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Marshall Rosenberg

Marshall Rosenberg has initiated peace programs in war torn areas including Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Serbia, Croatia, and Ireland. A clinical psychologist, he is the founder and director of educational services for the Center...

Nonviolent Communication Online Training Course

Marshall Rosenberg

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Self-Guided Video Course: US $49.00
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CE Credits: US $20.00
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What You Say Next Can Change Your World

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Course objectives:

  • Identify the four steps of the Nonviolent Communication process.
  • Employ the four-step Nonviolent Communication process in every dialogue you engage in.
  • Utilize empathy to safely confront anger, fear and other powerful emotions.
  • Discover how to overcome the blocks to compassion, and open to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us.

You're about to have an uncomfortable meeting with your boss. The principal just called about your middle-schooler. You had a fight with your partner and it's an hour before bed.

You know your next move will go a long way toward defining your relationships with these individuals. So what do you do?

We all find ourselves in situations similar to these, and too often resort to the same old patterns of behavior—defending our need to be right, refusing to really listen, speaking cruelly out of anger and frustration, or worse.

But there is another way—thanks to the pioneering efforts of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, whose remarkable process of Nonviolent Communication has gained worldwide recognition as a tool for turning even the most volatile situations into a natural interchange of compassion, generosity, and mutual enrichment.

What You Will Receive:

  • More than 10 hours of immersive instruction in NVC, including nine audio sessions with Marshall Rosenberg and a video Q&A session with certified instructor John Kinyon
  • An in-depth online workbook with practical exercises to strengthen your ability to use Nonviolent Communication "in the field"

The Only Online Training Course with the Founder of Nonviolent Communication

Modeled after this visionary peacemaker's nine-day international intensive retreats, The Nonviolent Communication Online Training Course invites you to join Marshall Rosenberg himself to learn the essentials of NVC—a set of skills you will learn to successfully apply whether you're in the office, at the dinner table, or engaging members of your community—any time you want to honor "what is alive" in yourself and others.

A Nine-Part Interactive Workshop to Transform Your Relationships

Our words have the power to create profound healing—or incredible suffering—yet even with the best intentions, it can be difficult to express yourself in ways that build harmony and trust.

For more than 40 years, Marshall Rosenberg has helped people peacefully resolve conflicts in families, schools, businesses, and governments in 30 countries on 5 continents. Now, you can join this renowned teacher and discover a proven method for reaching accord, even in seemingly "impossible" situations.

With The Nonviolent Communication Online Training Course, you will receive:

  • More than 10 hours of immersive instruction in NVC, including nine audio sessions with Marshall Rosenberg and a video Q&A session with certified instructor John Kinyon
  • An in-depth online workbook with practical exercises to strengthen your ability to use Nonviolent Communication "in the field"

An Invitation to Connect with Peace, Empathy, and Integrity

Marshall Rosenberg teaches that it is our nature to enjoy giving and receiving in a compassionate and loving manner. Whether you're just getting started or already fluent in Nonviolent Communication, here is the definitive resource for using this life-saving approach to connect with others with empathy, integrity, and peace. Portions excerpted from the Nonviolent Communication Training Course.

What You'll Experience with The Nonviolent Communication Online Training Course

Session One: Origins of Nonviolent Communication

  • The purpose of NVC
  • Understanding the skills necessary to live compassionately
  • An overview of the NVC process
  • Developing a language of compassion

Session Two: Applying NVC within Ourselves

  • The "Four Friends" that alert us to when we are not acting from a place of compassion: anger, depression, guilt, and shame
  • Transforming our language of violence
  • The pitfalls of self-judgment
  • Exercises to practice self-empathy

Session Three: A Radically Different Kind of Honesty

  • Differentiating observations from evaluations
  • Learning how to identify our needs
  • The practice of making clear requests

Session Four: Empathically Connecting with Others

  • Developing the skill to differentiate between receiving information empathically versus non-empathically
  • Behaviors that prevent us from being present to another person's needs and feelings
  • Understanding what to do when others judge your actions

Session Five: Meeting Our Needs in Intimate Relationships

  • Love as a need, not just a feeling
  • Differentiating requests from demands
  • Learning to say no
  • Communicating about sexuality

Session Six: Experiencing and Exercising Authority

  • Understanding different authority structures
  • Respect for authority versus fear of authority
  • Standing up to authority
  • Saying no to authority exercise
  • Issues addressing the authority relationship involving children

Session Seven: Healing, Mediation, and Reconciliation

  • Helping people heal with NVC
  • How empathy supports healing
  • Healing and reconciliation exercises
  • Learning how to have empathy for people who are angry
  • An exercise designed to help open communication channels

Session Eight: How NVC Supports Social Change

  • Transforming dominating structures
  • Making requests in powerful ways
  • The protective use of force

Session Nine: Living Compassionately with Celebration and Gratitude

  • Differentiating gratitude from praise and compliments
  • Celebrating the power we have to enrich life
  • Learning to whole-heartedly receive gratitude

Product details

Self-Guided Video Course:
Contents Video downloads, Audio downloads
Date Published March 18, 2013
Product Codes 3807n, c3807n, wc03807n
CE Credits:
Contents 5 CE credits
Date Published February 01, 2012
Product Codes 2832, e2832, ce02832

Customer Reviews

By Sharon Elaine H
Date Added: Thursday 9 October 2014
I was surprised that it was an online course, for I was looking for a mailed package. The online course is wonderful! The pacing is good and the "homework" excellent for the student to synthesize and then verbalize.
By Kat M
Date Added: Sunday 5 October 2014
Great lessons. Involves self-reflection and major shift in thinking for many.
Date Added: Wednesday 17 September 2014
The course was very enlightening and helped emphasize the importance of empathy in my counseling work.
Date Added: Saturday 13 September 2014
It was very enlightening.
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