Synopses & Reviews
The latest edition of the communication guide that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies
An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace. Guidance is provided on identifying and articulating feelings and needs, expressing anger fully, and exploring the power of empathy in order to speak honestly without creating hostility, break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression, and communicate compassionately. Included in the new edition is a chapter on conflict resolution and mediation.
“Nonviolent Communication connects soul to soul, creating a lot of healing. It is the missing element in what we do.” —Deepak Chopra, author, How To Know God
“Dr. Rosenberg has brought the simplicity of successful communication into the foreground. No matter what issue you’re facing, his strategies for communicating with others will set you up to win every time.” —Anthony Robbins, author, Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power
“Marshall Rosenberg’s dynamic communication techniques transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues and create compassionate connections. I highly recommend this book.” —John Gray, Ph.D., author, Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus
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"
About the Author
Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD, (1934–2015) authored 15 books including the bestselling Nonviolent Communication, which has sold more than one million copies and is translated into more than 30 languages, founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), provided NVC training in over 60 countries, and initiated peace programs in many war-torn areas. He taught communication and conflict resolution to those in education, management, the military, police, prisons, governments, and individual families. Deepak Chopra, M.D is the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing and author of more than 80 books translated in over 43 languages, including 22 New York Times bestsellers.