Here are a few of my favorite ways to learn about a way of thinking and communicating called NVC which stands for Non-violent Communication. This process, developed over the last 50 years by Marshall Rosenberg, is being evolved by many folks and is sometimes called “compassionate communication”, “communication that connects” and “effective communication”.
Communication connects all life together, from the ecological to the social & political worlds. I believe this kind of communication is one of the most important skills we can learn.
Enjoy the practice, the challenge, the outcomes ! Warmly, Deanne
We Practice To
•Be more compassionate with ourselves and others by increasing our awareness of our feelings and needs
•Distinguish our actual observations from our story about what happened
•Translate our judgmental thoughts into the underlying feelings and needs
•Receive “hard to hear” statements without taking it personally
•Support our own values while honoring the needs of others
•Connect with a sense of aliveness and appreciation
||Words are windows, or they’re walls,
They sentence us, or set us free.
When I speak and when I hear,
Let the love light shine through me. –Ruth Bebermeyer
VIDEO 11 min. By Brian Johnson summarizing the book “Nonviolent Communication~ The Language of Life” by Marshall Rosenberg
Does blame contribute to violence?
This audio with powerpoint images is a 1 hour webinar with Francois Beausoleil of the Blame Free State Institute. The first 3 minutes are an introduction. Hang in there, it’s good. It also covers the basics of NVC. February 7, 2017
0:00:34 SESSION #1 Introduction
1:00:54 SESSION #2 Applying NVC
2:08:44 SESSION #3 Honesty
3:12:44 SESSION #4 Empathy part one
4:20:42 SESSION #5 Relationships
5:18:34 SESSION #6 Authority
6:14:06 SESSION #7 Empathy part two
7:10:35 SESSION #8 Social Change
8:00:18 SESSION #9 Sincere Gratitude
VIDEO: Marshal Rosenberg demonstrates Non-Violent Communication 11 min. Quite engaging and revealing.
VIDEO: Marshal Rosenberg, This thing called Love.
10 Tips for Effective Communication – great article summarizing techniques
Transforming Anger to Compassionate Connection. Awesome article.
Worth the read. See if you agree with these ideas.
Free Download of Book: What’s Making You Angry? by Shari Klein and Neill Gibson
Causes of Anger – Audio by Marshall Rosenberg
Creating a Life-Serving Situation Within Oneself: Marshall Rosenberg:
Experiencing Needs as a Gift: Marshall Rosenberg audio
There is a section that is special to me from 20:00 to 40:00 min
Parenting with Nonviolent Communication (NVC)NVC Academy108,221 views
NVC on Honesty. Youtube Jeff Brown.
Nonviolent Communication with Jeff Brown Maharishi University
How do I give critical feedback without sounding mean?
Thriving as an NVC Trainer: Jeff Brown
nvc honesty jeff brown Q and A
Restorative Circles Training Jeff Brown
FULL – Nonviolent Communication Workshop – Marshall Rosenberg
The article below isn’t NVC, but it has some interesting information. NVC would say, anger is the Light on the Dashboard, saying “some need is not being met”.
How to Use Anger Productively: 10 Steps (with Pictures) – wikiHow
Not NVC, but an article from a Zen magazine.
How to Transform Anger into Connection: 10 Tips for Peaceful Words …