What is "Nonviolent Communication"
Nonviolent Communication™ (NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg, guides us to reframe how we express ourselves, how we hear others and resolve conflicts by focusing our consciousness on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting. It is a tool that leads us toward a quality of connection among people where everyone’s needs are valued and get met through compassionate giving—out of the joy of contributing to another human being.
The potency of NVC is in its pragmatic simplicity. In any moment, there are two ways to enhance connection & understanding:
While simple, NVC is often challenging to embody because we are so deeply conditioned to perceive each other through judgments. With practice, the tool of NVC helps us navigate within ourselves to transform blame & judgment--where neither our own needs nor those of the other person are likely to be met—into a mutual awareness of human needs.
What NVC is not ...
Workbook: NVC Introduction
This 22-page workbook includes the core pages from Basileia's workshop materials for the "Introduction to Needs-Based Communication (NVC)" workshop. We typically teach this workshop in a 1- to 2-day format for people who are new to NVC.
We offer these materials with a limited right to download and print/reproduce for personal learning or group workshops provided that (a) you contact us to let us know of your intention to use the materials, (b) the materials are used as-is keeping the copyright information on each page, (c) the PDF file itself is shared only by providing a link to this web page, and (d) the materials are not sold.
If you are using these materials in a workshop for which you are being paid, we request a donation to Basileia in whatever amount you would enjoy giving.