A Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationships
Many of us think of love as a strong emotion, a feeling we have for another person.
Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication helps us take a wholly different and life-enriching approach to love. Love is something you "do," something you give freely from the heart. Learn how to express yourself nakedly and honestly to your partner, friends, or family, for no other purpose than to reveal what's present or alive in you. Discover what thousands of people around the world already know: A heart to heart connection strengthened by joyfully giving and receiving from the heart is the love you long to experience.
In these rich pages, Rosenberg helps us learn how to give and accept love willingly - without guilt or obligation. Discover the gift of connecting to what is present or alive in the other person, to receive it empathically, connecting only to what they've expressed and what they'd like. Develop extraordinary relationships where you're not required to prove your love in the form of attention, praise or physical affection. This giving and receiving is an authentic and joyful manifestation of love much more profound than any transient feeling.
Being Me, Loving You will help you:
- Free yourself from the burden of proving your love and requiring proof in return
- Avoid doing anything out of guilt, resentment, shame or obligation
- Learn to effectively express how you are and what you need
Dimensions: 8-3/8" L x 5-3/8" W
Details: Paperback, 80 pages
Author: Marshall B. Rosenberg
About Marshall B. Rosenberg
Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D is the founder and director of educational services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an international peacemaking and training organization. He is the author of Speak Peace in a World of Conflict, and the bestselling Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Dr. Rosenberg is the 2006 recipient of the Global Village Foundation's Bridge of Peace Award, and the Association of Unity Churches International 2006 Light of God Expressing Award. He is also the recipient of the 2004 International Peace Prayer Day Man of Peace Award and the 2004 Religious Science International Golden Works Award.
Rosenberg spends more than 250 days each year traveling the globe, teaching Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in hundreds of local communities, at national conferences, and in some of the most impoverished, war-torn states of the world.
Growing up in a turbulent Detroit neighborhood, Dr. Rosenberg developed a keen interest in new forms of communication that would provide peaceful alternatives to the violence he encountered. His interest led to a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1961, where he studied under Carl Rogers. His subsequent life experience and study of comparative religion motivated him to develop the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process.
Dr. Rosenberg first used the NVC process in federally funded school integration projects to provide mediation and communication skills training during the 1960s. He founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication in 1984, an international nonprofit peacemaking organization, which is now affiliated with more than 200 certified NVC trainers in 35 countries around the globe. With guitar and puppets in hand, a history of traveling to some of the most violent corners of the world, and a spiritual energy that fills a room, Rosenberg shows us how to create a much more peaceful and satisfying world. Dr. Rosenberg is currently based in Wasserfallenhof, Switzerland.
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