CNVC Certified Trainer from Portland, Oregon, USA
Robert’s passion is in the spirituality of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process. He sees NVC both as a process that helps people connect more authentically with themselves and others, and as a spiritual practice and way of living.
Robert Gonzales received a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1989. He met Marshall Rosenberg and was introduced to NVC in 1985, and has been offering NVC training in some form since 1986. His original professional background and training was as a licensed psychotherapist.
Robert is one of a team of NVC trainers who comprise the NVC Training Institute, which offers in-depth and continuing NVC training in the United States and Europe.
He has offered NVC training for community colleges, high schools, churches, social workers, psychologists, mediators, teenagers and public groups. He has taught psychology, counseling and communication at Prescott College. Robert opened the Prescott Center for Nonviolent Communication in Prescott, Arizona in June 2000. He is now the director of the Center for Living Compassion located in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Robert has worked with the Center for Nonviolent Communication in a number of capacities, including: past President of the Board, CNVC Certified Trainer, International Intensive Training (IIT) trainer and North American Assessor.
Listen to Leo Sofer speak with Robert Gonzales about NVC & spirituality in this 2010 interview:
Website: Center for Living Compassion
Diving Deeper Into the Spiral of Life (Complete Course)
Letting Go and Being Free(2018): Session 2
Letting Go and Being Free
Working with a Difficult Counseling Situation
Living the Self-in-Life (Part 1)
Living the Self-in-Life Recordings
Being Present with What's Alive and Juicy
Cooperating with the Life Principle: Living the Heart of Life Unfolding (Complete Course)
Five Core Principles of Living Compassion and the Relationship of Needs to Spirituality
Listen to Robert describe the five core principles of Living Compassion and the relationship of needs to spirituality. Great material for reflection and reference!