What is violent communication? If "violent" means acting in ways that result in harm, then much of how we communicate — judging, bullying, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating, being defensive — could be called "violent communication".
During my 15+ years practicing Nonviolent Communication (NVC), I've had frequent success connecting with coworkers and clients. NVC often allows me to connect empathically with others via email, chat, phone call, or discussion. Even if I'm unable to immediately help another, often listening empathetically can help them to feel better about the situation.
I've had over 30 hours of training with a certified NVC trainer and taught many groups.
The last group I facilitated was September 2020, and run purely online. I had 9 participants, several whom are on the autism spectrum. I had students, psychologists, and a mom stressed out about her child's chronic health issues. While the facilitation was pro bono, I was able to provide scholarships to purchase the required texts for those unable to afford them. You can read the agenda for my last 8 week online course here.