Nonviolent Communication Skills and De-escalation

“Our ability to offer empathy can allow us to stay vulnerable, defuse potential violence, help us hear the word ‘no’ without taking it as a rejection, revive lifeless conversation, and even hear the feelings and needs expressed through silence.”

-Marshall B. Rosenberg

More information on this topic coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy these resources.

Interactive Workshop

De-escalation strategies

Words can be used to both escalate and de-escalate different situations. Join Ceri Buckmaster for an interactive workshop that looks at how… Learn the basics of De-escalation rooted in Nonviolent Communication. How might you de-escalate a tense situation with someone who disagrees with you…
De-escalation strategies – Ceri Buckmaster


Nonviolent Communication for De-Escalating Difficult Human Interactions

Host Nancy Kahn talks with special guest, Kangs Trevens, an Oakland-based counselor and facilitator of Trauma-Informed Nonviolent Communication about de-escalation and grounding skills that every person could benefit from. Join us to learn essential skills that support safety and contribute to reducing harm during difficult and overwhelming human interactions without the default being calling law enforcement.

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NVC De-escalation Web Resources

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There is a wealth of information on Nonviolent Communication – in articles and videos. Of course we endorse all of Marshall’s sharing’s, however, there are many transcripts and videos created by others. Due to limited resources we do not verify the full accuracy of any particular video or articles created by others, even though there is plenty of wonderful and educational information on the web