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Transform Your Relationships using Nonviolent Communication


How do you respond to challenging situations? What if you could expand your emotional intelligence and understand what really motivates people at the core? Want to create closer relationships by transforming judgment and blame into mutual understanding? Join us for a fun, experiential, and moving exploration of the principles and practices of Compassionate Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

In this one-day workshop, you'll discover a life-transforming communication practice that builds trust, transforms conflict, and supports authentic relationships.

Would you like to develop high-quality relationships where everyone's needs are held with care and compassion... even in the midst of conflict? Instead of resorting to argument, judgment, blame or analysis, you'll learn a new approach to communication that transforms relationships.

Discover simple ways to:

  • remain centered and peaceful while hearing difficult messages
  • identify the positive motivation that underlies all blame, judgment and criticism
  • shift patterns of thinking to transform depression, guilt, or shame
  • resolve long-standing conflicts and heal painful relationships
  • inspire others to change their behavior willingly

The core practice of empathy helps you stay connected during challenging conversations. This training is full of activities and experiential practices, including ways to: 

  • Distinguish between observations and evaluations, feelings and thoughts, needs and strategies, requests and demands
  • Choose from four ways of listening, translating habitual reactions into the language of compassion
  • Express yourself honestly and openly
  • Attune to life-giving forces and create strategies that work for everyone
  • Initiate difficult conversations with more ease and confidence

What is Nonviolent Communication?

NVC is both a concrete set of skills and a spiritual practice that leads to inner and outer harmony. The simple 4-step process supports  emotional freedom, self-acceptance, inner peace, and fulfilling relationships. The practices include expressing ourselves honestly, listening with empathy, and developing more inner compassion. NVC was created by clinical psychologist and international peacemaker Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, with the global Center for Nonviolent Communication.


Who is this workshop for?

Everyone is welcome at this training, ranging from beginners to people with prior experience with NVC. Our intention is to make the training accessible and meaningful for everyone! You will leave with the ability to transform your relationships by practicing self-empathy, connecting deeply to the needs of others, and asking for what you want. 


Martha Lasley

Martha Lasley, MBA, integrates Nonviolent Communication and transformational coaching to help people experience the alchemy of shifting blame and judgment into compassion and love. As a certified trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication, she works with visionaries and social activists to unleash passion and create change. She designs and delivers coach training programs to ignite personal and organizational transformation. She teaches Nonviolent Communication around the world, in prisons, universities, NGOs, corporations, and homes. She is the author of two books, Courageous Visions and Facilitating with Heart.

Dian Killian

Dian Killian, PhD, is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, the founder and director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, and coauthor of two books, Connecting across Differences: A Guide to Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication and Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York. She has led NVC workshops and trainings for diverse organizations including the New York Open Center, the New School University, NYU, Fortune 500 companies, and dozens of nonprofits. Nationally known as an engaging and dynamic facilitator, she brings humor, warmth, and a high level of insight and integrity to her teaching. 

What people are saying about Nonviolent Communication:

In 35 countries around the world, people are using NVC skills to transform conflict, create harmony in their relationships, and build a world where everyone's needs are honored through compassionate giving, and without coercion or violence.

“These dynamic communication techniques transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues.” –John Gray, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

“No matter what issue you’re facing, NVC will set you up to win every time.” –Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power

“NVC is a powerful tool for peace and partnership, urgently needed for a less violent, more caring world.” –Riane Eisler, The Power of Partnership

“I believe the techniques of NVC can literally change the world.” –Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul

“NVC is one of the most useful things you will ever learn.” –William Ury, Getting to Yes



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Anthroposophical Society
138 W 15th St
New York, NY 10005

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