Hearing Each Other's Hearts: NVC Basics for Couples

a Saturday morning communication workshop in Berkeley

Are you and your partner struggling to understand each other?

Is it hard to ask for what you want?

Are you ready to transform the way you speak & listen so you can really hear each other's hearts, without giving up on your own?

Register now

Let's get you some simple-yet-profound tools that can really make a big difference.

In this experiential workshop, couples will learn and practice the basic skills and principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) so that you have a foundation for authentic, empowered, and connected conversations. 

NVC skills and principles taught will support you and your partner to move out of the blame game and into heart-centered connection.

Spend less time fighting and more time connecting!

This workshop will help you:

  • Cultivate empathy
  • Enhance your vocabulary of feelings and needs
  • Speak and listen from your heart
  • Make empowered requests
  • Navigate conflicts with more effectiveness (and prevent many of them!)
  • Recognize when and how to take a break from difficult conversations without harming the connection
  • Understand your own and your partner's needs better so you can find strategies that truly work for both of you

Each couple will recei​ve:

  • a new deck of Grok Cards to take home (a $28 value),
  • a copy of Being Me, Loving You: A Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationships, a Q&A session with Marshall Rosenberg
  • a packet of handouts for continued practice and integration
  • a template for how to have difficult conversations and resolve conflicts, and
  • a resource list to learn more.

Couples of all sexual orientations and relationship configurations are warmly welcome.

Upcoming Dates

Workshops are full once three couples are registered, and then a waitlist will be started.

Refund policy: Up to fourteen days before the workshop, your registration fee can be refunded less a $10 administrative fee. 

Jun 15

10am - 1pm

Hearing Each Other's Hearts: NVC Basics for Couples

1600 Shattuck Ave. #200 Berkeley, CA 94709


Per Couple

Waitlist now open

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*What is NVC?

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) was developed by psychologist and peacemaker, Marshall Rosenberg, who was inspired by many wise folks including Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Carl Rogers. It is a process that supports people in speaking and listening in a way that fosters both authenticity and connection. Rooted in a belief that all human beings have the same universal needs and that everything we do and say is an attempt to meet needs, NVC offers a set of principles and communication skills that contribute to more compassionate and honest relationships.

About the Facilitator

I'm Ali Miller and I'm a couples therapist and NVC teacher who loves to share the radically compassionate, transformative principles and skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with couples so that they can move out of the blame game and into heart-centered, authentic connection. I've been studying and practicing NVC intensively since 2006 and teach it privately and through Mindful Schools. Learn more about me here.

"Conflicts, even of long-standing duration, can be resolved if we can just keep the flow of communication going in which people come out of their heads and stop criticizing and analyzing each other, and instead get in touch with their needs, and hear the needs of others, and realize the interdependence that we all have in relation to each other. We can't win at somebody else's expense. We can only fully be satisfied when the other's person's needs are fulfilled as well as our own."

Marshall Rosenberg, creator of Nonviolent Communication