Online Events

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Zoom Parenting Circle, Thursdays, 7pm, led by Michelle Leah Gomez

Fridays, 10am-noon, NVC as a Spiritual Practice


Introductory session in the Art of Communication, Aug 2, 6:30pm with Rick Longinotti
Dive into Emotions, Discover Their Gifts,  August 11th,  11-12:30; Jean Morrison
GROK Party  Aug 15, 10-2, Jean Morrison and Christine King


Introductory session in the Art of Communication, Sept 13, 6:30pm with Caren Camblin


Community Support




“I use NVC principles and strategies in almost every aspect of my work as Campus Ombudsman at UCSC: mediation, meeting facilitation, one-to-one interviews, and group interventions. I’m sure there was life before NVC, but I can’t quite remember what it was!”
— Laurie McCann, Campus Ombudsman, University of California Santa Cruz (now retired)

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Check out the Free Empathy table on Pacific Ave at Lincoln. Every Sunday from 2-4pm Bar Lowenberg is there to listen and empathize. Click on his photo below to read one person’s impression of Bar’s offering.

Bar Free Empathy

Meditations for These Times

Video: Thich Nhat Hanh with Opray Winfrey




Meet Mary Goyer

Well hello! I’m writing to introduce myself as the newest member of the core group in NVC Santa Cruz. I’m also new to town and I’m looking forward to the possibility of getting to know you over the next few months and years, so I wanted to share a bit about myself to...

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NVC Santa Cruz is a non-profit organization that makes its classes broadly available on a sliding scale basis. We further broaden access through scholarships. Your donation through PayPal will contribute to our scholarship fund.

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About NVC Santa Cruz

What is NVC? Sometimes people get the wrong impression from the name, Nonviolent Communication, thinking, “Oh, that must be for violent people”. Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, named the communication tools he was developing after the...

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