Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships
ISBN: 189200528X
EAN13: 9781892005281
Publisher: PuddleDancer Press
Pages: 264
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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

Book Overview
1,000,000 copies sold worldwide - Translated in More Than 30 Languages. 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 4 things: Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of empathy, care, 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: 1: Increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection 2: Connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships 3: Sharing of resources so everyone is able to benefit Nonviolent Communication shows us a way of being very honest, without any criticism, insults, or put-downs, and without any intellectual diagnosis implying wrongness. -- Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD