FEBRUARY 13, 2018: Today begins the migration of content to our new site.

As of today, anything you enter into your blog or other forms here will not be available in the new site, until it can be manually re-entered. Please hold back from adding any information for the next few days, and check back for further directions.

This site will continue to be active until the public launch of the new site. Staff will be testing and refining the content and functions of the new site between now and then. We appreciate your patience and support during this time. Do send your questions and concerns directly to me in the meantime.

Judi Piggott, Website Upgrade Project Coordinator judi (at)

Existing accounts will still be fully active in the meantime, but no new accounts can be registered. 

Gainesville Nonviolent Communication

We're an authentic group that welcomes all our old and funky habits with a sensitive curiosity about what lies beyond our defenses. Gainesville Nonviolent Communication creates opportunities to practice letting down our guard, to be seen for who we are in all our strengths and weaknesses alike, and be known for what we long for and dream of. It's a place to deepen our skills together, and help create a world where, through empathic listening and honest self-expression, we can build bridges, where our predecessors taught us only to see barriers. Marina and Leif are about creating a new way – and a new world – from Compassionate Communication and beyond. We create space for healing on the individual, interpersonal, and collective levels We practice the art of Nonviolent Communication, as taught by Marshall Rosenberg, that give the tools to lovingly express what's alive in us in order to be truly seen and received, as well as come to understand the true meaning behind others' actions and words. "Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there." Rumi­onviolentCommunication/
Meeting Times:
Contact Information: 
Leif Stringer or Marina Smerling


Varies Gainesville, FL
United States
29° 39' 5.8824" N, 82° 19' 29.3736" W

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
9301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
Tel: +1.505.244.4041 | Fax: +1.505.247.0414 | US Only: 800 255 7696

NEW fundraising opportunity for US residents.