The Heart of Social Change: How to Make a Difference in Your World
By Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
The tenets of Nonviolent Communication are applied to a variety of settings, including the classroom and the home, in these booklets on how to resolve conflict peacefully. Illustrative exercises, sample stories, and role-playing activities offer the opportunity for self-evaluation, discovery, and application.
This insightful perspective on effective social change is illustrated with how-to examples.
A transcript of a Nonviolent Communication workshop given by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D. Marshall encourages us to use NVC skills and consciousness in the service of human social needs and shares examples of how to do it.
Here is Marshall’s wisdom on effective social change. He centers on basic questions: What is our nature as human beings? What's a good life? How do we make life wonderful?
Social change begins with “liberating ourselves from that which is not in harmony with creating the kind of world we desire.”
Table of Contents:
Trip Planning and Organisation
When the Pavement Ends
ISBN: 9781892005106 ISBN-10: 1892005107 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): 21.59 x 13.97 x 0.64 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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