Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent Communication A Language of Life

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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

Book information

ISBN: 9781892005281
Publisher: Puddledancer Press
Imprint: Puddledancer Press
Pub date:
Edition: Third edition
DEWEY: 153.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2873
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 362g
Height: 228mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 17mm