Someone was asking me why I was so incredibly enthusiastic about NVC. NVC opens up possibility with the precision of language. It makes people consider their word choices, their messages, before they speak. We are asked to be responsible for our words because they matter! I have seen couples in sessions here transform their conversations simply by taking responsibility for their side of the communication. It is touching!
"What happens to disconnect us from our compassionate nature, leading us to behave violently and exploitatively?" Marshal Rosenberg
"And conversely, what allows some people to stay connected to their compassionate nature under even the most trying circumstances?"
NvC is founded on language and communication skills that strengthen our ability to remain human, even under trying conditions.
Guides us in reframing how we express ourselves and hear others.
Instead of habitual, automatic reactions, our words become conscious responses based firmly on awareness of what we are perceiving, feeling, and wanting.
We learn to identify and clearly articulate what we are concretely wanting in any given situation. The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative.