The concept of nonviolent communication (NVC) is increasingly important in today’s world. With this in mind, LACS Conde d’Óbidos hosted a workshop on NVC on 30 July.
When Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg developed the principles of nonviolent communication in the 1960s he was probably unaware of how relevant his system of compassionate communication would still be over 50 years later.
“All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished,” Rosenberg said in his seminal book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, in which he advocates the use of NVC in business, politics, conflict management and even peace talks.
With this in mind, LACS Conde d’Óbidos hosted a workshop on nonviolent communication by LAB*CNV on 30 July. Focused on enabling compassionate connections within communities the workshop, led by the founder of Brazil’s Instituto Terra Luminous Fabiana Maia, will teach participants the basics of NVC through practical roleplaying and active listening exercises.
LAB*CNV is a laboratory for the study of nonviolent communication based in São Paulo, Brazil and was founded as part of Instituto Terra Luminous by Fabiana Maia in 2010. Its work focuses on conflict transformation and promoting a culture of peace within communities of all kinds.