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Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD (1934-2015) founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) in the early 60s and taught NVC in the United States and 60+ countries around the world for more than four decades. His vision was to create a world where individuals, groups and organizations can collaborate peacefully to enable social change through compassionate, nonviolent communication. We're fortunate that some interviews have been recorded over the years and posted to YouTube for all of us to benefit from. We've assembled a playlist of YouTube videos featuring interviews with Dr. Rosenberg. Enjoy!
I would like us to create peace at three levels and have each of us to know how to do it. First, within ourselves. That is to know how we can be peaceful with ourselves when we're less than perfect, for example. How we can learn from our limitations without blaming and punishing our self. If we can't do that, I'm not too optimistic how we're going to relate peacefully out in the world. Second, between people. Nonviolent Communication training shows people how to create peace within themselves and at the same time how to create connections with other people that allows compassionate giving to take place naturally. And third, in our social systems. To look out at the structures that we've created, the governmental structures and other structures, and to look at whether they support peaceful connections between us and if not, to transform those structures.