Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Google eBook)

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PuddleDancer Press, Sep 1, 2003 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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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. Nonviolent Communication partners practical skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help you get what you want peacefully. 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 lifeóone 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.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
15
Chapter 3
25
Chapter 4
37
Chapter 5
49
Chapter 6
67
Chapter 7
90
Chapter 8
113
Chapter 10
141
Chapter 11
161
Chapter 12
171
Chapter 13
185
Epilogue
193
Bibliography
196
Index
201
Back cover
221

Chapter 9
128

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Page 3 - I'll deal with you later.' And that was presumably meant to scare me to death, but the device was too transparent. I am not easily frightened. Not because I am brave, but because I know that I am dealing with human beings and that I must try as hard as I can to understand everything that anyone ever does. And that was the real import of this morning: not that a disgruntled young Gestapo officer yelled at me, but that I felt no indignation, rather a real compassion, and would have liked to ask, 'Did...
Page 16 - Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there.

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Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD, is the author of Nonviolent Communication and Speak Peace in a World of Conflict. He is the founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and travels throughout the world, including such war-torn areas as Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, the Middle East, Colombia, Serbia, Croatia, and Northern Ireland, teaching communication and conflict resolution.

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