Synopses & Reviews
Do you hunger for skills to improve the quality of your relationships, to deepen your sense of personal empowerment or to simply communicate more effectively? Unfortunately, for centuries our culture has taught us to think and speak in ways that can actually perpetuate conflict, internal pain and even violence. Nonviolent Communication partners practical skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help you get what you want peacefully.
In this internationally acclaimed text, Marshall Rosenberg offers insightful stories, anecdotes, practical exercises and role-plays that will dramatically change your approach to communication for the better. Discover how the language you use can strengthen your relationships, build trust, prevent conflicts and heal pain. Revolutionary, yet simple, NVC offers you the most effective tools to reduce violence and create peace in your lifeone interaction at a time.
Over 150,000 copies sold and now available in 20 languages around the world. More than 250,000 people each year from all walks of life are learning these life-changing skills.
Clinical psychologist Marshall B. Rosenberg offers an enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances.
About the Author
"A masterwork. Nationally, we talk peace. This book goes far beyond mere talk...It shows us how to TEACH peace." James E. Shaw, PhD, author, Jack and Jill, Why They Kill"A powerful tool for peace and partnership...shows us how to listen empathically and...communicate our authentic feelings and needs." Riane Eisler, author, The Chalice and the Blade, Tomorrow's Children, and The Power of Partnership"A simple yet powerful methodology for communicating...one of the most useful books you will ever read." William Ury, coauthor, Getting to Yes, and author, The Third Side
Table of Contents
Giving from the heart : the heart of nonviolent communication -- Communication that blocks compassion -- Observing without evaluating -- Identifying and expressing feelings -- Taking responsibility for our feelings -- Requesting that which would enrich life -- Receiving empathically -- The power of empathy -- Connecting compassionately with ourselves -- Expressing anger fully -- The protective use of force -- Liberating ourselves and counseling others -- Expressing appreciation in nonviolent communication.