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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

Latest NVC Library Resources with Robert Gonzales

The Illusion of Conflicting Needs

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.

Clarity, Compassion and Empowerment (6 Session Course)

Living Compassion, for Robert, represents the spirituality that resides in every aspect of Nonviolent Communication. Its foundational principles are represented by three primary qualities or states of being: clarity, compassion and empowerment.

In this course you’ll explore – and practice – how the unfolding of inner clarity opens your way to compassion, which further unfolds into empowerment. Throughout this unfolding process, Robert will include maps and tips for shifting your everyday life from one that is relatively limiting to a life that is both transformative, healing and liberating.

The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

Cooperating with the Life Principle: Living the Heart of Life Unfolding (8 Session 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.

Integration of Inner and Outer: Our Relationship to ALL of Life (5 Session Course)

During this course, you'll deeply examine this process of blending and integrating your inner and outer selves. Not only will you explore various states of being, such as defensive / protective and being / essence, you'll delve into the primary levels of relationship: to others, to the world and to life,  acquire tools for transforming resistance into unconditional acceptance, and much more.

The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

Life Force and the Spirituality of Human Needs (6 Session 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. Gain a deeper understadning and acceptance of the spirituality and beauty of needs and values.

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