Marshall Rosenberg was an inspirational psychologist who saw the world differently ♡
He believed that it was human nature to enjoy giving and receiving in a compassionate manner.
He was preoccupied most of his life with two questions:
1- What happens to disconnect us from our compassionate nature, leading to violence?
2- what allows some people to stay compassionate even under difficult circumstances?
He observed the importance of language and the use of words and developed a specific aproach to speaking and listening that facilitates natural compassionate understanding to develop and be maintained.
He called this approach Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
While we usually don’t consider the way we talk as ‘violent’ However, consider how our words often lead to hurt and pain, for others, or ourselves, even to those we love the most.
There is nothing magic about NVC.
It offers guidance to be able to reframe how we express ourselves and how we understand what others say and do.
We become more conscious of what we are thinking, feeling and needing when communicating.
With this understanding we can express ourselves honestly and clearly while also being able to maintain respectful and empathic attention.
We learn to recognise the cultural conditioning of our habitual thought patterns of judgements, criticism and giving advice.
NVC reminds us to focus our attention on things that have the potential to meet our needs for meaningful and compassionate communication.
We ARE the ones we have been waiting for ♡Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in