Online show exploring Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.
What is Nonviolent Communication?
NVC is a way to focus our attention to facilitate connection
Marshall wanted to highlight the similarity with Gandhi and MLK movements for social justice
What are Needs/Values?
Needs represent life's desires for resources within us
Differentiating Needs & Strategies
Strategies are what we use/do to meet our needs
What's Your Passion & Needs Behind Them
Our passions guide us to what brings us the most alive
Our "Enlightened Inner-Giraffe"
Our Inner-Giraffe lives in the truth of our experience, knowing what will serve life the best
What are Feelings?
Feelings tell us the level of life fulfillment of our needs
What are Judgments?
Two types of judgments: 1. Moral Judgments (right/wrong), 2. Value Judgments (level of satisfaction of needs)
Empathy for our Judgments
Judging our judgments causes depression. Empathy for our judgments is the way out
Sharing Power with a Talking Stick
Taking turns is foundational to sharing power in communication
Using Requests to Keep Flow Going
Requests can be used to keep a conversation alive
Hearing "No" After Making a Request
Requests are differentiated from Demands by being okay with "No"