Nonviolent Communication

When feelings are raw and groups or individuals have issues with each other, Nonviolent Communication, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, is a highly effective method which uses a simple, four-step process:

  • Sharing observations,
  • Expressing feelings,
  • Describing needs, and,
  • Articulating a request for what we need.

The Center for Nonviolent Communication offers a variety of training opportunities around the world as well as a number of other resources. A basic understanding of the process may be gotten from the book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion, by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.