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Compassionate Communication

(aka NVC (Nonviolent Communication)

Foundations Course

This is a 5-week course on the Foundations of NVC, which is based on the seminal work of Marshal Rosenberg. We offer this live course periodically throughout the year.*

  There is no class scheduled at this time, however...

 You may purchase the 5-week online course to view anytime at your own pace here.

Nonviolent Communication, (NVC), is based on the principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture.

NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs and that all actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, Increased understanding, deepening connection, and conflict resolution.

The NVC community is active in over 65 countries around the globe.

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Compassionate Communication   

(aka NVC (Nonviolent Communication)  

Monthly Practice Group*

If you are acquainted with the power of Nonviolent communication and would like to enhance and strengthen your understanding and compassionate communication skills, consider joining a group of people who are dedicated to greater compassion, mutuality, support, and clarity of purpose.


This practice will truly enhance your learning skills and ability to have meaningful conversations that bring more connection and enjoyment to your relationships.   

"The nonviolent communication process strengthens our ability to remain human even under trying conditions. It reminds us about what we already know--how we humans were meant to relate to one another-- and assist us in living in ways that concretely manifest this knowledge.  It is a way of interacting that facilities the flow of communication needed to resolve differences peacefully."

- Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. (Founder of Nonviolent Communication)

No classes at this time.  When new classes are scheduled details will be posted here.   Please email with any questions:

Please Note:

Denese Schellink is not a Certified NVC Trainer but has practiced under Marshal Rosenberg and studied these practices and principles for over 15 years.   For more information on NVC, Please visit

Some ideas and information can also be found on:   

NVC Academy at

The NVC Academy offers hundreds of affordable online personal growth courses and resources to learn Nonviolent Communication from home.

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