“This practice has met my need for more fully connecting with my own feelings and needs and learning to listen to others more
patiently and empathetically. It has helped me to be more centered in the work environment and more peace-filled in stressful
situations of conflict and more successfully communicate.”
–Judi Jaquez, School Food Service Director, Santa Fe, NM
“This class helped me gently but clearly move into a joyful way of communicating.. It helped me practice/experience the challenge–and then the liberation–of 1) understanding myself, 2) sharing myself with others, and 3) understanding others more fully.
–Audrey, Yellow Springs, OH
“Even tiny bits of NVC go a long way. It has helped enrich my strong relationships and improve my more difficult ones. Even when I don’t get it perfectly (which is often), having an intention to connect rather than to be right seems to open up communication.”
“It helps prevent repeated fights about the same old thing…”
“I used to think that other people were the problem and that they needed to change for things to be better. What I realized
through NVC is that I had some really strong unmet needs occurring in the situation and that the solution was about me finding out
what needs went unmet, and then finding ways to meet them either with that person or in a different way. “…It has transformed
conversations (arguments) into ones in which both of us begin to really be interested in what is going on for each other. It has
revitalized our relationship and now I can actually talk to [her] on the phone without shutting down or getting angry..