NVC is sometimes referred to as Compassionate Communication. It’s purpose is to strengthen our ability to inspire compassion & to respond compassionately to others as well as ourselves.
Marshall B Rosenberg developed the the language of NVC in the late 50’s early 60’s. From a very young age, he asked himself the following questions: “What happens to disconnect us from our compassionate nature leading us to behave violently & exploitatively?” and, “What allows some people to stay connected to their compassionate nature in their nature under the most trying circumstances?” He studied the factors that affect our ability to remain compassionate & discovered that language & the use of words has a crucial role.
He identified the specific approach to communicating – speaking & listening, that leads us to give from the heart connecting with ourselves & each other in a way that allows our natural compassion to flourish.
Marshall Rosenberg went on to found the Centre of Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) & has offered his training & mediation skills in over 60 countries around the world working with educators, managers, prison officials, families, military, clergy and many other groups of people.
NVC can be applied in many different areas. These include: Self, Intimate Relationships, Business, School, Adolescents, Parenting.
For us it means to live connected to our feelings and our needs and to experience life from that awareness. Also to connect with & honour the feelings and needs of others. It is the dance of “What is alive in me?” “What is alive in you?” – giving me, receiving you. It is the honouring of the life force that flows through us & between us.
Imagine hearing those most closest to you in a heartfelt way where you connect to what they are feeling and what they are needing. To create a level of connection where that person that you are connecting with knows they are being heard.
Imagine having someone connect with your feelings and needs so you know you are being heard and then coming together to seek a strategy where all needs can be met.
Is this possible? We say yes. Come join us on this journey of discovery.
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