Getting Past the Pain Between Us: Healing and Reconciliation Without Compromise
By Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
This is a transcript of a Nonviolent Communication workshop given by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
This booklet focuses on the tenets of Nonviolent Communication as they are applied to a variety of settings, including the classroom and the home, and explains how to resolve conflicts peacefully. It contains illustrative exercises, sample stories, and role-playing activities that offer the opportunity for self-evaluation, discovery, and application.
Learn skills for resolving conflicts, healing old wounds, and reconciling strained relationships. Reveal the healing power of listening and speaking from the heart. Because unmet needs lie at that root of all emotional pain, the skills imparted in this manual teach how to transform depression, shame, and conflict into empowering human connections, all while and developing satisfying relationships.
ISBN: 9781892005076 ISBN-10: 1892005077 Series: Nonviolent Communication Guides Audience: Tertiary; University or College Format: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: 48 Published: 1st September 2004 Publisher: Puddle Dancer Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 7.2 x 13.6 Weight (kg): 0.08
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
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