We Can Work It Out: Resolving Conflicts Peacefully and Powerfully
By Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Practical suggestions are included on how to foster caring, genuine co-operation, and satisfying resolutions even in the most difficult situations. The tenets of 'Non-violent 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.
In over 35 years of mediating conflicts—between parents and children, husbands and wives, management and workers, police and communities, and warring groups around the world—Marshall has learned it is possible to resolve conflicts peacefully, and to everyone's satisfaction.
It's not compromise—it's a caring and respectful quality of connection that allows everyone's needs to be met.
About the Author:
The late Marshall B Rosenberg PhD is the founder of the Center for Non-Violent Communication, an international non-profit organisation that teaches peacemaking skills. He is the author of Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, Speak Peace in a World of Conflict, Life-Enriching Education, and several booklets.
ISBN: 9781892005120 ISBN-10: 1892005123 Series: Nonviolent Communication Guides Audience: Tertiary; University or College Format: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: 32 Published: 1st September 2004 Publisher: Puddle Dancer Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61 x 0.64 Weight (kg): 0.06
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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