Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (3rd edition)
|Author:||Marshall B. Rosenberg; Deepak Chopra (Foreword by)|
|Series:||Nonviolent Communication Guides|
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
"Nonviolent Communication connects soul to soul, creating a lot of healing. It is the missing element in what we do." --Deepak Chopra
"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
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."