Practical Spirituality: Reflections on the Spiritual Basis of Nonviolent Communication
By Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Practical Spirituality—Reflections on the Spiritual Basis of Nonviolent Communication
This booklet is the transcript of an interview with Marshall Rosenberg regarding spiritual applications and implications of NVC. According to Marshall, our most basic spiritual need is to contribute to the well-being of others and ourselves.
His unscripted reflections on the spiritual basis of NVC will inspire you not only to connect with the Divine in yourself and others but to begin to create a world of empathy and compassion, where the language we use is the key to enriching life.
Discover an intensely satisfying and joyful spiritual experience that begins with you. In these rich pages, learn how NVC can help you achieve a more practical, applied spirituality.
Discover how to: - Strengthen the connection between your actions and your spiritual values - Let go of enemy images and moralistic judgments, and experience our common humanity - Connect with others from a place of compassionate energy
ISBN: 9781892005144 ISBN-10: 189200514X Series: Nonviolent Communication Guides Audience: General Format: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: 32 Published: 1st April 2005 Publisher: Puddle Dancer Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24 x 0.64 Weight (kg): 0.1
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.
Australia's leading online bookstore stocking a wide variety of Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication ('NVC') written material. NVC is a powerful communication tool developed by the late American Psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, PhD.