As I explain on my About page, I co-facilitate an NVC practice group in Daegu, South Korea. This page may help you understand what we practice, and it may give you a bit more insight on approach teaching. If you are interested in learning more about our practice group, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
NVC can dramatically improve our relationships by helping us focus our attention on
1) Empathic understanding of others without compromising our own values, and
2) Expressing our real feelings and needs openly and honestly, yet without blame or criticism.
NVC delineates four components of communication:
1) Observations free of evaluations;
2) Feelings straight from the heart;
3) Needs, values and longings; and
4) Requests expressed clearly in positive action language.
Together these tools help create the kind of dialogue that can foster resolutions satisfying for everyone without painful sacrifice. Even in situations of longstanding conflict or hostility, the NVC process can open new doors to compassionate connection and action.
Marshall Rosenberg (founder of The Center for Nonviolent Communication)
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (read it online)
The Center for Nonviolent Communication – “CNVC is a steward of the integrity of the NVC process and a nexus point of NVC-related information and resources, including training, conflict resolution, and organizational consulting services. CNVC’s mission is to contribute to more sustainable, compassionate, and “life-serving” human relations in the realms of both personal relationship and social systems and structures, such as business/economics, education, justice, healthcare, and peace-keeping.”
The Korean Center for Nonviolent Communication – “The Korean Center for Nonviolent Communication (KRNVC) is a regional non-profit organization who envisions a world in which all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully. Our mission is to contribute to this vision by living and teaching the process of Nonviolent Communication, which strengthens the ability of people to connect compassionately with themselves and with one another, to share resources, and to resolve conflicts.”
Other related concepts:
Peace Education and ELT by Marisa Constantinides