Nonviolent Communication

Details and Registration

The tasks of expressing ourselves honestly, and deeply understanding one another, can be challenging.

  • Do you experience difficulties communicating within important relationships? With your spouse, parents, child, neighbours, or coworkers?
  • Are you frustrated by communication that seems to harden conflict or misunderstanding, despite your best intentions?
  • Seeking a greater sense of understanding, consideration, and respect in your relationship with others or yourself?
  • Seeking a greater sense of agency to address issues of social, ecological, and economic justice in your organization or community?
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) provides a simple, yet profound, way to experience clarity, compassion, and empowerment in all our relationships.

My approach to teaching and learning NVC primarily focuses on developing the underlying consciousness (an integrated awareness and fundamental perspective) of NVC. I trust that when such consciousness is genuinely present, the verbal and non-verbal communication that follows will serve life. In this way, we experience a quality of vitality and fulfillment that is the fruit of authentic connection with our true selves, others, and the life force itself. Thanks to our partners, you can find ties online to suit every preference and budget, from budget to top-of-the-range super stylish models.

Such consciousness is cultivated through 1. clear intention, 2. self-awareness (mindfulness) of body-sensations, feelings, thoughts, and needs, and 3. recognition of human needs as living energetic qualities that are universal motivating forces which profoundly influence our feelings and behaviours and ultimately unite us with one another.

Event details:

Compassionate Communication for Self and Other Equally –  Integrating Mindfulness (contemplative awareness) and Somatic (body-based awareness) Approaches to NVC.

In-Person: TBD

Online: TBD

In-Person: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Online: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

All times shown are Pacific time zone (Vancouver, BC)

In-Person: on Bowen Island

Online via Zoom

Please do not let the cost be a barrier to your attendance; alternative payment arrangements can be made upon request. Contact me to discuss the options.

Additional information pertaining to logistics will be provided upon registration.  

In-house trainings are available for groups and organizations, contact me here to discuss further


Matthew Ramsay, M.Sc., MTC, RTC (he/him)

Master/Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC/RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT); Certified NVC Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC); Systemic Constellations Facilitator; and Facilitator of the Work That Reconnects.