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Robert Gonzales CNVC Certified Trainer

Robert Gonzales’ PhD. 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.

His first formal spiritual practice was Enlightenment Intensives, which he participated in and led for many years. 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. He is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Robert’s work Living Compassion 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 one’s self 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.

Contact Details

Telephone: 07-54352993
Mobile: 0405179488

Trainings offered by Robert Gonzales

In Australia

Awakening to Life Intensive, 13 – 20 November 2021

(with Robert Krzisnik)

Seven day residential intensive at the Lake Perseverance Centre, Crows Nest, Queensland (near Toowoomba).

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Trainings Outside Australia


The spiritual embodiment of NVC, body-centred awareness and practices, compassion, personal healing and transformation, deep inner and interpersonal work, the living energy of needs, the beauty of needs, psychotherapy