A Language of Life
This book partners practical skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help you get what you want peacefully.
Do you hunger for skills to improve the quality of your relationships, to deepen your sense of personal empowerment or to simply communicate more effectively? Unfortunately, for centuries our culture has taught us to think and speak in ways that can actually perpetuate conflict, internal pain and even violence.
In this internationally acclaimed text, Marshall Rosenberg offers insightful stories, anecdotes, practical exercises and role-plays that will dramatically 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 you the most effective tools to reduce violence and create peace in your life—one interaction at a time.
Over 150,000 copies sold and now available in 20 languages around the world. More than 250,000 people each year from all walks of life are learning these life-changing skills.
Dimensions: 9.0" L x 6.14"W
Details: Paperback, 240 pages
Author: Marshall B. Rosenberg
"A masterwork. Nationally, we talk peace. This book goes far beyond mere talk...It shows us how to TEACH peace."
—James E. Shaw, PhD, author, Jack and Jill, Why They Kill
"A powerful tool for peace and partnership...shows us how to listen empathically and...communicate our authentic feelings and needs."
—Riane Eisler, author, The Chalice and the Blade, Tomorrow's Children, and The Power of Partnership
"A simple yet powerful methodology for communicating...one of the most useful books you will ever read."
—William Ury, coauthor, Getting to Yes, and author, The Third Side
"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 co-workers and everyone else you interact with. I cannot recommend it highly enough." —Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul series
"Marshall Rosenberg is the mentor I wish we'd all had growing up. We learned to speak but not communicate and that has led to so much unnecessary personal and social misery. In this book you will find an amazingly effective language for saying what's on your mind and in your heart. Like so many essential and elegant systems, it's simple on the surface, challenging to use in the heat of the moment and powerful in its results. I use these tools every day and can totally vouch for them." —Vicki Robin - Co-author (with the late Joe Dominguez) - Your Money or Your Life
"Marshall Rosenberg's dynamic communication techniques transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues. You'll learn simple tools to diffuse arguments and create compassionate connections with your family, friends, and other acquaintances. I highly recommend this book." —John Gray, Ph.D., Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus
"Nonviolent communication is the lost language of humankind, the language of a people who care about one another and long to live in harmony. Using stories, examples and sample dialogues, Marshall Rosenberg provides everyday solutions to perplexing communication problems. Readers will learn how to transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues; break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression; speak their mind without crating hostility; communicate compassionately using the healing power of empathy; hear whatever is said to them as a "please" or "thank you"; and make life more wonderful for themselves, their families, their colleagues, and all with whom they come into contact. In our present age of uncivil discourse and mean-spirited demagoguery, racial hatreds and ethnic intolerance, the principles and practices outlined in Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication are as timely as they are necessary to the peace resolution of conflicts, personal or public, domestic or international." —Midwest Book Review - Taylor's Shelf
"We should all be grateful to Marshall Rosenberg. He provides us with the most effective tools to foster health and relationships" — Deepak Chopra
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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