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NVC Boston & the Art of Empathy

Learn how to use language to connect and re-connect

Do you want more harmony in your family? More authenticity with your partner? Help with resolving ongoing conflicts?

NVC Boston is dedicated to sharing nonviolent communication (NVC) as a way to contribute to more connection and harmony in the world.

Workshops, Classes and ongoing Empathy Sessions

  • Nonviolent Communication Mediation
  • Conflict Coaching
  • Facilitated Couples Empathy
  • Customized Empathy Workshops and Seminars
  • One-on-One Deep Empathy Sessions

Our Team

Gail Carroll

Gail Carroll

Gail has a private practice in the Boston area, offering private clients/couples NVC empathy and mediation. She deeply values her spiritual practices of meditation and seeing humanity in all, and was drawn to NVC as a strategy that provided a way to bring this part of herself into her day to day living and relationships.

Pat Arcady

Pat Arcady

Pat brings over 33 years of management and training experience in both for profit and nonprofit organizations. She has her own consulting practice specializing in mediation services, customized conflict resolution coaching and training for leaders of small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Paul Merrill

Paul Merrill

Paul is a co-trainer at Art of Empathy. Paul was a founding board member and co-trainer at Brooklyn NVC. In 2012, he co-facilitated Mediate Your Life’s East Coast immersion program at Essex MA. He has been repeatedly invited to assist at the annual New York NVC Intensive, as well at NVC trainings at the United Nations, in Belgium and Poland.

What People Say

Gail and Paul bring two equally important things to their work as trainers: a concrete, applicable tool set, and a warmth of empathic presence. I really enjoy and appreciate the way their individual perspectives on the work seem to complement each other well when they lead workshops together!

Veronica BCambridge, MA

Gail and Paul are a wonderfully compassionate team. Their work is, in earnest, to help others understand and implement NVC. They do so through listening without judgment, helpful exercises and mediation. My husband and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Gail and Paul for helping us cultivate more empathy, love and forgiveness in our marriage.

Amazingly, our work with them not only enriched our marriage but also our relationships with co-workers, family members, and friends. We discovered that NVC is a transformative technique, and Gail and Paul are extremely gifted practitioners.

Kate SBoston, MA

Thank you so much for an awesome training session. This program could be truly life-altering. It was the first day-long workshop that I can recall having attended, where I felt more energetic afterward, instead of less. (Even after an excellent workshop, one usually feels tired; but not so after this one.) There was something very energizing and empowering, and yet calming, about all the empathy in the room.

Pat MBoston, MA

I am in awe of your skills in helping us to move into a more empathic, more compassionate reality. I feel a renewed passion for widening and deepening awareness and the practice of such a change—and into policy. Can we petition for workshops in the Congress?

Pat SWaltham, MA