Robert Gonzales

Robert Gonzales

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

Life Force and the Spirituality of Human Needs (Complete Course)

Your needs and your values are your Life Force: the river that flows through your spirit and your life, giving life and light to your being. Explore this river with Robert, and map out routes that support your growth. Listen In.
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Diving Deeper Into the Spiral of Life (Complete Course)

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.
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Letting Go and Being Free(2018): Session 2

Listen in as Robert guides people through the process of transforming resistance. Daily practice of this transformational process develops your capacity to be with your inner experience and live free of the experience of the pain of life.
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Letting Go and Being Free

Life IS relationship! Our daily lives can be described as an ongoing series of living in relationship to ourselves, to other people, and to external events. This course invites you to live every moment of your life more fully by attending to (and cultivating) all the ways you may experience resistance — stress, confusion, fear, overwhelm, or anxiety — and then surrendering to the rich life that’s glowingly present in your innermost heart!
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Working with a Difficult Counseling Situation

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.
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Living the Self-in-Life (Part 1)

During this very moving session, you'll dive into Robert's exercises for supporting connection to your true self as opposed to your conditioned self.
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Living the Self-in-Life Recordings

Come. Let us journey together into our own authentic Life force: the essential living energy that permeates all of our lives.
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Being Present with What's Alive and Juicy

Have you always yearned to work directly with Robert? Then this course is tailor-made for you. You’ll have multiple opportunities to witness and / or experience one-on-one coaching sessions with Robert himself during this transformative – and highly personalized – coaching course!
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Cooperating with the Life Principle: Living the Heart of Life Unfolding (Complete Course)

If you're interested in learning specifically how and what you can do to live compassionately – with plenty of hands-on practice time – this course is for you. Observe actual demonstrations of Robert guiding participants through the transformational territory of healing and integration.
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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!

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