Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life: C... [BEST]
Flack notes a distinction between the "strong sense" of Nonviolent Communication as a virtue that is possible with care and attention, and the "weak sense," a mimicry of this born of ego and haste. The strong sense offers a language to examine one's thinking and actions, support understanding, bring one's best to the community, and honor one's emotions. In the weak sense, one may take the language as rules and use these to score debating points, label others for political gain, or insist that others express themselves in this way. Though concerned that some of what Rosenberg says could lead to the weak sense, Flack sees evidence confirming that Rosenberg understands the strong sense in practice. Rosenberg's work with workshop attendees demonstrates "the real thing." Yet Flack warns that "the temptation of the weak sense will not be absent." As an antidote, Flack advises, "Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others," (also known as the robustness principle) and guard against the "metamorphosis of nonviolent communication into subtle violence done in its name."
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: C...
Nonviolent Communication makes a contribution to peace-making by demonstrating practical, nonviolent communication techniques. Though not dealing with war, fighting, and other forms of physical violence surrounding national and international politics, this book brings in the understanding and practices of Rosenberg as a psychologist who focuses on human emotion, psychology, and human relationships in daily lives and in the world. For Rosenberg, compassion is the heart of nonviolent communication. The book covers communication that blocks compassion, distinguishes observations from judgment/ comparison/ evaluation/ denial of responsibility, the protective use of force, the power of empathy, connecting compassionately with others, and distinguishing between the type of communication that create barriers and blockage with those that create understanding and compassion. This book is popular in nature, partly clinical, and provides specific examples of dialog, language use, and nuances in emotional communication.
All adults should learn how to use the skills expressed in Dr.Rosenberg's book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Theoutcome would be that children would be accustomed to the language ofpositive, nonviolent forms of communication that will aid them throughouttheir lives. Dr. Rosenberg, you are a peacemaker!? -- Nancy Sager,principal, Sante Fe Montessori School 041b061a72