Marshall RosenbergIn the Spotlight: Spirituality in NVC


Q: How do we connect with the Divine through Nonviolent Communication?

A: I think it is important that people see that spirituality is at the base of Nonviolent Communication, and that they learn the mechanics of the NVC process with that in mind. It’s really a spiritual practice that I am trying to show as a way of life. Even though we don’t make a point of mentioning this, people get seduced by the practice. Even if they practice NVC as a mechanical technique, they start to experience things between themselves and other people they weren’t able to experience before. So eventually they come to the spirituality of the process. They begin to see that it’s more than a communication process and realize it’s really an attempt to manifest our spirituality. I have tried to integrate the spirituality into the practice of NVC in a way that meets my need not to destroy the beauty of it through abstract philosophizing.

The kind of world I’d like to live in will require some rather significant social changes, but the changes that I’d like to see happen probably won’t happen unless the people working toward them are coming out of a different spirituality than what has led to the predicaments we’re in now. So, our training is designed to help people make sure that the spirituality that’s guiding them is one of their own choosing and not one they’ve internalized by the culture. And that they proceed in creating social change out of that spirituality.

--Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, Practical Spirituality, 2004

An Introduction to the Embodied Spirituality of NVC

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:21 hours: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.
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Vulnerability as a Spiritual Path

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  3 pages
What is a good baby? If you have been raised in a Western culture, chances are you know the answer right away (whether or not you agree with it). A good baby is one that doesn't cry! The training against vulnerability starts very early in life.
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The Spiritual Path of NVC (Part 2)

with Leo Sofer & Robert Gonzales
Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:05 hours:minutes
Are you a spiritual seeker who longs for an approach that supports compassion for self as well as profound spiritual transformation? If so, you’ll enjoy this telecourse recording with Robert Gonzales and Leo Sofer as they engage in dynamic discussions about NVC as a spiritual practice.
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The Spiritual Path of NVC (Part 1)

with Leo Sofer & Robert Gonzales
Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:04 hours:minutes
Are you a spiritual seeker who longs for an approach that supports compassion for self as well as profound spiritual transformation? If so, you’ll enjoy this telecourse recording with Robert Gonzales and Leo Sofer as they engage in dynamic discussions about NVC as a spiritual practice.
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Five Core Principles of Living Compassion and the Relationship of Needs to Spirituality

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:08 hours: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!

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