Community workshops enabling creative,
affirming responses to conflict and violence
Prison workshops changing lives

Who We Are


A grassroots, worldwide movement dedicated to building peace in ourselves and in our homes, schools, institutions and communities. We seek to release everyone’s innate power to positively transform ourselves, and in so doing, transform the world.  Read More >

What We Do


Our workshops use the shared experience of both participants and facilitators to examine how injustice, prejudice, frustration and anger can lead to aggressive behavior and violence. We explore our innate power to respond in new and creative ways.
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How AVP Helps


An AVP Workshop facilitator’s view:“AVP is about people from all different backgrounds coming together to be in community. When I see participants making themselves vulnerable by sharing and being open to change, I am inspired to manage my own conflict better. We are all transformed, and that transformation ripples outward throughout our communities.”
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What Workshop Participants Say

Beyond Hate & Despair

If there is such a thing as a miraculous change, then I can truthfully say that it was through AVP. I began to grow from a person filled with hate, anger and despair into a person who believes that he, too, is responsible for the protection, preservation and enrichment of humanity.

Robert Martin, formerly incarcerated AVP Facilitator

AVP-USA, Inc.
2016-06-04T11:56:54-07:00

Robert Martin, formerly incarcerated AVP Facilitator

If there is such a thing as a miraculous change, then I can truthfully say that it was through AVP. I began to grow from a person filled with hate, anger and despair into a person who believes that he, too, is responsible for the protection, preservation and enrichment of humanity.

Tools I Learned Work

I learned to use the tools that AVP taught me in my everyday life. I am a new man and I love it. Transforming Power really works. I have begun life anew.

Participant, Prison Workshop

AVP-USA, Inc.
2016-06-04T12:27:59-07:00

Participant, Prison Workshop

I learned to use the tools that AVP taught me in my everyday life. I am a new man and I love it. Transforming Power really works. I have begun life anew.

Communication & Trust

Through the program I learned communication with my family and friends that I never thought existed….I learned trust again.

Community Participant

AVP-USA, Inc.
2016-06-04T12:47:04-07:00

Community Participant

Through the program I learned communication with my family and friends that I never thought existed….I learned trust again.

I’m Not Violent, But ….

Friends asked me why I attended an AVP workshop, since I didn’t seem like a violent person. A lot of violence I carry is directed towards myself in the form of self- criticism. AVP is helping me see that and is helping me change.

Community Participant

AVP-USA, Inc.
2016-06-04T12:49:32-07:00

Community Participant

Friends asked me why I attended an AVP workshop, since I didn’t seem like a violent person. A lot of violence I carry is directed towards myself in the form of self- criticism. AVP is helping me see that and is helping me change.
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AVP-USA, Inc.