NVC Mediation uses the four components of Nonviolent Communication to help the parties in a dispute connect to each other at the level of universal human needs. Once individuals have a sense that they have been heard and understood in a way they truly want to be, and then also understand the experience of the other person, solutions emerge where there were no solutions. It is an amazing process to witness.
Individuals begin to offer solutions that will not only meet their needs, but the other person’s as well. Helping people who are in dispute connect at this level cuts through to what is really important to each of them, and from that connection solutions emerge with ease.
The process helps move from the life-alienating communication that the parties often begin with (judgments, especially moralistic criticisms and labeling) to an experience that reconnects them… “to their natural compassion – the enjoyment of contributing to one another’s well being and working together to find mutually beneficial solutions.”
NVC Mediation Training Programs
Begin your journey with us in 2013 at Unity Village
Experience the unique two-fold approach this program offers:
- Learn new skills that you can immediately apply to all your relationships and roles (professional, personal, and intimate).
- Accelerate your growth by practicing your new skills during and between retreats using situations from your own life.
There are three immersion programs in the United States: Kansas City, Boston, and Berkeley. The program is also in other countries: Poland, South Korea, Netherlands and growing.