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There is a basic life current or impulse resonating in and through us as a yearning of the heart, this current and yearning manifests as human needs.







Center for Living Compassion


I feel truly grateful to be able to offer my work through the Center for Living Compassion.

All my life, I have yearned for practical ways to integrate the depth and richness of spirituality with the realities of daily life and relationships. As a psychotherapist and teacher, I worked to develop and offer effective pathways to the most enriching and authentic experiences of life.

My work with Living Compassion emerges from my own inner journey enriched and inspired by many that I have enjoyed being and working with.  What I share is centered in the dimension of the heart.  It is what is most deeply alive in me and the most meaningful activity in my life.

I was introduced to and began teaching Nonviolent Communication almost 25 years ago. The process of NVC is a way of focusing and directing our attention to that "place" where Life flows, the inner space where the energy of compassion dwells. NVC is an effective process for dramatically shifting from the common mindsets of judgment, blame, and criticism that are at the root of suffering, towards authentic honesty and empathic connection with self and others.

As my exploration of NVC and spirituality deepened over the years, what has emerged in me is a clarity about ways to cultivate a daily practice of living compassion – day to day, moment by moment -- with ourselves and in relationships with others.  It is a practice of compassionately embracing all of life.

I hope you will join me in an upcoming training or on-line course. My sincere hope is to share this work will all who yearn to live life fully and that it will serve and benefit all of life.

Robert Gonzales