“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

Articles on Social Change and Nonviolent Activism

Creating a Culture of Nonviolence: A Conversation With Arun Gandhi
By Tiffany Meyer
A world-renowned speaker, author and social change leader, Arun shares the lessons of nonviolence instilled by his grandfather all around the world. In this conversation, Mr. Gandhi offers unique insight into the global peace movement - providing peace activists of all levels hope and guidance in how to affect nonviolent change.

From Prisoner to Peacemaker: A Conversation With Dow Gordon of the Freedom Project (PDF)
By Tiffany Meyer
Serving a 10-year sentence for heroin trafficking, Dow Gordon was a self-described career criminal with a long arrest record and an external toughness that screamed of self-protection. Little did he know that the Nonviolent Communication course he would attend back in 1999-attended, he admits, as an act of rebellion in a system of walls and bars-would subsequently transform his life.

I Had a Vision But No Roadmap: My Journey to Nonviolent Communication in the Classroom (PDF)
By Paulette Pierce
Before, I taught my students how to be passionate intellectual gladiators within a classroom structured to facilitate fierce debate and total victory. Now I show them how to open their hearts and share in the construction of a community designed to support the creativity of every member.

Transforming Enemy Images: Excerpted From Speak Peace in a World of Conflict
By Marshall Rosenberg
In our Nonviolent Communication training and books, we want people not only to come out with awareness of how NVC can be used to transform their inner world, but also to see how it can be used to create the world outside that they want to live in.

Transforming Power Relations: The Invisible Revolution (PDF)
By Miki Kashtan
Nonviolent Communication provides specific tools to empower ourselves and others to live more in line with our values and deeper needs. When we do that, we become more effective in relating to ourselves, other faculty, and staff, and we can contribute more to students' ability to feel connected and energized.

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