Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships, Edition 3

· PuddleDancer Press
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What is Violent Communication?
If "violent" means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate—judging others, bullying, having racial bias, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating, speaking without listening, criticizing others or ourselves, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who's "good/bad" or what's "right/wrong" with people—could indeed be called "violent communication."
What is Nonviolent Communication? Nonviolent Communication is the integration of four things:
• Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity

• Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance

• Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all

• Means of influence: sharing "power with others" rather than using "power over others"
Nonviolent Communication serves our desire to do three things:
• Increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection

• Connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships

• Sharing of resources so everyone is able to benefit
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Clark Walker
September 25, 2017
This is the best book I have ever read!
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A Google user
December 7, 2017
Helpful ways of thinking about AND practicing listening to others AND HEARING them. Both parties get needs met and increase empathy.
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Jessica Cui
March 22, 2018
Everyone should STUDY this book - mandatory!
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About the author

Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD founded and was for many years the Director of Educational Services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an international peacemaking organization. During his life he authored fifteen books, including the bestselling Nonviolent Communication, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than thirty languages.

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