robert gonzales 200x250In the Spotlight: Robert Gonzales

Robert Gonzales’ passion is in the spirituality of compassionate communication. He sees compassionate communication as a process that helps you connect more authentically with yourself and others, and as a spiritual practice and way of living.

Robert met Marshall Rosenberg in 1985, and has been been providing Nonviolent Communication training to community colleges, high schools, churches, social workers, psychologists, mediators, and others since 1986. A licensed psychologist and CNVC Certified Trainer from the Center for Nonviolent Communication, Robert is past President of the board of directors for the Center for Nonviolent Communication and a trainer at many NVC Intensive International Trainings, as well as a former assessor in North America for certifying NVC Trainers. He was one of the co-founders of the NVC Training Institute, a team of NVC trainers who offer in-depth and continuing NVC training in the United States and Europe.

It is with sadness, tenderness, and care that we share that Robert's esophageal cancer has returned. Robert is fully focusing on his healing and well-being and has stepped back from sharing NVC. Robert welcomes your support. You can follow his progress, contribute to his care, and communicate with him through Caring Bridge

The first session of Introduction to Self Compassion is free for all to enjoy. See just below... 

Embodying the Consciousness of NVC (6 Session Course)

Audio • 5 hours, 45 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
5 hours, 45 minutes

Please join veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, Robert Gonzales, to explore how you can embody the consciousness of NVC and live every moment of every day in the fullness of compassion - for yourself and others.

An Introduction to Self-Compassion (10 Session Course)

Audio • 11 hours, 12 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
11 hours, 12 minutes

In this 10 session telecourse recording, world renowned CNVC Certified Trainer Robert Gonzales will help you discover a new level of self-acceptance that can lead to profound emotional healing and a deeper spiritual presence.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Diving Deeper Into the Spiral of Life (6 Session Course)

Audio • 6 hours, 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
6 hours, 2 minutes

We invite you to dive into this voyage, where you and Robert will swim ever deeper into the Spiral of Life, coming face-to-face with your divine Life Force – that essential living energy that permeates all.

Working with a Difficult Counseling Situation

Video • 30 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
30 minutes

Clinical psychologist, Robert Gonzales, Ph.D., uses an open dialogue with a practitioner to explore effective, compassionate methods to handle a volatile counseling situation. This resource has been newly remastered to a larger, higher quality video.

Healing Old Pain

Video • 41 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
41 minutes

Watch this heartwarming video as Robert Gonzales works with a volunteer to heal old pain over a situation with her grandmother. By playing the grandmother role, and using three different role play scenarios, Robert guides the woman through three stages of healing.

An Introduction to the Embodied Spirituality of NVC

Video • 21 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
21 minutes

In this inspiring video, Robert Gonzales, veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, talks about his personal search to integrate spirituality into his daily life, and how Nonviolent Communication provided the missing link for this integration and has become the focus of his work.

Five Core Principles of Living Compassion and the Relationship of Needs to Spirituality

Audio • 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
8 minutes

Listen to Robert describe the five core principles of Living Compassion and the relationship of needs to spirituality. Great material for reflection and reference!

The Illusion of Conflicting Needs

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
This exercise will help you resolve situations in which you have two needs which seem to be in conflict with each other, transforming inner conflict into peace.

NVC Booksdance floors 300x30