Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent Communication Trainings

Connecting -or nonviolent communication trainings can be interesting for you if you want to know what is happening within yourself, if you want to express what is happening inside you, and to empathicly connect to the other, change conflicts and frustrating situations by understanding them from the inside, and if you want to know what`s happening with the other. This might be useful in the relation with your partner, a depression, as teacher or supervisor, in teammeetings at work, or as parent.

Nonviolent communication trainings are not about quickfixes in communication skills, but provide practical and deep knowledge and understanding. The basic concepts behind nonviolent communication give insight into guild and shame, take responsibility, "must", formulate observations feelings and needs without using judgements, the difference between communication empathicly and communicating through your own ego.

How does nonviolent communication work?

Connecting or nonviolent communication is a way of looking at yourself and the other which promotes initiating and keeping connection between each other. Nonviolent means that you do not harm yourself or the other psychologicly by acting out of shame or guild. Connecting communication is another formulation of Nonviolent Communication, which is created by Marshall Rosenberg (see, which has as purpose to connect and stay connected to each other. Nonviolent is a somewhat misleading term: it is not about physical violence but about a honest and connecting way of communicating.

In these trainings based on nonviolent communication, you will learn to hear what is important for you, without selfjudgement and selfcriticism. You will learn to listen neutraly and objectively without judgements but with empathy: you will learn to hear what is going on inside the other person without losing your ownauthenticity, often by a request to the other yourself or a group. This process -including the intention to connect- is the ultrashort version of nonviolent communication.