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About the Center for Nonviolent Communication

The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) is a global organization that supports the learning and sharing of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and helps people peacefully and effectively resolve conflicts in personal, organizational, and political settings.

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 each of our actions is a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.

The Center for Nonviolent Communication pursues the vision of a world in which

  • everyone values everyone's basic human needs and lives from a consciousness that connects with the universal life energy and natural oneness of all life
  • where every individual embraces self-compassion
  • where people joyfully and compassionately contribute to each other and resolve conflicts peacefully
  • where the systems and structures we create in economics, education, justice, healthcare, peace-keeping and other areas across our global interdependent community reflect that consciousness and evaluate their actions against their contribution to life and the human needs they ultimately serve

The CNVC Bookstore sells educational materials to support the learning of NVC.  All profits contribute to the sustainability of CNVC.   

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
9301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
Tel: +1.505.244.4041 | Fax: +1.505.247.0414 | US Only: 800 255 7696

www.cnvc.org