Nonviolent Communication (or NVC) was developed by Marshall Rosenberg (1934–2015), an American clinical psychologist.  Many people think of NVC as nothing more than a toolbox for effective communication, typically between two individuals, which it certainly is. But since language is so fundamental to human behavior, NVC functions at some of the deepest levels of our being. In addition, it comes with a deep and incisive analysis of domination systems. In both respects, NVC has true revolutionary potential. 


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Oren Jay Sofer. Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. Boulder, CO: Shambhala, 2018.

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Kelly Bryson. Don’t be Nice, Be Real: Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others. Santa Rosa, CA: Elite Books, 2010

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