10 Reasons to Learn NVC:
1. Stay more centered, open and effective in conflicts
2. Have more fun, joy and pleasure
3. Experience less painful and shorter conflicts
4. Increase congruence between your values and actions
5. Move from conflict to mutual strategies
6. Have more awareness of your needs, wants and desires
7. Have your needs expressed and understood
8. Translate judgments into dialogues & requests
9. Increase harmony and understanding among others
10. Have a more wonderful life
Comprehensive Introduction to NVC
The NVC courses and weekends take us from the very beginning concepts to a deeper understanding of the purpose, meaning and implications NVC has in our lives and in the world. Learning groups practice responding and communicating consciously by expressing and hearing, based on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting.
Through the introduction of concepts in combination with experiential exercises, demonstrations, role plays and more, participants learn the foundations and concepts of NVC and have first hand experience practicing, and ultimately developing skills to bring back into their lives.
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NVC can be understood as a “language” that helps us translate what others are saying about their feelings and needs – even if they’re not using NVC. This does require effort, and so not all interactions are ones in which most people use NVC.
NVC helps anyone who learns it better understand their own feelings and needs, have better awareness of others’ feelings and needs, and both think and speak in a new language that fosters understanding, cooperation, and better interpersonal relations in general.
Ideally, all persons engaging in conflicts will know and practice NVC, however, this is not always possible as very few people have learned NVC thus far.
Even when only one person knows and practices NVC in a conflict, it often has a positive effect on the conflict and the parties involved.
NVC is particularly helpful in family and romantic relationships as well as in workplace professional relationships. NVC was developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, and he has used it to help improve group relations among those who have previously been involved in high-conflict situations such as ethnic and racial conflicts that have resulted in wars and genocides.
I encourage as many people as possible to learn and practice NVC.