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 main meeting space is on the second floor of the Quaker Meetinghouse, the location is not wheelchair accessible. Some events are held at accessible locations. Check each event for location. 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 possible we request a 10 day notice so that we have more of a chance to find an ADA location. If it’s less than 10 days, please still call. We will do our best. If you would like to attend a workshop and need an accessible location, please contact us by email or phone.
Highlights of Upcoming Events
- Free Event Conflict Improv: The Workplace April 27th
- Introductory Session in NVC May 3rd
- Free Event Nonviolence Begins in My Head: Powerful Advocacy Without Moral Outrage May 3rd
- Awakening Compassion 4 weeks, May 7
Workshops for Nonprofits: Communicating for Positive Outcomes at Community Foundation of SCC (wheelchair accessible) 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.