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

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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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98 reviews
Hero Nupples
August 29, 2023
If you want to be able to communicate with others better. This will help you to not only understand them but also understand yourself. It explains the principles of empathy. I would definitely recommend this to everyone could help relationships ( spouse, family, coworkers).
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Anthony Lopez
July 12, 2021
This book has been a blessing! I truly appreciate the time and effort put into this book in order to explain and example how to communicate with humanity in the most respectful way. This book has helped me to forgive and let go of any resentment towards people who have offended me. I have been able to mend broken friendships because of this book and Gods word as well. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who struggles with aggressiveness and hatred towards someone.
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Jingting Wu
January 6, 2024
the chapters build on each other and the examples of using NVC were powerful learning tools. this book has given me a good baseline of practicing the NVC model and I plan to refer back to it frequently in the future
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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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