Practice Nonviolent Communication

meets every Monday

7:30 pm - 9 pm.


Regents Park Apartments

5050 S Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL

Nonviolent Communication Training

Nonviolent Communicationsm (NVC) is a process that strengthens our ability to inspire compassion from others and respond compassionately to others and ourselves. NVC guides us to reframe how we express ourselves and how we hear others by focusing our consciousness on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting. It is a language of empathy and honesty, and is sometimes described as “the language of the heart.”

The model of Nonviolent Communication was first proposed by Marshall Rosenberg and has been used by him, and a growing team of trainers around the world, for the last thirty years. The model builds an awareness of the factors required for people to stay connected to the humanity of each other while communicating, and offers specific tools to stay in this often surprisingly revolutionary way of interacting. People involved in this process of communication feel heard and understood, find increased clarity in communication, and feel a welcome warmth of heart that arises from being in touch with another person in this way.

The quality of connection created transforms situations where physical, emotional or spiritual violence is in the air, so that compassion emerges, and people choose actions that are in harmony with their needs and values.