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Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart.

NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.

People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution.

The NVC community is active in over 65 countries around the globe.


EXCITING NEWS from the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication: REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the Compassion Course Online.

NYCNVC's Compassion Course Online is an international online training and community with over 6,000 participants (from more than 100 countries) enrolled in the 2017-18 course.

This year's course begins June 20th, 2018 and will be delivered in English, German, Arabic and Spanish.

Compassion Course Video Link

It is for anyone who is inspired to have more compassion in their lives and in our world. It covers foundational to advanced concepts and practices that help us understand what engenders compassion and what blocks it and help us bring more compassion into our everyday lives.

As the year progresses, participants work with more advanced practices and processes that help us bring more compassion into our everyday lives.

Throughout the course we work on progressively deepening levels with self-empathy, empathy, emotional triggers, anger, beliefs, dialog, appreciation, requests and more. By the end of the year, the course covers over 50 concepts and differentiations.

To view an informative video with Thom Bond, founder of NYCNVC, for more information and to register, visit the course website at

Be sure to select 'CNVC' as the way you learned about their Compassion Course and 10% of your fee will be donated back to our organization.

When our communication supports compassionate giving and receiving, happiness replaces violence and grieving!
-- CNVC founder, Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing, and right-doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.
-- Rumi


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MAY 9, 2018: Update on development of our new site.

Until further notice, anything you enter into your blog or other forms here will not be available in the new site, until it can be manually re-entered. It is still advisable to enter your events and any time-sensitive information or payments. Please hold back from adding any non-urgent information for now, and check back for further directions when we launch.

The current site will continue to be active until the public launch of the new site. Staff will be testing and refining the content and functions of the new site between now and then. We appreciate your patience and support during this time. Do not hesitate to send your questions and concerns directly to me in the meantime.

Judi Piggott, Website Upgrade Project Coordinator judi (at)

Existing accounts will still be fully active in the meantime, but no new accounts can be self-registered. 

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