This is a very brief summary of the principles of Nonviolent Communication, as outlined in the book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg. Also called "compassionate communication," NVC should be of interest to anyone who is interested in better communication and conflict resolution, including professionals in the fields of mediation, counseling, legal representation, social work, and negotiation. A trainer in Nonviolent Communication has agreed to come to Columbia, South Carolina, and conduct a two day training in April of 2014. The principles which underlie this method of communicating have potential to transform relationships for the better. It is also expected to qualify for continuing professional education credit for professionals in the fields of law, social work, and counseling. There will be a fee, but it will be reasonable. Please contact me if you are interested in further information.