Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships
ISBN: 189200528X
EAN13: 9781892005281
Language: English
Pages: 264
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
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