Thought Leader | Activist | Author, The Compassion Book
About Thom Bond:
Thom Bond is a thought leader, author, activist and founder of the NYCNVC (Center for Nonviolent Communication). He’s created an innovative global approach to peacemaking and mediation. His teachings are spreading throughout the world, bringing new hope to people in search of a practical path to a more peaceful and sustainable existence, on both a personal and social level.
Thom is the author of The Compassion Book: Lessons From The Compassion Course (Second Edition) — available in paperback and e-book, “Shifting Toward Compassion” (theexercise.org), “64 Days for Peace” an online, self-led curriculum. He is best known as the creator and leader of The Compassion Course, a comprehensive online training, based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg, Werner Erhard, and Albert Ellis. In eight years, over 19,000 people have participated in the course. It continues to grow in numbers and global reach, with a current roster of over 6,000 participants from over 110 countries in four languages.
Thom Bond is the founder and director of The New York Center for Nonviolent Communication (NYCNVC). Before starting the NYCNVC in 2004, Thom’s professional work-life began in the 1980’s creating inter-industry partnerships between established manufacturing companies and emerging energy and information technology companies, specializing in “smart-building” technology.
The Compassion Book
This book explores foundational concepts and practices that help us understand what engenders compassion and what blocks it.
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I love The Compassion Book. It is well written, easy to read, and is filled with over 50 heartwarming stories and examples of how one can choose more compassion to find inner peace in the midst of life’s challenges. The exercises are easy to perform and directly lead to increased self-awareness of thought and action. The Compassion Book has been an essential guide to improving my relationships and life.” RamapoLake 5.0 out of 5 stars.
A powerful and clear map for living a connected, fulfilled and meaningful life. The Compassion Book by Thom Bond is a true gem. In a simple, direct, relatable language, Thom offers no less than a map for living a fulfilled, connected life. It’s filled with true stories from Thom’s life that I was able to relate to, which helped make the concepts real and applicable to my life. What makes this map unique and powerful, in my experience, is its universality: no matter cultural or religious background, this message has the potential to reach people’s hearts. And this fills me with hope 🙂 I hope to see book clubs blossoming around the world so that these powerful practices can continue to support the creation of a more wonderful world.” Cla_Italy 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Make humane communication happen! If you want to improve your understanding and skill at being humane, Thom’s book is a must read (and then practice). Through simple, clear yet profound explanations, personal stories, and practice suggestions it fully hits the mark. If only everyone was taught this from birth!” JDOT 5.0 out of 5 stars
This book is a transcript of the online Compassion Course, making it easy to connect with all the lessons. It is on my couch, ready to pick up and read a section or paragraph, as inspiration. As my skill increases, so do the quality of my interactions with others and myself.” Deanne Bednar 5.0 out of 5 stars.
WHAT MAKES THOM’S APPROACH UNIQUE AND EFFECTIVE?
Thom’s work is based on his years studying and teaching with Marshall Rosenberg. Based on his extensive study, Thom has been able articulate and share the underlying consciousness that is the basis of Marshall’s work, known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC). This “mindful” approach has expanded on Rosenberg’s original teaching method that used a “speech model” as a teaching method.
Thom’s work is also informed by the work of Werner Erhard and Albert Ellis, adding a transformational and highly practical perspective to his work. The first edition of the book has been embraced globally, and has been identified as “evergreen” by industry experts.
Marshall Rosenberg and Thom Bond
If I gave appreciation for everything Thom Bond has contributed to me, I wouldn’t have time for anything else. ~Marshall Rosenberg
How To Reach Thom
To contact Thom Bond, please email Clara Moisello firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646.201.9226