University of British Columbia – Community Collaboration

Overview of Powerpoint #2

  • Non-violent Communication (NVC)

Approximate time to view PowerPoint is 20 minutes

Main Ideas:

  • Purpose: to empower compassionate and respectful communication: giving and receiving.
  • Nonviolence is the natural state of compassion.
  • Four components of compassionate communication aim to reach resolution through empathy.
  1. Observation – focus on what we and others are observing separate from interpretations and judgments.
  2. Feeling – focus on the feeling aroused, in relation to what is observed.
  3. Needs – be aware of the values and desires that create the feeling.
  4. Request – the concrete action that is requested in order to enrich our lives, or enhance communication.
  • Two parts of compassionate communication experienced through the four components: expressing honesty and receiving empathically.
  • Aboriginal traditions and values within this program include interdependence towards well being, connection, universal quality of ‘alive in us’.


There are no comments yet...

Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Comment