Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent Communication is a three-day compassionate communication skills training based on the book and workbook by Marshall Rosenberg.

Nonviolent Communication skills help us connect empathically with ourselves and others to have more satisfying relationships; to increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection; and to share resources so everyone is able to benefit.

Taking Nonviolent Communication will help you develop skills to:

  • Make observations of situations and experiences without judgment or blame.
  • Identify and talk about how you’re feeling as well as how others might feel.
  • Identify and talk about what your needs or values are, as well as help others discover their needs.
  • Make requests of others to help you meet your needs or offer to help someone else meet their needs.
  • Listen more deeply, and in a different way.
  • Approach your anger, and others’, from a new angle.

When: Friday, February 23–Sunday, February 25, 2024, 9 am-4pm

Where: Mir Centre, Castlegar, BC

Cost: $275 + $13.75 GST + course materials

Students are asked to read the book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg before the class. The book and accompanying workbook are available at the Castlegar Campus bookstore. Delivery to Nelson or Trail campuses can be arranged by calling the bookstore.

Contact: (250) 354-3220

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About the Instructor

A picture of instructor Holly Hume

Holly Hume is engaging and fun with 15-plus years of experience facilitating groups. Holly has her Diploma in Social Work from Mount Royal University and started practicing non-violent communication in 2012. She enjoyed it so much that she developed and facilitated seven non-violent communication groups! Holly is inspired to help people enhance their communication skills, which are essential for happier relationships and healthier communities.

“Holly’s professionalism, skills as a presenter, comfort in the group setting, and pleasant and calm presence were welcome contributions and instrumental in maintaining the safe, calm setting for [our] group’s learning.” —Previous course participant