Join us in creating a compassionate world of
honesty, empathy and authenticity.

   We are creating a world where people are connecting across differences and resolving conflict nonviolently and collaboratively -- not through the use of violence, force or coercion, but instead by connecting with our common humanity and engaging our compassionate nature.

Executive Director Jeff Brown (center, back row) with staff members of a social service agency where CCCO did 15 months of training.

   We are creating a world where peace, mutual respect and compassionate relationships are the norm...

   ... and where people find creative and interactive ways to transform their conflicts -- and their enemy images of one another -- through a process of communication that connects us across differences in gender, age, race, sexual orientation, religion and political beliefs.

   The process we share is Compassionate Communication, formally known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and it facilitates the exchange of information necessary to experience the universal quality of human needs and the motivations for our actions.

   We invite you to join us and learn more about how you can be part of creating this world!  View or download a color flier of our 2013 events here.

   Our next offering is a 2-day conference on June 20-21, 2014, "Don't be Nice, Be Real: Living and Communicating Authentically" in Columbus.

Welcome to a world where everyone's needs matter

Chika and Pat at our 5-day retreat in July 2012.    Compassionate Communication (formally known as Nonviolent Communication or "NVC") creates a world where communication skills become life-enriching tools and people are exchanging the information necessary to resolve their differences peacefully.

   NVC is a life-changing way of interacting that facilitates the flow of communication with a focus on universal human needs, the practice of NVC emphasizes emotional intelligence over intellectual analysis in expressing what’s going on in people.

   With its reliance on objective observations rather than evaluations NVC avoids making people defend themselves from value-laden judgments.  And finally, by employing clear requests in place of demands, NVC raises the bar for communication skills by allowing everyone to get their needs met on their own terms, without coercion, fear of retribution, or loss of self-esteem.

   To learn more, view this 10-minute video clip of Jeff Brown, CCCO's Executive Director, speaking about the benefits of having a gratitude practice.





Living Compassion by Deepening
Present-moment Awareness