Online Events

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Zoom Parenting Circle, Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, led by Michelle Leah Gomez

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



Basics of NVC, 6 Mondays, begins Mar 1, with Kristin Masters

Relationship Matters of the Heart and Mind, 3 Tuesdays, 11:30am starting March 2, with Jean Morrison

Introductory Session in the Art of Communication, Sunday, March 7, Jean Morrison



Introductory Session in the Art of Communication, Sunday, April 11, Rick Longinotti



 Parenting for Beginners, 4 Saturdays, starts May 15, with Michelle Leah Gomez


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 Caren Camblin

I'm Caren Camblin, one of the newest members of our Core Team of trainers here at NVC Santa Cruz. I'm enthused and deeply grateful to join a team of trainers whose practice of NVC has inspired me for 15 years.   I came to NVC in 2005 as a brand new philosophy...

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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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