Being Me, Loving You: A Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationships
By Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Many of us think of love as a strong emotion, a feeling we have for another person. Marshall Rosenberg's helps us take a wholly different and life-enriching approach to love. Love is something you "do," something you give freely from the heart. Using the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process, learn how to express yourself nakedly and honestly to your partner, friends, or family, for no other purpose than to reveal what's present or alive in you.
Discover what thousands of people around the world already know: A heart to heart connection strengthened by joyfully giving and receiving is the love you long to experience.
Discover how to: - Free yourself from the burden of proving your love and requiring proof in return - Avoid doing anything out of guilt, resentment, shame or obligation - Learn to effectively express how you are and what you need
Develop extraordinary relationships with spouses, partners, family, and friends where you’re not required to prove your love in the form of attention, praise, or physical attention. This giving and receiving is an authentic and joyful manifestation of love much more profound than any transient feeling.
ISBN: 9781892005168 ISBN-10: 1892005166 Series: Nonviolent Communication Guides Audience: General Format: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: 80 Published: 1st July 2005 Publisher: Puddledancer Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.03 x 13.87 x 0.56 Weight (kg): 0.12
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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