Learning Resources


Introductory Packet

A basic handout packet that I use in many of my workshops that covers the basics of Nonviolent Communication.

How and Why to Recap

An overview and a step-by-step guide to recapping.

The 4-Part NVC Process

A practice in EXPRESSING with authenticity and RECEIVING with empathy.

Feelings and Needs – Personal Settings

A list of feelings and needs that are designed for use in personal settings.

Feeling and Needs – Business Settings

A list of feelings and needs that are adapted for use in workplace settings.

A Chapter from Urban Empathy

A sample from Dian’s popular, cartoon-style book about practicing NVC in everyday life. (purchase the complete book here)

Communication Transformer

A step-by-step exercise.

Empathy Poker Cards (GROK)

Playing cards that are used for games and exercises designed to help us listen deeply to each other.

Empathy Buddies

Deepen your NVC practice and experience being deeply heard with an empathy buddy.


Center for Nonviolent Communication

The international organization that Dian is affiliated with as a Certified Trainer, founded by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., creator of the NVC process.

NVC Academy

The largest collection of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) trainings, resources, and materials in the world.

Connection Central

A site that features the latest work of Dian Killian and other NVC trainers.

PuddleDancer Press

Publisher of Dian’s work and other NVC books.

Coaching for Transformation

Coaching program that Dian is a graduate of that integrates some aspects of Nonviolent Communication in the curriculum.