In any situation whether it’s personal relationships, business, parenting, education, etc, we always have the option of connecting with our own heart, compassionately listening to others and honestly expressing what’s important to us. 

NONVIOLENT (or Compassionate) COMMUNICATION, supports conscious living by providing practical tools for:

  • Connecting with our own inner truth or values
  • Listening compassionately to the heart of others
  • Expressing ourselves in a way that will support us in feeling heard and understood
  • Strengthening relationships with family, friends and colleagues
  • Transforming anger and conflict into trust and cooperation
  • Building communities and life serving systems based on compassionate giving and receiving
  • Contributing to the kind of world we all want to live in!

Rodger Sorrow and Anne Walton, principals of Choose Connection, are both Certified Trainers with The Center for Nonviolent Communication.  They are passionate about sharing the tools of Nonviolent Communication as they’ve each experienced what a powerful difference this process makes in daily life.

Anne & Rodger share NVC throughout Canada and the US thru teleclasses, workshops, custom designed in house training for organizations, businesses, schools and hospitals plus private sessions for individuals, couples and families. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate and advanced practitioner, you'll find their sessions support learning, integration and growth.

Their sessions are based on the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, founder of The Center for Nonviolent Communication. Rosenberg used the term “nonviolence” in the sense that Gandhi did. With its origins in the Sanskrit word “Ahimsa” which literally translates to English as “no harm”; the deeper essence of the word suggests “the force of love in action”.

The NVC model integrates language, principles and communication skills that have been known for centuries. Through its emphasis on deep listening—to others as well as ourselves—NVC provides practical tools which foster connection, authenticity, compassion and solutions that work for everyone. To learn more, visit or refer to Marshall’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life