A Helping Hand: Mediation with Nonviolent Communication
By Liv Larsson
IS IT POSSIBLE TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE SOLVE THEIR CONFLICTS WITHOUT GETTING SUCKED IN YOURSELF? YES!
And there is a specific set of skills which makes it much more likely that your efforts will be successful. This book, step by step, teaches you how to become an effective mediator. Add practice, practice, practice (and some self-reflection), and you will soon celebrate your first successes in helping people to connect, whether you are a parent, teacher, business manager, counselor or peace worker.
Apart from that, you will get a good foundation in Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC), on which this very down-to-earth approach to mediation is based upon, and lots of answers to practical questions. Take the chance to learn mediation from Liv Larsson, an experienced trainer who has taught peacemakers in violent conflicts in Thailand and Sri Lanka (and to many others in Western countries) and who applies the very same skills to solve conflicts in her family.
ISBN: 9789197667272 ISBN-10: 9197667277 Audience: General Format: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: 258 Published: 1st February 2011 Publisher: Friare LIV Konsult Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 Weight (kg): 0.38
What is Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication?
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, racial profiling, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating against others, speaking without listening, criticizing, 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
I'm a Certification Candidate with The Center for Nonviolent Communication specialising in helping people create more enriching and vital relationships, resolve long-standing inner conflicts, listen more deeply and express themselves more fully.
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