Nonviolent Communication : A Language of Life (2nd edition)
More than one million copies sold for one simple reason - it works!
An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances. The book 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. These non-violent communication skills are fully explained and can be applied to personal, professional, and political differences. Included in this new edition is information on how to compassionately connect with oneself.
"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
Marshall B Rosenberg PhD is the founder of the Center for Non-Violent Communication, an international non-profit organisation that teaches peacemaking skills. He lives in La Crescenta, California.