Nonviolent Communication: a language of life
Most of us are hungry for skills to improve the quality of our relationships, to deepen our sense of personal empowerment or to simply communicate more effectively. Unfortunately, for centuries our prevailing culture has taught us to think and speak in ways that can actually perpetuate conflict, internal pain and even violence. Nonviolent Communication partners practical skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help us get what we want peacefully.
In this internationally acclaimed text, Marshall Rosenberg offers insightful stories, anecdotes, practical exercises and role-plays that will literally change your approach to communication for the better. Discover how the language you use can strengthen your relationships, build trust, prevent conflicts and heal pain. Revolutionary, yet simple, NVC offers the most effective tools to reduce violence and create peace - one interaction at a time.
Over 150,000 copies have been sold in 20 languages around the world. Approximately 250,000 people each year from all walks of life are learning these life-changing skills.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. is the founder and educational director of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). He travels throughout the world promoting peace by teaching these remarkably effective communication and conflict resolution skills.
"Unless, as grandfather would say, 'we become the change we wish to see in the world,' no change will ever take place . . . If we change ourselves we can change the world, and changing ourselves begins with changing our language and methods of communication. I highly recommend reading this book and applying the Nonviolent Communication process it teaches. It is a significant step towards changing our communication and creating a compassionate world."
—Foreword by Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and co-founder of the AK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
I believe the principles and techniques in this book can literally change the world, but more importantly, they can change the quality of your life with your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your coworkers and everyone else you interact with. I cannot recommend it highly enough."
—Jack Canfield, author, Chicken Soup for the Soul
"Changing the way the world works sounds daunting, but Nonviolent Communication helps liberate us from ancient patterns of violence."
—Francis Lefkowitz, Body and Soul
"Marshall Rosenberg's dynamic communication techniques transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues. I highly recommend this book."
—John Gray, author, Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus
"In our present age of uncivil discourse and mean-spirited demagoguery, racial hatreds and ethnic intolerance, the principles and practices outlined in Nonviolent Communication are as timely as they are necessary to the peaceful resolution of conflicts, personal or professional, domestic or international."
—Midwest Book Review, Taylor's Shelf