About Us

NVC Nashville is a non-profit, tax exempt corporation and community in Nashville and middle Tennessee learning, practicing, and living nonviolent communication.

Building a vision of the world where everyone’s needs matter, we invite you to experience the joy of deepened connection with yourself, with others, and with life.

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.”

– Marshall Rosenberg, Founder of NVC