Our NVC community in India is a thriving one, and it’s incredible to see how we’ve grown and how NVC has touched so many hundreds of people over the past several years.
It all started with Marshall Rosenberg coming to India in 2004 for an International Intensive Training (IIT) in Bangalore, and then again in 2006 for another IIT in Pune. And then from 2010 onwards, we’ve had annual International Conventions, plus many other events with trainers and participants from all over the world.
To know more about what’s happening in India, check out our community Facebook Group.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) contains nothing new. It is based on historical principles of nonviolence – the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC reminds us what we already instinctively know about how good it feels to authentically connect to another human being.
With NVC we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others. Through its emphasis on deep listening to ourselves as well as others, NVC helps us discover the depth of our own compassion. This language reveals the awareness that all human beings are only trying to honor universal values and needs, every minute, every day.
NVC can be seen as both a spiritual practice that helps us see our common humanity, using our power in a way that honors everyone’s needs, and a concrete set of skills which help us create life-serving families and communities.
The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative.
Through the practice of NVC, we can learn to clarify what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by, and what we want to ask of ourselves and others. We will no longer need to use the language of blame, judgment or domination. We can experience the deep pleasure of contributing to each other’s well being.
NVC creates a path for healing and reconciliation in its many applications, ranging from intimate relationships, work settings, health care, social services, police, prison staff and inmates, to governments, schools and social change organizations.
[Source: Marshall Rosenberg and CNVC]