Nonviolent Communication

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| Nonviolent Communication | Politics of peaceful world change |

Andrea Kirltey
12/3/2013
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Nonviolent Communication is an operation manual for a form of communication that involves a way of hearing and speaking in compassion and empathy. The author Marshall Rosenberg explores a method to communication that allows for and requires a deep evaluation of self when it comes to communication as well as listening with the intentions of relating to the speakers feelings. The objective of nonviolent communication is to develop a relationship in trust and honesty as it pertains to language and communication. The text offers a completely different approach to our personal feelings and how they relate to how we receive people’s words, as well as are words and request are received by other people. It challenges people to examine language in a way that is emotional, critical and transformative of our contemporary ways and norms of communication. ` Nonviolent communication (NVC) has four components to communicating nonviolently, 1.) Observe what’s actually happening in the situation 2.) State how we feel when we observe this action 3.) Say what needs of ours are connected to these feelings 4.) Make .request based on that. The major themes of the text are centered on these components. Nonviolent communication is rooted in the notion of giving from the heart, and the four components listed above are the steps that Rosenberg states are the beginnings to giving form the heart in communication. Also Rosenberg state that NVC is based in honest expressions through the four components. When practicing NVC one must also receive empathetically, meaning instead of listening with the intentions of defending yourself against every point the speaker, you should listen to the what the speaker is saying with the intentions of feeling what they feel and trying to…...

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