Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
"When our communication supports compassionate
giving and receiving,
happiness replaces violence and grieving!”
- Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD
The Nonviolent Communication (NVC) work of Marshall Rosenberg (also known as Compassionate Communication) profoundly transforms the way we interact.
The Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Network is dedicated to carrying Marshall's NVC work forward in the Colorado Rocky Mountain region. Weaving compassion into the everyday fabric of our lives requires building compassionate practices. Practices that evoke empathy and honor autonomy, practices that connect our heads and hearts, that embolden us to pursue our dreams and to express ourselves freely.
Compassionate practices are built through repetition and interaction. Compassionate practices increase our capacity to respond effectively, even in crisis moments. We all have different learning modalities, preferences, and schedules, thus practice can assume many forms. At RMCCN, we are committed to supporting a wide range of individual needs. Here are some of the resources available to help you cultivate a compassionate existence.
Attend a workshop
RMCCN offers a wide variety of Compassionate Communication (NVC) related workshops for individuals, organizations, businesses, and schools. Check out the Community Calendar for news of upcoming events and workshops.
Join or start a practice group
We support ongoing practice groups. Some practice groups have individual facilitators, others are group facilitated, with people taking turns leading discussion and activities. Periodically, we also do practice group “matchmaking” to help people find or initiate practice groups. For more information, visit our practice group page.
RMCCN also offers a Facilitators' Practice Group designed to support people who wish to share NVC with others by facilitating practice groups, leading NVC workshops, or taking NVC into their organizations. Learn more »
Help us bring NVC to your organization, business, community group or school by sponsoring an introductory course or workshop. We offer a variety of programs, which our facilitators can customize to the interests, age, and experience of your group. Contact us for more information.
Connect through social networks
Visit our Facebook page to meet people who share your interest in NVC, learn about upcoming events, start a discussion about Nonviolent Communication, share resources.
Volunteer your time
We’re volunteer powered, and we’d love your help! People contribute in many ways, such as helping with workshop logistics, promoting special events, contributing to social media discussions, building our resource library, and more. Contact us and let us know how you’d like to get involved; we have an ongoing list of volunteer opportunities, or you may create your own.
Discover online resources
The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) website has information about NVC, workshops, materials, local trainers, forums, links and much more.