“NVC gives people a way of listening so others feel not just heard, but understood.”

- Thomas Gordon, Parent Effectiveness Training

“It would be hard to list all of the kinds of people who can benefit from reading these books, because it’s really any and all of us.”

- Michael Nagler, Is There No Other Way?

“Applying the concepts within these books will guide the reader towards fostering more compassion in the world.”

- Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

“These dynamic communication techniques transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues.”

- John Gray, Ph.D., Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

“NVC is one of the most useful things you will ever learn.”

- William Ury, Getting to Yes

“NVC provides us with the most effective tools to foster health and relationships.”

- Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within

“These books are worth their weight in gold.”

- Jan Hunt, The Natural Child

“I believe the principles and techniques in NVC can literally change the world!”

- Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

“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 gives people a way of listening so others feel not just heard, but understood.”

- Thomas Gordon, Parent Effectiveness Training

The Basics of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose — to think and communicate in terms of what is “right“ and “wrong“ with people.

We express our feelings in terms of what another person has “done to us.” We struggle to understand what we want or need in the moment, and how to effectively ask for what we want without using unhealthy demands, threats or coercion. As founder of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. says,

“What others do may be a stimulus of our feelings, but not the cause.”

- Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.,
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life


At best, thinking and communicating this way can create misunderstanding and frustration, or simply keep us from getting what we want. It can also keep us from the fulfilling relationships we deserve. And still worse, it can lead to anger, depression and even emotional or physical violence.

Since developing the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process in the 1960’s, Marshall Rosenberg’s vision has been to teach people of any age, gender, ethnicity or background a much more effective alternative. At present, hundreds of certified NVC trainers and supporters are teaching NVC skills to people from all walks of life around the globe.

Through our self-help communication books you’ll learn to transform the thinking, moralistic judgments, and language that keep you from the enriching relationships you dream of. As you learn how to apply NVC through reading our books, you’ll start to resolve conflicts with more ease, learn to ask for what you want without using demands, begin to hear the true needs of others with less effort, strengthen your personal and professional relationships, and start living your full potential.

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