This week we touch upon an interesting , simple yet effective way of communication. This communication enables you to see the compassion, empathy and sympathy in you.
Through the practice of NVC, you can learn to clarify what you are observing, what emotions you are feeling, what values you want to live by, and what you want to ask of yourselves and others. You will no longer need to use the language of blame, judgment or domination. You can experience the deep pleasure of contributing to each others’ well being.
NVC creates a path for healing and reconciliation in its many applications, ranging from intimate relationships, work settings, health care, social services, police, prison staff and inmates, to governments, schools and social change organizations.
“All that has been integrated into NVC has been known for centuries about consciousness, language, communication skills, and use of power that enable us to maintain a perspective of empathy for ourselves and others, even under trying conditions.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg, Phd
What is Nonviolent Communication?
With Nonviolent Communication (NVC) we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others. Through its emphasis on deep listening—to ourselves as well as others—NVC helps us discover the depth of our own compassion. This language reveals the awareness that all human beings are only trying to honor universal values and needs, every minute, every day.
NVC can be seen as both a spiritual practice that helps us see our common humanity, using our power in a way that honors everyone’s needs, and a concrete set of skills which help us create life-serving families and communities.
The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative.
Nonviolent Communication is the integration of 4 things:
A set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity.
Understanding how words contribute to connection or distance.
Knowing how to ask for what you want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move forward towards solutions that work for all.
Means of influence
Sharing “power with others” rather than using “power over others”.
NVC serves our desire to do three things:
- Increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection
- Connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships
- Sharing of resources so everyone is able to benefit
I am sure this strategy has overwhelmed you and inspired you to look beyond your language and words. It is fundamental in empowering you as a leader, a mentor , a guide , teacher and as parents to communicate in ways which bring desired results. Communication which fosters harmonious action and thus better understanding and relations.
I encourage you to practice this and see the difference yourself. Please do write to me about the changes you observe in yourself and people around you.
All the best, see you next week.
until then, happiness and sunshine