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A Triumph of Nonviolent Communication in Action

Being the Change I Want to See Maybe you’ve heard some version of the old story about a man who came to Buddha and yelled and screamed at him, judging him up and down. Buddha just observed the man and … Continue reading

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Judgments: What You Judge, You Become

I‘ve heard an old saying, “What you judge, you become.” I’ve elaborated on this with my own twist. “What you judge harshly in others, you may eventually become; what you judge compassionately in yourself through value judgments, you may eventually … Continue reading

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Jackal Finger-Pointing: 1 Finger Outward, 3 Inward

One Jackal Finger to Three Giraffe Fingers Much of the time we all find ourselves living in judgmental, “jackal” consciousness. That is, we point the one finger outward at other people as we judge and criticize how stupid they are. … Continue reading

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Tossing Out the Community Rules, Nonviolently

(Note: NVC is an abbreviation for Nonviolent Communication, a fluid, ever-evolving language process created by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. It is also sometimes referred to as Compassionate Communication, and is based on universal human feelings and needs, the giving of empathy … Continue reading

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Heart Connection: Will You Dig Deep to Find the Empathy you Want?

Heart Connection is one of the main goals in NVC (Nonviolent Communication). Recently in my NVC support/practice group, a participant commented on how many words it took to get to the heart of an issue and to resolve it. It … Continue reading

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The Challenge to Avoid NVC Dogma

Through the NVC Academy, Robert Gonzales recorded a free webcast as part of a series entitled Practical Pathways. Robert holds a Ph.D., and is a CNVC Certified Trainer, widely respected in the global NVC community. Listening to this webcast I … Continue reading

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Make Your NVC Conversations Sound Truly Natural

Recently a client gave me quite a challenge. He wanted me to help him find the NVC way to express himself to a family member where there has been a thick wall of conflict and resentment for years. He insisted, … Continue reading

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NVC Exercise #3: Letting Go of Judgments

A very simple yet effective exercise that may help those in your NVC Practice Group. The goal is to let go of current judgments or judgmental attitudes we are holding, which are no longer serving us, which trigger painfully unmet … Continue reading

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A Connection between Humility and NVC Consciousness?

This question came to mind recently as I had listened to the last few chapters of Catcher in the Rye on audiobook, just before facilitating the local NVC support/practice group. J.D. Salinger included at a key point in his novel, … Continue reading

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TRANSLATE THAT INTO NVC! SEND US YOUR NVC TRANSLATION DILEMMAS!

What’s THAT, You Ask? I’m announcing a unique, customized NVC translation service. This page is an open invitation to you, dear reader. Please submit any communication issue, problem or challenge that you are facing. Maybe it’s an issue from the past that … Continue reading

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