Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a life-changing way of interacting. It is a process conceived by author and international peacemaker Dr. Marshall Rosenberg (1934-2015) designed to help human beings increase their capacity to relate compassionately even under trying circumstances. By consciously choosing our responses based on meeting needs instead of on expressing habitual responses that alienate others, it is possible to resolve differences peacefully. NVC avoids making people defend themselves from value-laden judgments, it employs clear requests in place of demands, and it allows everyone to have their needs acknowledged and valued without coercion, fear of retribution, or loss of self-esteem. Read Chapter One of Nonviolent Communication.
Rachelle Lamb became certified by the Center for Nonviolent Communication in 2002. She has helped thousands over the years to cultivate greater awareness and mastery in their communication. Workshop participants consistently remark on the profound life-changing impact of what they learn in her sessions. (Read Rachelle's tribute to Marshall Rosenberg)