Tropical Leaves

specializes in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) also called Compassionate Communication. Our focus is on transforming and healing ourselves, our relationships, structures of oppression, and our home, the Earth.

"The primary purpose of Nonviolent Communication is to connect with other people in a way that enables giving to take place: compassionate giving. It’s compassionate in that our giving comes willingly from the heart. We are giving service to others and ourselves –not out of duty or obligation, not out of fear of punishment or hope for a reward, not out of guilt or shame, but for what I consider part of our nature. It’s in our nature to enjoy giving to one another.”


-Marshall B Rosenberg, Ph.D.


Our Trainers

Upcoming Events

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About NVC But Were Afraid to Ask
    Sun, Oct 17
    Oct 17, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    In this workshop, you will learn to: • Find peace by connecting to what is important to you. • Explore why you do what you do, why it might not work... and what empathy has to do with it. • Understand emotional reactivity. • Learn to transform fear-based language to love based. Please join us
  • Befriending the Enemy within Yourself
    Sun, Nov 21
    Zoom link sent with registration
    Nov 21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
    Zoom link sent with registration
    When practicing self-empathy in Nonviolent Communication, it is helpful to find what is getting in the way of you loving you!

We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think and feel.
― Marshall B. Rosenberg

Testimonial 01.

"Thank you for all the spectacularly life-enhancing workshops you and Barbra have led or organized over the past year that I have been able to attend.  I cannot put into words how thrilled I am to be part of this community and to learn from everyone these ways of being that have given me hope again. You and the other facilitators, Chris!, have created a place that for me is safe, engaging, supportive, warm.  These events are life-saving for me - truly - as they provide me with real, genuine contact with people.  Otherwise, I am socially isolated. What a gift you and the other lovely facilitators have brought to life."

-Sasha Alexander