What is Hawaii Nonviolent Communication?
Hawaii NVC is a collaboration of teachers, practitioners and learners supporting the awareness and use of Nonviolent CommunicationSM throughout the Hawaiian Islands. We are connected to a global network of NVC practitioners operating on all continents throughout the world.
Nonviolent CommunicationSM (NVC), sometimes called Compassionate Communication, is a practical, learnable process for communicating honestly with empathy and compassion. Its goal is to create connection between individuals and groups that values and fulfills everyone's needs in ways that contribute to peace and harmony.
Our vision is a world where conflicts are transformed through mutual understanding and appreciation of differences, where everyone’s concerns are equally valued and heard with compassion. We see a world where people build dynamic co-creative communities with the intention of celebrating life and living in peace.
Our mission is to:
- Promote the consciousness and skills of Nonviolent CommunicationSM as developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D
- Support connection and community among people interested in exploring and using Nonviolent Communication
- Educate ourselves and others in using Nonviolent Communication
- Develop and carry out projects which support the integration of Nonviolent CommunicationSM in all areas of life
How Do We Share NVC?
We Share NVC by offering:
- NVC trainings for individuals, couples, families, parents, schools, social agencies, churches, spiritual groups and businesses
- NVC mediation and coaching services
- NVC practice groups on all islands for an ongoing learning
- An information center to collect and distribute all NVC related information in Hawaii
Our aim is to encourage a shift in our society’s consciousness, away from one in which power is used over others to one in which power is shared with others. This truly gives each of us a voice to participate in social change, an aim that we share with the global Center for Nonviolent Communication. For more information about NVC and the Center for Nonviolent Communication go to: http://www.cnvc.org.