Compassionate Communication in Community Overview

NVC for Better Relationships

Monday, February 1
7 – 9 pm Eastern Time


Want easier and more satisfying relationships in your life?

Curious about our Compassionate Communication in Community Workshop?

Want to meet Steve Torma?

Interpersonal communication is a core skill for individual and collective success. Every group or community needs to have the social and emotional intelligence and skills commensurate to its level of proximity and interdependence. The closer you are living together or sharing power, the more you need to be skilled in communicating effectively.

Nonviolent communication (NVC) is the best combination of theory and practice that Steve has come across in his 40+ years of cooperative living and his exploration of dozens of psychological and spiritual systems.

The practice of nonviolent communication provides:

  • Emotional literacy for effective communication and relationship building
  • Empathy and honesty for building relationships and working through conflict
  • Reclaiming our natural desire to live cooperatively and enrich each others’ lives
  • Perceiving and relating out of the awareness that we all have the same needs and that conflict is always about a difference in strategies rather than a difference in needs
  • Powerful skills for creating inner peace and sustainable relationships that empower people to create a more beautiful world

This workshop provides an overview of the Compassionate Communication in Community Workshop.

Compassionate communication



Steve’s class has inspired me so much and given me the tools to unlearn the harmful habits of my culture while providing me with a clear path towards a self-responsible life where I get to honor my truth and have deeper intimacy with my loved ones. I really appreciate Steve’s authenticity, vulnerability, and presence and highly recommend his classes to anyone interested in living a more connected life.

Shannon F.

Asheville, NC

About the Instructor

Compassionate Communication instructor Steve Torma

Steve Torma

Compassion Camp Co-Director and Nonviolent Communication Faculty

As a lifelong peace, justice, and ecology educator and activist with over 40 years of community living, Steve has sought to integrate personal and social transformation in his own life, in the communities where he lives, and in the larger society. His passion for integral living and thinking has led him to study and experiment with a wide range of spiritualities, psychological systems, and social theories as they relate to creating a more just and sustainable world.