Robert Gonzales’ work, Living Compassion, has emerged from a lifetime of inquiry into the intersection between spirituality and human communication. His influences include Dr. Marshall Rosenberg (founder of Nonviolent Communication), Stephen Schwartz (creator of Compassionate Self-Care) and other spiritual teachers.
Robert received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1989 and was a practicing therapist for many years, offering individual and couples counseling. He met Marshall Rosenberg in 1985 and began teaching NVC in 1986.
Robert’s Living Compassion work has evolved as an integration of embodied spirituality and nonviolent communication. His trainings offer ways to cultivate daily practices for living life fully, grounded in compassion for oneself and others. Robert has contributed to the work of the Center for Nonviolent Communication as a Certified Trainer, serving as a Certification Assessor and as Board President. He continues to serve as a lead trainer for International Intensive Trainings (IITs). He was one of the co-founders of the NVC Training Institute, and in 2010 he founded the Center for Living Compassion, a nonprofit organization through which he shares his work.
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