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Bridging Differences, Building Bonds: A Revolutionary Approach to Resolving Conflict

  • Learn the dynamics of conflict and what you can do about it
  • Discover why honesty and empathy are so critical to relationship building
  • Learn the 4-step NVC model to facilitating understanding and lowering defensiveness
  • Replace limiting speech patterns with a powerful, deeply satisfying way of communicating
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Tuesdays, February 20-March 12, 2024 (four sessions)
10:00am-12:00pm Pacific (California) Time 
Online via Zoom

This course is complete. You can register to receive access to the recorded sessions.


Are you wondering how you can approach conflict and important conversations in a more open, grounded and confident manner?

Do you seek to develop a deeper understanding of interpersonal dynamics and what to track in your conversations?

Would you like to increase your objectivity, sensitivity, authenticity, awareness and resourcefulness?

Bridging Differences, Building Bonds is for those who are fed up with getting stuck in the same old conflict patterns and anyone who wants to increase their skillfulness in addressing conflict effectively.

This course can help you develop a deepened appreciation of what makes Nonviolent Communication such a revolutionary approach to speaking up, establishing rapport and resolving differences.

Yes, it is possible to radically shift your experience of communication with this liberating, transformational and dynamic practice rooted in spiritual and emotional intelligence.

You can break through limiting thought and speech patterns established through social conditioning, and replace them with a powerful way of communicating that is deeply satisfying, life honoring and creatively liberating.

You can expect to explore topics like:

  • The motivation underlying all human behavior
  • Dynamics of conflict— how it starts, how it escalates, and what to do about it
  • Differences between collaborative and alienating communication
  • Why honesty and empathy are crucial to relationship building
  • Blocks to empathy and common language that interferes with connection
  • 4-step NVC model to facilitate understanding, maintain goodwill, and lower defensiveness

You are invited to come with an open mind so you can experience the power of life-centered connection with those you love, those you do not love, and the living world that sustains you.


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This course is part of our Beginner’s Pathway

Learning Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can be an incredibly rewarding experience with the potential to fundamentally transform your understanding of yourself and others, and your relationships. But if you are new to the concept of Nonviolent Communication, you might be wondering where to start your learning journey.

Here at the NVC Academy we run a number of Live Courses every year. This particular course is part of our Beginner’s Pathway — courses for those who are new or relatively new to the practice of Nonviolent Communication. It is for those with little/no experience of NVC, or those who lack confidence in their practice of it.

While courses on our Beginner’s Pathway are designed for newcomers, seasoned NVC enthusiasts are very welcome to attend. Most long-time NVC enthusiasts enjoy the opportunity to get refreshers of some of the building blocks of Nonviolent Communication to reinvigorate and deepen their practice.

The next courses that are part of the Beginner's Pathway 2024 are Listening with the Heart: Using Empathy for Deeper Connection and Understanding with Mary Mackenzie (June) and The Transformational Power of Self-Expression with Liu Yi (November).


  • Video and audio recordings of every session
  • Forum discussion available in the classroom
  • Lifetime access to the classroom
  • Translated captions available in 30+ languages 

Registration Fee: $213 
NVC Library members*: $171

*NVC Library members get 20% off their registration fee using code NVCL at time of checkout


When you register, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access your course.
Note that course recordings display images of active speakers only, and are made available to all registrants.

About Rachelle Lamb
Rachelle Lamb

CNVC Certified Trainer from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

What’s important? What deepens our lives? What does it mean to be human? Rachelle Lamb has devoted over 40 years circling these cardinal questions. She is a recognized speaker, writer, poet, NVC trainer and “relationship whisperer”. She brings an earthy, practical yet innovative wisdom to her work which she has curated over decades of study drawing from cultural anthropology, history, psychology, mythology, poetry, storytelling and deep ecology. Her synthesis of these disciplines provides a rich and fertile scaffolding for transformational dialogue and consistently produces powerful learning experiences for individuals and audiences who cite...


This course is complete. You can register to receive access to the recorded sessions.Dates and times are adjusted to your location. You can select a different time zone at the bottom of the list.