Nonviolent Communication: Summary Review

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What is Nonviolent Communication About?

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is an approach to communication, based on principles of nonviolence. It is not a technique to end disagreements, but rather a method designed to increase empathy and improve the quality of life of those who utilize the method and the people around them.

NVC is a communication tool with the goal of firstly creating empathy in the conversation. The idea is that once there is empathy between the parties in the conversation, it will be much easier to talk about a solution that satisfies all parties’ fundamental needs.

The goal is interpersonal harmony and obtaining knowledge for future cooperation. Notable concepts include rejecting coercive forms of discourse, gathering facts through observing without evaluating, genuinely and concretely expressing feelings and needs, and formulating effective and empathetic requests. (Full Summary…).

Who is the author of Nonviolent Communication?

Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. is a bestselling author and the founder and director of educational services for the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), an international nonprofit organization that offers workshops and training in 30 countries.

Favorite Quote: “All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished.” ― Marshall Rosenberg Ph.D, Nonviolent Communication Quotes

Book Details

  • Print length: 220 pages
  • Audiobook: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help, Psychology

Book chapters

Chapter One – Giving from the Heart
Chapter Two – Communication that Blocks Compassion
Chapter Three – Observing without Evaluating
Chapter Four – Identifying and Expressing Feelings
Chapter Five – Taking Responsibility for Our Feelings
Chapter Six – Requesting That Which Would Enrich Life
Chapter Seven – Receiving Empathically
Chapter Eight – The Power of Empathy
Chapter Nine – Connecting Compassionately with Ourselves
Chapter Ten – Expressing Anger Fully
Chapter Eleven – Conflict Resolution and Meditation
Chapter Twelve – The Protective Use of Force
Chapter Thirteen – Liberating Ourselves and Counseling Others
Chapter Fourteen – Expressing Appreciation in Nonviolent Communication

Is Nonviolent Communication worth reading?

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an impact-driven entrepreneur, author, and investor. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World, has led him to found Elevate Society.