Nonviolent Communication Skills:

Deep Basics Training

Get highly effective communication at a whole new level with this Downloadable Program and Step-By-Step Workbook Guide


Deep Fundamentals 5-Audio Disc Course plus Step by Step Guide

If you’re ready to…

  • Create exceptional personal and professional relationships
  • Prevent and resolve misunderstandings and conflicts
  • Speak your truth
  • Create mutual understanding without coercion
  • Recognize life-disconnected and life-alienated thinking and language
  • Discover deeper connection with yourself through acceptance, curiosity and compassion
  • Express yourself authentically and compassionately to others
  • Get clear on your intentions and have them be heard clearly by others
  • Understand crucial distinctions between requests and demands
  • Express gratitude and appreciation and have it be fully received

…then learn these skills in a course you can take in your own place and at your own pace.

Learn these skills, mindsets and much more with Alan Seid’s compelling style and engaging examples.

The Blackbelt Communication, Deep Basics Home Study Course, created and taught by Alan Seid, is comprised of 5 CDs’-worth of audio as well as a 99-page PDF that breaks down the Nonviolent Communication™ curriculum into 9 “steps” complete with examples, exercises and worksheets. The audio was recorded during live teleseminars, and includes live interaction and role-plays with participants. Gain crucial tools and mindsets for effective communication:

This 6.5 hour teleseminar course is available only via download. 


“Alan’s presence is intimate and clear”

His examples are personal and inform me both of his humanity and of mine. The PDF is well-organized complete with exercises to hone both vocabulary and empathy both for self and other. I highly recommend this on-line NVC course to both the utter novice and the well-seasoned practitioner.
  ~ Laya Shriaberg


“Good context and meaningful support to learn NVC”

This course fosters the sense of learning community despite the fact that it’s a home study course. It provides good context and meaningful support to learn NVC and to pursue our inner work.
Marion Dulude


“My intimate relationships have benefited”

We can all benefit from the perspectives gained from this type of class and Alan is a dynamic and engaging presenter who lives what he is teaching. In only the two weeks of this tele-seminar my understanding of myself has deepened and my intimate relationships have benefitted.
~ Mira Boyda


“I would definitely recommend this”

I would definitely recommend this. It’s a great way to get an introduction to the basics of NVC. Your presentation is very clear, and shows a deep understanding of NVC principles and practice. Your teaching style contains a good balance of theory and lots of examples of how NVC can be used in a variety of situations. Works for me.
~ Karen Fitzgerald


“…A great way for busy professionals to be able to access this important area of NVC”

I really benefited from this course and found that this downloadable Home Study Course is a great way for busy professionals to be able to access this important area of NVC which can reduce conflict and enhance working and personal relationships. This is a great introduction to NVC. The downloadable version makes it not only more understandable but much more accessible. Thank you for the opportunity.
~ Bevin Horn


“I feel this class is absolutely valuable and have already been telling others about it”

This course and NVC help bring awareness to communication and open up the concept and the real possibility of creating win-win situations between people and the world that we live in.
~ Jaren Hoppe-Leonard

“Valuable insight and detailed instructions and exercises”

I would definitely recommend this course to others. I would say it is a clear presentation of the underlying concepts of NVC together with well defined tools and practices. I found the presentations articulate, engaging, well designed and highly informative. The combination of the PDF and the audio segments give valuable insight and detailed instructions and exercises. This is a valuable asset in learning NVC.
~ Mirabai Wahbe


“I couldn’t think of a better NVC trainer than Alan.”

I couldn’t think of a better NVC trainer than Alan. He models NVC beautifully in how he delivers the course, and more importantly, how he moves through his own life and interactions with people. I met Alan in a workshop that we were both taking and he stood out to me because he kept asking the most remarkably concise and clear questions. His communication is intentional, warm, and to the point. He’s one of those people that I always look forward to talking to because it is so refreshing communicating with someone who is so dialed in, present, and curious! In this course he clearly outlines the principles of NVC using metaphors, entertaining personal anecdotes from his time spent with Marshall Rosenberg, interactive exercises, and a dash of humor. It was a pleasure being introduced to NVC by him and I would recommend this course to anyone who is curious about this highly effective model of communication.
~ Lani Klaphaak


“The examples and expansion on the concepts helped me appreciate the fullness and depth of NVC.”

I think that this Home Study Class is a well thought out way to convey a further understanding and better grasp of NVC. The examples and expansion on the concepts helped me appreciate the fullness and depth of NVC.
~ Kaye Werner


“The material is clear and thorough”

Alan’s presentation of the material is clear and thorough. He uses so many examples that reveal the depth of his skills and integration of NVC and keen ability to share the process.
~ Bren Hardt

Alan Seid began studying under Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., in 1995. Alan learned most of his Nonviolent Communication™ directly from Dr. Rosenberg and has also studied with many certified trainers. Alan’s first opportunity to teach NVC, and to mediate a conflict using it, was in 1998. In 1999, Alan traveled and served as Marshall’s Spanish interpreter in Colombia, South America.

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 Dear Changemaker: 


Hi. I’m Alan Seid.
I’ve been a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent CommunicationTM(NVC) for over 10 years — studying it for over 20 —
NVC, which was named out of a sense of alignment with Gandhi’s movement of truth-telling and compassion, is a world-famous, proven, time-tested methodology: 
– for creating exceptional personal and professional relationships,
– for offering compassionate understanding to others (and knowing when & how to ask for it ourselves),
– for preventing and resolving misunderstandings and conflicts, 
– for speaking our truth in a way that is more likely to lead to harmony than conflict, and
– for creating mutual understanding without coercion.
I created this course so you could have the most robust and accessible introduction to NVC, at home, while also supporting multiple learning modalities.
I recorded this course live, which gives it a fresh feel and allows you to hear the Q&A with live participants — almost 6 CDs’-worth!
It comes with a step-by-step guide (PDF) that breaks down the NVC curriculum into 9 “steps” — while also providing stories, examples, and useful worksheets with exercises.
This course was designed in a unique way:
Both the PDF guide and the course recordings are designed to be stand-alone and they complement each other!
As a downloadable course, we’re avoiding resource waste — and you’ll have something you can listen to over and over again, in your own place and at your own pace!

Available Now as a Digital Download!

Only $147

get access button5 CDs’-worth of audio as well as a 99-page PDF that breaks down the Nonviolent Communication™ curriculum into 9 “steps” complete with examples, exercises and worksheets.