Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Marshall Rosenberg

Nonviolent Communication was developed over the last 50 years by the American PhD psychologist Marshall Rosenberg.

A student of the Humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers, and nourished by different sources of knowledge from East and West, Marshall Rosenberg developed a model of communication that is now used all over the world. It’s used to great success between individuals, in families, schools, businesses, jails and many other structures and institutions.

Nonviolent Communication is also used in politics as a tool for conflict resolution and mediation between groups, militants, tribes and governments. Above all, Nonviolent Communication is a revolutionary approach to transforming our relationships with ourselves and to those around us – our family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and so on……

How can we create a dialogue where one least seems possible?

How can I express myself unflinchingly, honestly, and without judgment?

How is it possible to finally feel understood?

Nonviolent Communication assumes that under each action we take there is a human need trying to be fulfilled.

‘WAR’ is the tension between different strategies that have been chosen to meet particular needs. When we actually meet on the level of these needs we find no conflict, and therefore no war.

When we take the time and have the skills to see the needs behind other people’s actions, a deep understanding can be established. A kind of magic unfolds, where trust can grow and a new kind of collaboration can take place. From this deeper understanding new creative paradigms unfold, with new strategies emerging that can meet everyone’s needs at once!  

How can we create power with people rather than power over people?

How can we say goodbye to compromising and create a dynamic community where everyone’s needs are considered and fulfilled?

Nonviolent Communication is a revolutionary model to foster consciousness transformation and social change. It allows us to imagine and practically create a new world: A world where we can all act from our own choice rather than from fear. A world where we don’t have to fight for recognition or self-esteem. A world where others support us in being as we are, and by doing so they contribute to their own well-being. A world where peace is not a dream but the experience itself.

Just imagine… “What a beautiful world it would be…” Yoram Mosenzon