Welcome

Welcome to the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication (ORNCC). We invite you to join us in promoting, celebrating and supporting Nonviolent Communication in Oregon and southwest Washington.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a process developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg based on a vision of the world in which everyone's needs are met peacefully through relationships guided by compassion. NVC helps to:

  • Cultivate a kinder, more authentic connection with yourself and others
  • Re-establish trust and honesty in intimate relationships
  • Improve communication among family members of all ages
  • Create productive & cooperative ways of working among employees, staff & managers
  • Translate wants & desires into requests that are clear, compassionate, direct & doable

Curious about NVC? New to the region? Want meaningful connections? We hope you'll find what you're looking for.

Creating an account (from the top right corner link) will enable you to add your Trainings, Practice Groups & Connection Ideas here, as well as list you on the Trainers page.

Help Spread NVC

If you've found NVC to be of value, you may wish to help others become familiar with the process, for example by helping to organize NVC training in your area. The ORNCC Board encourages such initiatives and is eager to lend its support, for example by:

  • providing funding for a trainer
  • granting you permission to use ORNCC's nonprofit status to get a low or no cost venue
  • offering suggestions to help your event or project succeed

If you would like to explore collaborating with ORNCC, please email with a brief indication of what you have in mind, along with your contact information, and a board member will be in touch with you.

  • When we hear the other person’s feelings & needs, we recognize our common humanity.
    -- Marshall Rosenberg
  • I never have to worry about another person’s response, only how I react to what they say.
    -- Marshall Rosenberg
  • After all this time, the sun never says to the earth, "You owe me." Look what happens; with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky.
    -- Hafiz
  • Empathy is full presence to what’s alive in the other person at this moment.
    -- John Cunningham

Donate

ORNCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contibutions are tax-deductible. Learn more

Interested in serving on the ORNCC Board of Directors? We now accept applications on an ongoing basis.

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Upcoming Events

Bend Sunday 4:30pm Practice Group Zoom
  • Sun, Aug 21 - 4:30pm – 6:00pm
NVC Foundation Course Zoom
  • Mon, Aug 22 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Empathy Cafe Eugene
  • Mon, Aug 22 - 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Bend Tuesday 5pm Practice Group Zoom
  • Tue, Aug 23 - 5:00pm – 6:30pm
NVC Integration Course Zoom
  • Tue, Aug 23 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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