NVC is a powerful process for inspiring compassionate connection and action. It provides a framework and set of skills to address a wide range of concerns, from the most intimate relationships to global political conflicts. NVC can help prevent conflicts as well as peacefully resolve them.

Nonviolent Communication is based on the premises that:

  • Needs are universal and we are all trying to get our needs met.
  • We fare better if know how to get these needs met in a cooperative way.
  • Each of us has remarkable inner resources if we receive empathy to get in touch with them.

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NVC was developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph. D. He devoted a large part of his life to exploring why we – human beings who seem to naturally appreciate friendship, care, love and peace- create so much violence and conflict. One of Rosenberg´s conclusions was that we have a ‘language problem’, since we are trained and brought up in a language which teaches us to analyze and judge, steering us away from our needs. Characteristic of NVC is the awareness of needs – realising that people’s needs are universal and that we can achieve a mutual recognition and understanding through them.

The Center for Nonviolent Communication is an international organization whose vision is a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully. In this vision, people are using Nonviolent Communication to create and participate in networks of worldwide life-serving systems in economics, education, justice, healthcare, and peacekeeping.


Training in NVC is offered throughout the world by more than 400 certified trainers, and is supported by thousands of committed volunteers who help organize workshops, participate in practice groups, and coordinate team building.
Visfera´s connection with CNVC is through Marianne Göthlin (CNVC certified trainer) and various NVC projects we are involved in.