“Nonviolent Communication” Excerpts and Notes:

Author: Marshall B Rosenberg



Step 1 List what in your life isn’t fun



...
Step 2 Insert “I choose to …”



Step 3 … because I need …





"With every choice you make, be conscious of what need it serves"





Reconsider Choices that are Motivated:





1. For Money ... – an extrinsic reward



2. For Approval – an extrinsic reward



3. To Escape Punishment – leading to resentment



4. To Avoid Shame – end up suffering severe self-judgment



5. To Avoid Guilt – a world full of misery



6. To Satisfy a Sense of Duty – we cut off our needs





"Choose life-giving Joy!"

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