Nonviolent / Compassionate Communication

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Nonviolent / Compassionate Communication

A place to discuss Nonviolent Communication with reference to your own understanding of what this means, previous posts, other related material and Marshall B Rosenberg's book of the same title. How can nonviolent communication be useful to atheists?

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Latest Activity: Feb 17

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Participating in Interfaith Online Chat

Started by UUMom. Last reply by Alice Jan 21, 2012. 6 Replies

See transcripts of the conversation where it was confirmed that atheists are welcome in their weekly conversations:…Continue

Cause and Effect

Started by Alice. Last reply by Alice May 22, 2011. 6 Replies

Nothing we do is without cause.We are fully caused.NVC is a really valuable tool that I’d like to incorporate into my life.How can I do this if I am fully caused – and yet have so many other factors…Continue

Compassionate Conflict Resolution

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Alice Apr 12, 2011. 11 Replies

For me nonviolent communication involves1. Not only truth but authenticity, you need to have a safe emotional space in which to share bad feelings as well as good ones.2. Avoid blame language, talk…Continue

Mindfulness for Compassionate Connection

Started by Alice Apr 1, 2011. 0 Replies

1. Be mindful of our own feelings and needs2. Be mindful to meet our own needs with full and equal consideration of others needs.3. Use protective force where others lack tools to consider others…Continue

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Comment by Alice on January 14, 2013 at 4:47pm
How's everyone going with their compassionate communication skills development? :)
Comment by Joan Denoo on October 9, 2012 at 10:21pm

Spoons, a power metaphor for explaining the unexplainable. Beautifully written. Thanks Alice. 

Comment by Alice on October 9, 2012 at 10:12pm

The spoon theory seems to use spoons to demonstrate what it's like to be in her shoes and therefore allows the listener to experience a greater amount of empathy for the story teller.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 9, 2012 at 7:15pm

This example of someone explaining what it's like to live with chronic illness struck me as a nice example of nonviolent communication.

The Spoon Theory

Comment by Alice on May 14, 2012 at 3:41pm

Welcome to the group - please 'view all' discussions on the list, and have a look at the first few, to gain more insight into what NVC is all about :)

Comment by Alice on November 15, 2011 at 6:16pm

Welcome to NVC.  If you have a look at the early discussions they include most of the information about NVC, what it's about and how to do it.  Click on View All to see all the discussion for this group.  Good luck!  I hope that you gain something positive exploring this group. :)

Comment by Alice on September 13, 2011 at 6:33am

I read the book in January - so about 9 months ago - I got really into it and obsessed with the lingo - in the end after about 2 months it got a bit too intense and I gave it a break - I couldn't find anyone local - but did have other friends in to it.  Now I'm very aware of being mindful about needs, values, feelings and requests - and the importance of none judgmental observations.  It is a great tool - in moderation - and in my mind more than I use the language he suggests - I find that I can talk normally - but be mindful of the components in how I direct my conversation.

Comment by Alice on May 22, 2011 at 9:02am
Hi Jencarlene - I can't remember just now how much I've put on here about Compassionate Communication, but I think quite a lot - so have a look through the discussions.  I do think that NVC can be a powerful tool to requesting needs met - even if that is as simple as asking for respect, care and appreciation, as I think just verbalising these needs can trigger normal people to open up and have some compassion and at least prevent further damage even if they don't want to give anything as such...  anyway, looking forward to hearing more from you... :)
Comment by Jen E. on May 6, 2011 at 5:39pm

I joined this group tonight because I am very interested in learning constructive, loving ways to talk to the world about my atheism, communicate my ideas, and assert myself when someone who is religious is putting me (and others who do not agree with them and their beliefs) down.

 

I believe it is extremely important for us to learn this.

 

I think it will help us all understand each other---that we are human beings who are just trying to make sense of this world and of ourselves and each other.

 

ty,

 

Jencarlene

Comment by Marc Draco on May 4, 2011 at 1:42pm
I must be having a bad day... I get them more often than not... bu in the recent email from UUMom about the Interfaith forum, I picked up a notion that atheism is a belief - which was not challenged. This, to me, shows a massive ignorance on their part. Perhaps someone more polite than I, could point tis out to them
 

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