What is Nonviolent Communication?

Nonviolent Communication(sm) (NVC) is a practical, learnable process based on universal human values that helps people connect more deeply with themselves and others. It promotes congruency with one’s values in thought, speech and action.

The purpose of NVC is to create the quality of connection where everyone’s needs are equally valued and strategies to meet needs contribute to connection, harmony and peace.

Nonviolent Communication develops one’s ability to transform blame, anger and criticism into understanding, effective communication and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Nonviolent Communication focuses our attention on what matters most, leading to language and actions that are efficient, effective and full of integrity.

Nonviolent Communication strengthens our ability to inspire compassion and teamwork from others. It guides us to reframe how we express ourselves and how we hear others.

Kathleen Macferran, Certified Trainer
Strength of Connection Center for Nonviolent Communication
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