What is Nonviolent Communication?

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a powerful tool created by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg for peacefully resolving conflicts on personal, professional, and political levels through empathetic listening and honest self-expression, which empowers us to see and connect with the humanity in ourselves and others. Through the practice of NVC we can learn to identify, understand, and connect to our universal human needs and values, rather than diagnosing and judging, in order to engender more compassion and connectedness. In the MDNVC community, we explore and practice the key distinctions of Nonviolent Communication together, imparting us with the tools needed to become effective agents of peace in our lives and broader communities.