Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

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Do you hunger for skills to improve the quality of your relationships, to deepen your sense of personal empowerment or to simply communicate more effectively? Unfortunately, for centuries our culture has taught us to think and speak in ways that can actually perpetuate conflict, internal pain and even violence. Nonviolent Communication partners practical skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help you get what you want peacefully.

In this internationally acclaimed text, Marshall Rosenberg offers insightful stories, anecdotes, practical exercises and role-plays that will dramatically change your approach to communication for the better. Discover how the language you use can strengthen your relationships, build trust, prevent conflicts and heal pain. Revolutionary, yet simple, Nonviolent Communication offers you the most effective tools to reduce violence and create peace in your lifeā€”one interaction at a time.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Puddledancer Press; 2nd edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892005034
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892005038
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 ounces

Customer Reviews

If you grew up in a dysfunctional family like I did

124 people found this helpful.
 on May 19, 2016
By JessicaG
This book has made all of my relationships more manageable. If you grew up in a dysfunctional family like I did, where communication usually happened in the form of guilt trips and passive aggression, this book can change your life. As soon as I started applying concepts like observing without judgment, communicating my needs and my feelings openly and honestly, asking for what would add joy to my life, and not taking ownership for other people’s feelings or responses to me, I noticed a change in how people in my life responded to me and my requests. People began to seem more open to hearing me, and normal every day conflicts can be addressed without people getting escalated.

Our Sane Society

 on January 23, 2018
By sondreaune
We need to unlearn our way of communicating with each other. We hear the words people utter, but seldom do we care to understand what they are telling us about the other persons feelings and needs. Instead we judge, and share our reaction. This creates violence in relationships and societies. If we can train our ability to stay with each other long enough to empatize with the needs and feelings beeing expressed, we can change the way we feel, from alienated to connected. In his book Rosenberg teaches us how.

Great helpful information!

 on January 17, 2018
By Wit's End
Such an interesting take on communication. The title should be just “communication”. The nonviolent is misleading. Love this book, it’s truly helpful!

Excellent tool for awareness and information

 on August 27, 2017
By Eileen G. Melone
Excellent tool for awareness and information. I received valuable insight into my way of communicating and direction for changes which allowed me to participate in a more satisfying level of communication.


 on May 8, 2017
By satisfied customer
This book has helped me understand how to enrich my life through more effective communication. Reading and practicing the principles it lays out have aided me in expressing my true nature instead of reacting out of fear and anger.

Five Stars

 on July 16, 2017
By Merry
I believe everyone should read this book

learning how to communicate well through this book!

One person found this helpful.
 on November 13, 2013
By Brandon Bradley
We live in a world with more means of communication I than ever before, but we are perpetually getting worse at it. Rosenberg has blessed his reader with a gift, directing them in effective and peaceful ways to build and restore relationships through effective, nonviolent communication.

The simplest practice back to true freedom, connection and empowerment (for all!)

 on February 18, 2015
By Mali Parke
Marshall Rosenberg’s approach is the simplest roadmap I have ever encountered towards better relating to myself and others. It has been the most empowering journey to discover what is underneath all that we(/they) ever say or do, shed the masks and scripts that keep us disconnected from true living and give us back our greater voice and essence to make our (and all) life more wonderful. I am so grateful to have read this book a few years back, for the growth that unfolded and can’t think of any other book that is more life-changing than this one.

Useful understanding and tools

 on October 13, 2017
By Doc List
Excellent content, love the stories.

May God Bless Marshall Rosenberg

 on March 12, 2010
By Sylvia Hawley
Many people practice the compassionate communication described in this book by Marshall Rosenberg. People gather in groups and work on stating their needs and feelings to each other. People do this because we are all conditioned culturally and religiously to deny our feelings and needs and then talk at each other out of those adpative denials and what we wind up doing is having conflict.

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