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August 2018 Articles

Marshall Rosenberg Introduces NVC

Marshall Quotes

NVC shows us a way of being very honest, but without any criticism, insults, or putdowns, and without any intellectual diagnosis implying wrongness.

Time and again, people transcend the paralyzing effects of psychological  pain when they have sufficient contact with someone who can hear them empathically.

Two things distinguish nonviolent actions from violent actions.  First, you don’t see an enemy and second, your intention is not to make the other side suffer.

Violence results when people trick themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished.

Our ability to offer empathy can allow us to stay vulnerable, defuse potential violence, help us hear the word “no” without taking it as a rejection, revive lifeless conversation, and even hear the feelings and needs expressed through silence.