding and collaboration, and to understanding what conditions, both external and internal, interfere with people’s natural capacity to be connected to life and to respond humanely in challenging moments.
While we may not consider the way we talk to be ‘violent,’ our words often lead to hurt and pain, whether for others or for ourselves.
– Marshall Rosenburg
NVC begins by assuming that we all share the same, basic human needs and that everyone is doing the best they can, given the access they have to internal resources, to meet needs. In particular NVC focuses on how language and the presence we bring to our communication can support connection, and offers a map or pathway for clear, honest expression as well as for deep listening.