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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.

  • 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

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