background preloader

How to Practice Nonviolent Communication (with Illustrations)

How to Practice Nonviolent Communication (with Illustrations)
Edit Article394,941 views 42 Editors Edited 8 weeks ago Nonviolent Communication (NVC)[1] includes a simple method for clear, empathic communication, consisting of four steps: ObservationsFeelingsNeedsRequests NVC aims to find a way for all present to get what really matters to them without the use of guilt, humiliation, shame, blame, coercion, or threats. It is useful for resolving conflicts, connecting with others, and living in a way that is conscious, present, and attuned to the genuine, living needs of yourself and others. Ad Steps 1State the observations that are leading you to feel the need to say something. 4Make a concrete request for action to meet the need just identified.Ask clearly and specifically for what you want right now, rather than hinting or stating only what you don't want.For example, "I notice that you haven't spoken in the last ten minutes (observation). We could really use your help! Can you tell us aboutNetflix? Netflix how to update payment information on Netflix Tips

http://www.wikihow.com/Practice-Nonviolent-Communication

Related:  Marshall RosenbergNonviolent communication

The subtle violence of nonviolent language. These thoughts are occasioned by a training video (1) by Marshall Rosenberg, a 200-minute condensation of a full-day workshop given in San Francisco by his Center for Nonviolent Communication. On the Center's web site (2) can be seen the variety of audiences the Center has reached since 1984, in public workshops and invited sessions with prison populations and warring factions in the world's most intractable regions. That history is also seen in Rosenberg's presentation, in frequent anecdotes that are humbling as well as inspiring, testimony to an extraordinary career of teaching, even in desperate settings, a language of the heart. The essentials are easy to relate. Communication suffers if evaluation and judgment are confused with observation; if diagnosis of another person's inner state stands in the way of listening and seeing; if feelings and analyses, needs, wants, and strategies, requests and demands are not carefully distinguished. What's going on?

Hamburg course - Compassionate Communication Hamburg With the help of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) we’re going to learn to come closer to ourselves, listening carefully to what we’re thinking, feeling and needing. First we connect with the first layer, the way we’ve been educated to think: what’s right and wrong with the others/with ourselves, what we think we deserve, how we should behave in society, in family… This is where most of the violence on our planet comes from: a way of thinking made to obey authority – a language that tries to change other people using punishments, blame, guilt, shame or rewards. When caught up with becoming either the winner or the loser, it’s very challenging to experience compassion and feel happy.

Leadership: Disappointed To The Core Posted on 19. Mar, 2013 by lollydaskal in Character, Lead From Within, Leadership, Leadership Development, Life Skills, Personal Development, Relationships, Workplace If you meet a leader who’s a loner, who doesn’t communicate, who’s not engaged, who seems removed and not trusting, it’s probably not because they enjoy solitude or disengagement. It’s far more likely that they have been disappointed.

Northwest Compassionate Communications The following is a slightly edited transcript of part of a workshop on anger led by Dr. Rosenberg in England in May of 1999. Dr. Making Life Work. For You. For Everyone. No Exceptions. In this 6-month, 3-part telecourse, Miki Kashtan shows with astonishing clarity how, with dedication to practice and support from others, you can begin to participate in creating the world so many of us long for, a world that honors and seeks to meet the needs of everyone, that welcomes each person’s truth, that rests on faith that solutions can be found to the most challenging problems facing us, individually and collectively. Your participation starts with your willingness to risk opening to yourself in a new way: to your deepest longings, to the hearts of those who are frighteningly “other,” to the uncertainty of life without the absolutes of “right” and “wrong,” “good” and “bad.” The more people who join you in taking the first step, the nearer this world becomes. If you can say “yes” to any of the points below, then this course is definitely for you:

Domination Systems Domination systems as revealed by language Marshall Rosenberg describes a domination system as follows: "...By systems I mean governments, organizations, institutions that regulate human affairs. Voluntary Visions The Language of Choice, as Juxtaposed to the Ever-Present Language of Obligation by Darrell Becker Glossary

The Power of Focusing, The Power of NVC II: Healing Alienating Spring 1985, Sunday night, and Marshall Rosenberg, in Chicago for a workshop at our home, unexpectedly drops by for Changes. As usual, we split into a couple of subgroups for Listening or Focusing, and joins mine. The Power of Focusing, the Power of NVC, and processing The Power of Focusing, The Power of NVC, and processing.... I: The Power of Focusing and processing.... "We must distinguish between the existing system of language forms, on the one hand, and the power of language on the other. Language escapes the old forms of language, although the forms are never absent." Gene Gendlin, "Dwelling", in the Gendlin On-Line Library, www.focusing.org Obviously, I'm suggesting a parallel between language and both Focusing & NVC.

Culture of Empathy Builder: Marshall Rosenberg "I recommend allowing others the opportunity to fully express themselves before turning our attention to solutions or requests for relief. When we proceed too quickly to what people might be requesting, we may not convey our genuine interest in their feelings and needs; instead, they may get the impression that we're in a hurry to either be free of them or to fix their problem. Furthermore, an initial message is often like the tip of an iceberg; it may be followed by yet unexpressed, but related - and often more powerful - feelings.

Related: