There are many ways to learn NVC, including: through books and materials, workshops, DVDs, CDs, classes, practice groups, and/or individual sessions with NVC trainers. For the committed learner, we recommend using ALL of these approaches. We often hear people comment that “Marshall’s book got me interested and the classes and workshops brought the material home to me so I could apply the principles and skills in my daily life and in all my relationships.
For Learning On Your Own
(1) We suggest you start with Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Communication FUNdamentals is an illustrated primer with a light hearted touch which covers many of the topics in Marshall’s book. Lucy Leu’s work book, Nonviolent Communication Workbook for Individual and Group Practice can also support your learning. You can buy these books and other materials through the CNVC bookstore. (Chris: please link that to cnvc.org) You can find out more about Marshall’s book and NVC at PuddleDancer Press, his publisher’s website.
(2) If you would like to see Marshal teaching NVC on video, we recommend The Basics of Nonviolent Communication, An Introductory Training in Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.
(3) If you’d like to learn by listening to an audiotape or CD, we suggest starting with Speaking Peace: Connecting with Others through Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, for a comprehensive introduction to NVC.
(4) Join one of the email groups available through CNVC website and share the learning process with others.