Non-Violent Communication: Practicing Assertiveness in Relationships
Marshall Rosenbert, Ph.D., developed the model of nonviolent Communication (NVC) out of a desire to explore the causes of violence and what could be done to reduce it. In the 1960's he mediated between rioting students and college administrators and worked to peacefully desegregate public schools in long-segregated regions.
Learn the basics of Non-Violent Communication (NVC), a model that promotes greater authenticity in communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution. According to the NVC website: "nonviolent communication begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies-whether verbal or physical-are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.
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