Nonviolent Communication

A Language of Life

Paperback, 244 pages

English language

Published Nov. 7, 2015 by PuddleDancer Press.

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The latest edition of the communication guide that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies

An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace. Guidance is provided on identifying and articulating feelings and needs, expressing anger fully, and exploring the power of empathy in order to speak honestly without creating hostility, break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression, and communicate compassionately. Included in the new edition is a chapter on conflict resolution and mediation.

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If you are anything like me, you have attempted to compassionately negotiate through a difficult problem with a loved one only to realize that the way you speak makes the process more difficult. While attempting to express yourself and find solutions you make moralistic judgments, surrender your autonomy to authority, make demands, or just try to "fix" the situation. Predictably, negotiations fail and everyone is mad.

Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication may be the key to helping people in conflict realize they have the same goal: the thriving of life.

Rosenberg narrates the Nonviolent Communication audiobook (, and listening to him for about 5 hours would help you learn strategies to bring yourself and the people around you into greater harmony. However, if you'd like to try it first, follow the instructions below:

When someone's actions impact you negatively state a feeling, a need, and then a request. Your …

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  • Interpersonal communication
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Nonviolence