What if you could defuse tension and create accord in even the most volatile situations - just by changing the way you spoke? Over the past 35 years, Marshall Rosenberg has done just that, peacefully resolving conflicts in families, schools, businesses, and governments in 30 countries all over the world. On Nonviolent Communication, this renowned peacemaker presents his complete system for speaking our deepest truths, addressing our unrecognized needs and emotions, and honoring those same concerns in others. With this adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title, Marshall Rosenberg teaches in his own words:
Observations, feelings, needs, and requests - how to apply the four-step process of Nonviolent Communication to every dialogue we engage in
Overcoming the blocks to compassion - and opening to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us
How to use empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions
Here is a definitive audio training workshop on Marshall Rosenberg's proven methods for "resolving the unresolvable" through Nonviolent Communication.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Have you ever tried to express to another person what you’re really thinking? That sounds like a big ask, but it doesn’t have to be. Psychologist Marshall Rosenberg brings us deeper into examining the emotional effect of verbal communication, helping us avoid unnecessary and stressful conflicts. He offers step-by-step strategies for transforming our communication skills, breaking down how to recognize when you’re being judgmental, angry, or otherwise negative. Crucially, he not only identifies how to respond to negativity in others, which gives us the skills to defuse potentially explosive situations, but shows how easy it is for us to think negatively about ourselves. The chapters about learning how to respond to compliments and change our internal monologues were eye-opening. Rosenberg’s calm demeanor and warm voice made us trust what he’s saying—what better way to understand ideas about language than hearing them out loud? Nonviolent Communication offers an emotionally intelligent pathway to more positive and satisfying conversations with everyone we meet.
This is NOT the audio of the book!
It isn't clear in the description that this is NOT the audio from the book. It is Marshall, the author, just talking about his findings and the concepts he shares in the book. Don't get it if you want the audio book. The book includes examples and charts that are helpful and that this leaves out.
Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
This is one of the most important books I have listened to in my life.
I’m listening again for a second time, then a third time then a fourth time until this is comfortably ingrained in my cells and retrieved naturally as part of my involuntary vocalized behavior.
Thank you Marshall, for putting into words what the Masters have been teaching in all human religions and canonized scripture throughout time as we know it.
What you said about taking my time
and searching for the unmet need inside of myself and other people— which any unfavorable behavior, catalyzed by a feeling, is petitioning to be met— are the very words that I have been searching for.
This empathetic understanding opens me to feel personally empowered, as I hear as Jesus hears and see as Jesus sees— deep value in myself and each of his children that he dearly loves.
This fully meets my need to experience love and good in all people in which my need for connection is satisfied.
Thank you from a grateful heart.
It unnecessarily goes off track at the end with an opportunistic poem preaching how Jesus said feed the hungry heal the sick.
Might point out to him that Jesus also said in Matthew 10:34; "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.”
And in Matthew 15:25-26; But she came and knelt before him, saying, “LORD, help me!” And he answered, “it is not right to take children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
Back to the content, his approach is good in pointing out that our feelings come from reactions within us, not from the actions of others, so it’s best to use the appropriate language about ourselves to avoid contributing to conflicts.
It also sounds like it’s narrated by The Dude (Big Lebowski)…soothing. Skip the last track (37) to avoid him preaching the anecdotal gospel.