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Thu, Dec 21

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Recovery Cafe of Clark County

Book Club - Non Violent Communication

Nonviolent Communication focuses on fostering empathy, understanding, and peaceful resolution of conflicts. It is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and that conflicts arise from unmet needs.

Book Club - Non Violent Communication
Book Club - Non Violent Communication

Time & Location

Dec 21, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Recovery Cafe of Clark County, 3312 E 4th Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661, USA

About the Event

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a communication process developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., that focuses on fostering empathy, understanding, and peaceful resolution of conflicts. It is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and that conflicts arise from unmet needs. Here are the key principles and components of NVC:

  1. Four-Part Process: NVC involves a four-part process, which includes:Observation: Describing a situation without judgment. Feeling: Expressing your emotions related to the observation. Need: Identifying the unmet need behind your feelings. Request: Making a clear, actionable request to meet that need.
  2. Empathy: NVC emphasizes active listening and empathetic understanding of others' feelings and needs, even in challenging situations.
  3. Avoiding Blame and Judgment: NVC encourages communication without blame or judgment, fostering a non-confrontational environment.
  4. Resolving Conflicts Peacefully: NVC aims to resolve conflicts by addressing the underlying needs and finding mutually satisfying solutions.
  5. Cultivating Self-Awareness: It helps individuals become more aware of their own feelings and needs, promoting self-compassion.

NVC can be a powerful tool for improving personal relationships, resolving conflicts, and promoting a more compassionate and peaceful world.

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