Welcome to NVC Santa Cruz
Communication Skills for Home, Work, & Community
We offer classes in interpersonal communication for home, workplace, and in the community. In addition, our trainers are available for mediation and coaching on an individual basis. We conduct trainings in workplaces and organizations, offering discounts to organizations that serve the community. We offer CEU credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers.
Sometimes people get the wrong impression from the name, Nonviolent Communication, thinking, “Oh, that must be for violent people”. Read more
Since our meeting space is on the second floor of the Quaker Meetinghouse, the location is not wheelchair accessible. With enough notice from interested persons, we are often able to make arrangements to hold our workshops either downstairs or at another accessible location. If you would like to attend a workshop and need an accessible location, please contact us by email or phone.
Highlights of Upcoming Events
- Couples Wellness Clinic 4 weeks, April 2
- Women’s Morning Class: 3 weeks, April 6th
- Couples Saturday Tune-up April 7th
- NVC Basics Series 6 weeks, April 8th
- Introductory Session in NVC April 12th
- Empathy with Depth and Breadth 6 weeks, April 15th
- NVC for Therapists & Helping Professionals 6 weeks, April 20th
- Free Event Conflict Improv: The Workplace April 29th
Workshops for Nonprofits: Communicating for Positive Outcomes click here for more information
Living from the Heart Retreat & FunFest
NVC Family Camps offer families a fun, immersion experience in Nonviolent Communication. They are full of great activities for all ages, set within a camp culture that supports the integration of compassionate communication skills and NVC principles. If your family values harmony, empathy, authenticity, respect and trust, an NVC family camp, and the support of an experienced NVC community, might be just the thing for you this summer.
Check them out here.