"It may help you to know that Nonviolent Communication grew from my attempt to understand the concept of love and how to manifest it. I had come to the conclusion that love is not just something we feel, but something we manifest, something we give.
It’s a gift when you reveal yourself nakedly and honestly, at any given moment, for no other purpose than to reveal what’s alive in you. To me, that giving is a manifestation of love.
It’s a gift when we try to hear what is alive in the other person and what that person would like.
So, Nonviolent Communication is just a manifestation of what I understand love to be.
Nonviolent Communication helps me stay connected with that beautiful Divine Energy within myself and to connect with it in others. It’s the closest thing to 'love' I’ve ever experienced."
~ Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg
Some of NVC’s Contributions at a Glance:
• Non-judgmental approach that fosters unconditional love for self and others
• Deeply rooted in spiritual and social change traditions
• Sustains the radical shift in consciousness needed for transforming the existing domination paradigm instead of making superficial changes
• Recognizes the social context of healing and transformation and encourages community building, not just individual skill-building
• Aligned with latest brain research and parenting strategies that encourage early attachment and bonding, and extends them beyond infancy
Parenting is one of Stephanie’s niches. Parenting, being a major way of transmitting our unconscious wounds as well as our conditioning to social and cultural blueprints, becomes a powerful and far-reaching tool for social transformation. As Gandhi proclaimed: “If we want to change the world we shall start with the children.”
The Parenting Peer Leadership Program (PPLP) is a nine-month leadership training program aimed at nurturing and developing leaders who are committed to spreading and sharing NVC to parents in their communities, around the world, especially in those regions where there are no NVC trainers.