Durango NVC Services offers a powerful form of alternative marriage counseling based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC), which is an emotionally dynamic process. Our couples conflict resolution model includes a simultaneous communication skills training. This work has been pioneered by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. The approach gets dramatic results in a fraction of the time required by more traditional modes of mediation. Developing compassion, respect, open-hearted, honest self expression is the key to an increased understanding, healing and sense of connectedness. Through the mediation the couples receive communication counseling, and gain new interpersonal relationship skills which they will be able to use in any future conflict situation. Only when both parties have had their needs for empathy fulfilled, do we move on to strategic, creative brainstorming to find practical solutions. This method of mediation is effective with even the most challenging relationship problems.