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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values

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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.

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Overview


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 life—one 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.

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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892005038
  • Publisher: Puddledancer Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Nonviolent Communication Guides Series
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 29,341
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D. is the founder and educational director of the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Deemed international peacemaker, mediator and healer, he spends more than 250 days each year teaching these remarkably effective communication and conflict resolution skills in local communities, at national conferences and in some of the most impoverished, war-torn areas of the world. He is based in Wasserfallenhof, Switzerland.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2007

    unexpected

    I heard about this book from my mom. Despite her enthusiastic praise I was not interested. As a person who tends to allow others to dominate me I was disgusted by the title and strongly, negatively had prejudged it as wimpy turn the other cheek, live and let live drivel. Actually, what I really felt was far stronger and can not be wrote here. Once I finally set aside my judgements and actually read it I was floored. It truly is a compassionate mode of communication. But more than that, It is the most respectfully assertive/take no crap example of communication I have ever, ever read. It is in many ways simple, but also hard, scary, and profound. I wish everyone I know would read this book and set aside there doubts long enough to apply it's principles. I think they would be amazed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2007

    recreating my life

    I read this book aloud with my partner, and our relationship hasn't been better than now. In fact, I am able to process other relationships, including my mother!!! Try it and give it a chance. I was raised on anger, fed with brutal language, and slept on contempt and betrayal. I decided I could do better.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2006

    Don't wait, read now

    I perceive myself to be a well educated and bright young lady, as well that I seek to be in touch with my heart and make decisions with my heart and my husband's heart in mind, however I feel a little sheepish that I didn't read this book or any of the like earlier in life. This isn't taught in school. Do you know what it means to listen? I thought I did until I read the practical examples and objective perspecties within this book, and now recognize that I have only been half-listening. I hope to learn and apply a lot of what is discussed in this book and put the interactive responses into my own words. This book is for Life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2003

    New chapter on Self-Compassion well worth reading

    In November, 2000, I read a previous edition of this book. I am a psychotherapist. It is through the author's teaching, and not through graduate training nor any of the many empathy workshops and seminars I attended over time that I was able to learn to give empathy. The quality of empathy I now am able to provide has enlivened my practice, and meets my need for hope that I can contribute to the well being of my clients, and also connect deeply with my friends and family. The step-by-step empathy skills in this book are learnable by anyone. This latest edition of Dr. Rosenberg's book has a completely new chapter called, 'Connecting Compassionately with Ourselves.' It's about what he calls, 'self-compassion.' He writes, 'When we are internally violent towards ourselves, it is difficult to be genuinely compassionate towards others.' I enjoyed this chapter because it helped me translate my self-judgments into statements of my own unmet needs. I now see that when I am angry with myself it is because my actions were not in harmony with my values. Seeing things from this perspective helps me mourn my action and move into self-forgiveness by connecting with the specfic need I was trying to meet when I used a strategy that I now regret. I particularly enjoyed the section on translating 'have-to' into 'choose-to.' The exercise showed me how to locate the choice in what I do, by connecting with the need, want, or value each activity serves. I find I have more energy, more compassion when I experience choice in my life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2003

    Amazing and inspiring!

    Dr. Rosenberg's communication ideas are startlingly simply and most profound. The idea of our individual feelings coming from our own current needs is life-changing. Learning to ask for what we want through a present request around our needs leads to clarity for others and peace within. I cannot recommend this book more highly.

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  • Posted November 24, 2012

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    Loved this book and found it helpful in how I communicate with m

    Loved this book and found it helpful in how I communicate with myself as well as how I communicate with other people. I would love to give a copy to everyone I know!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    highly recommended

    Contains very good tips on how to improve listening and talking to others in a way that improves relationships. If they changed the name to Compassionate Communication, it would sell much better, because most people don't think they communicate violently, and therefore they won't see the need to buy a book about non-violent communication, but people might think they can be more compassionate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2010

    Powerful Communication Education enclosed in a small book!

    If you would like to have more heart connections with your family and friends. . . then read this book and practice the powerful (yet simple) communication techniques provided in this book.
    Marshall Rosenberg puts forth a formula for making all your verbal interactions with others an opportunity to be kind and understanding. Initially, it may seem "weird" using his formula when you are in conversation with someone (as you may have to think about what you are saying!) but ultimately it will become habit and your responses will flow smoothly and naturally, and will be more thoughtful and kind!
    Suggestion, start (or join) a Nonvoilent Communication (NVC) book study group in your area, and your study of the technique will be more fun as you will meet others with a similar interest in improving their communication skills and ultimately the relationships in their lives.
    I hosted a group the last time I read this book (my 3rd time) and I made a couple of great new friends. The bonus is we now have very supportive conversations with each other when times get a little tough!
    My wish is that all children would be raised using this communicatioin style. Boy would the world be a kinder and gentler place.

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