NVC Academy

NVC Academy
NVC Academy
Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose — to think and communicate in terms of what is “right“ and “wrong“ with people. Because of this, we express our feelings in terms of what another person has “done to us.” We struggle to understand what we want or need in the moment, and how to effectively ask for what we want without using unhealthy demands, threats or coercion.

At best, thinking and communicating this way can create misunderstanding and frustration, or simply keep us from getting what we want — at home, at work and in our community. It can also keep us from the fulfilling relationships we deserve. And still worse, it can lead to anger, depression and even emotional or physical violence.

Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose — to think and communicate in terms of what is “right“ and “wrong“ with people. Because of this, we express our feelings in terms of what another person has “done to us.” We struggle to understand what we want or need in the moment, and how to effectively ask for what we want without using unhealthy demands, threats or coercion.

At best, thinking and communicating this way can create misunderstanding and frustration, or simply keep us from getting what we want — at home, at work and in our community. It can also keep us from the fulfilling relationships we deserve. And still worse, it can lead to anger, depression and even emotional or physical violence.

Since developing the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process in the 1960’s, Marshall B. Rosenberg Ph.D’s vision has been to teach people of any age, gender, ethnicity or background a much more effective alternative. While very simple, NVC offers a framework to reconnect us to the needs behind our own or another’s behavior, even in the most difficult of interactions.

At present, hundreds of CNVC Certified Trainers and supporters are teaching NVC skills to people from all walks of life around the globe. The NVC Academy provides the first centralized hub for Online NVC learning, where people just like you can learn from more than 40 unique CNVC Certified Trainers right from the comfort of your home.

Through our Live NVC Courses and NVC Multimedia Library subscriptions you’ll learn to transform the thinking, language and moralistic judgments that keep you from the enriching relationships you dream of. As you learn how to apply NVC in all areas of your life, you’ll start to resolve conflicts with more ease, learn to ask for what you want in ways that ensure you’ll receive it, begin to hear the true needs of others with less effort, strengthen your personal and professional relationships and start living to your full potential.

Research
Though much of the evidence for the efficacy of Nonviolent Communciation is anecdotal, science-based research exists and has been expanded over the past decade. Most recently, Jane Branscomb at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health completed her NVC based thesis, “SUMMATIVE EVALUATION OF A WORKSHOP IN COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION.” Links to many other research studies can be found at the CNVC website.

The NVC Academy was established in 2006 by Mark Schultz and Mary Mackenzie. Its mission is to ensure the accessibility of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) training to individuals worldwide, regardless of the availability of trainers in their immediate geographic region.

Our primary purpose is to serve as the worldwide online classroom for learning Nonviolent Communication. By offering a wide range of high-quality NVC elearning courses, programs and resources we aim to meet the following goals:

Significantly alleviate the financial and geographic barriers to learning the vital skills of Nonviolent Communication
Support the financial livelihood of CNVC Certified Trainers worldwide by providing a mechanism for ongoing, NVC training-based revenue
Centralize access to a worldwide network of CNVC Certified Trainers
Support non-certified NVC trainers and/or CNVC Certified Trainer Candidates in strengthening their ability to teach NVC by providing inexpensive, ongoing train-the-trainer opportunities with the top-rated CNVC Certified Trainers in the world
Continually expand the global NVC community to new populations
Build direct, personalized connections between trainers and practitioners in a safe learning environment

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