“In our modern, fast-paced, digital world you don’t have to look too hard to find examples of people disrespecting one another with unkind words.
Perhaps you saw a news story today that highlighted angry accusations being exchanged between political candidates. Or, maybe your child came home from school today saddened by something negative a classmate said to them during recess. Or, perhaps you’ve communicated judgment and hostility towards someone you care about in a recent conversation and have felt badly about that exchange since.
Truthfully, we’ve all experienced times where we’ve felt powerless to control our response to an intense, emotionally charged situation and have lashed back with aggressive words and tone when we could have instead responded with love.
It’s in these times that we would be well-served by a language that allows us to communicate with empathy and compassion in every situation and while you may not be aware of it, this language does exist.
It is the language of Nonviolent Communication and you can click here to experience a free teaching that introduces you to this concept—what originator Dr. Marshall Rosenberg calls “the language of life.”
The essence of Nonviolent Communication is learning to identify your feelings and needs and listening with openness and receptivity to the feelings and needs of others, especially when we find ourselves in a conflict or we feel critical of others.
In this free teaching, Dr. Rosenberg introduces you to the core components of Nonviolent Communication and how you can put these principles into action today. You’ll discover how to attune to what you are feeling in the moment and also how to make specific requests for actions from others that will fulfill your needs without using aggressive tone or tactics.
We encourage you to discover how this revolutionary concept is healing couples, families and communities and how you can start applying them to strengthen your relationships.
The Chopra Center
P.S. This introduction is part of a three-part teaching series on Nonviolent Communication. We hope you find this series useful and inspiring!”