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Melanie Sears

CNVC Certified Trainer from Seattle, Washington, USA

CNVC Certified Trainer from Seattle, Washington, USA

Melanie Sears has been a CNVC Certified Trainer since 1991. She offers Nonviolent Communication (NVC) training in businesses, hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, as well as to individuals, couples and parents.

Melanie has also worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) for more than 25 years. She has worked in all areas of the hospital, home care and hospice and has been an administrator and a consultant.

Melanie presents NVC at conventions, universities and churches. She helps health care facilities transform their systems into compassionate, efficient client- and staff-centered organizations. She has been interviewed on the radio and is the author of the books, Humanizing Health Care and Choose Your Words: Harnessing the Power of Compassionate Communication to Heal and Connect. Her presentations have been described as exciting, inspiring, educational and transformative. She has two grown children.

Website: DNA Dialogues

Latest NVC Library Resources with Melanie Sears

Communicating with a client or patient with a mental health diagnosis can be tough. This guidebook introduces Nonviolent Communication, helping you develop more clear, compassionate, mutual satisfaction and potentially create conditions that heal those who look to you for help. With this guide learn to notice when your approach is likely to trigger defense and how to shift that to more authenticity, understanding and trust.


Often patients need enough emotional space to reduce any inner stuckness in their situation. They need to do this before they can adequately absorb information or effectively take next steps. Empathy can help with this. Empathy requires an intention to connect non-judgmentally. This gets better with practice. Read on for examples of how a situation can play out with, and without, empathy. And the difference it makes in healthcare.