Decolonizing Non-Violent Communication (D-NVC) is a trauma-informed and decolonial practice built upon the principles of Nonviolent Communication as set forth by Marshall Rosenberg. Using the language of feelings and needs, D-NVC invites us to decolonize communication, increase self-empathy, and embrace accountability and transformation without shame. Can we deepen our own somatic awareness of where our deepest triggers and pain live? Can we use this awareness to communicate our needs with increased clarity? What are the ways we can divest from shame-and-blame language, to choose processes for accountability and healthy interdependence? This workshop will include a mix of instructional and experiential activities.