What if you could defuse tension and create accord in even the most volatile situations - just by changing the way you spoke? Over the past 35 years, Marshall Rosenberg has done just that, peacefully resolving conflicts in families, schools, businesses, and governments in 30 countries all over the world. On Nonviolent Communication, this renowned peacemaker presents his complete system for speaking our deepest truths, addressing our unrecognized needs and emotions, and honoring those same concerns in others. With this adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title, Marshall Rosenberg teaches in his own words:
Here is a definitive audio training workshop on Marshall Rosenberg's proven methods for "resolving the unresolvable" through Nonviolent Communication.
©2007 Marshall Rosenberg (P)2007 Marshall Rosenberg
I've listened to it twice in a row. There are many other great audiobooks on audible that will enrich your life, by Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, Tara Brach and many more from Sounds True, and you should check those out too. But on the subject of communication, and more widely on engaging genuinely with other people and making yours and their lives richer, this book held several epiphanies for me, and will be a reference often returned to in the future. Do listen to it!
A fascinating and very simple way of looking at our approaches of how we communicate with people. It has given me a new outlook on how I interact with people now and find out what's alive in us all. I thankyou Marshall 😊
Undoubtedly one of the most profound learnings of my 45 year old life. If you have ever expressed your feelings and met with a defensive or aggressive response this is for you. If you want to communicate better this is for you.
Yes. It's important to hear Marshall's voice as this gives a real feeling of how one might speak in a NVC way.
The scenarios that illustrate the main features of NVC
I haven't heard other books read by the same author.
Needing to communicate.
if the Bible was replaced with this how the world would be a better place. I have cried many times reading this. no book has touched my feelings deeper. I have read it 3 times already and there is not a person I know that would not benefit deeply from this wonderful mans love and insight
There are not enough words to describe how I feel. This book taught me how to truly communicate, empathising with other's feelings, truly connecting with the person in front of me and myself. I was relieved when I realised that this book was what I was needing, tools to connect with my kids, to help them grow without the limitations of judgments, living full of life by honouring what is alive in them. Thank you Marshall for giving this gift to the world, you let shine our true essence. I tried this with my son and his ever anger and it took 5 mins to unlock this hole baggage of profound sadness he had been holding for years. It's almost instant the response that this way of communicating generates. So now practice and more practice, I chose to contribute to the words by being my best self. Thank you with all my heart.
Great book, powerful and thought provoking. Presented in a very accessible way to ensure messages are conveyed clearly. By the author narrating this himself, I believe you really capture the essence of his concepts that much more fully as you can hear his authenticity and sincerity when relaying events and experiences. I think so many people in all walks of life could benefit from this book both in their personal and professional lives. This is a book I will definitely refer back too.
If only we all learnt this when we were children this is one of the most compassionate books I have listened to, thank you
"Relevant to a Job Hopper/3X Married"
My 3rd wife and I have been progressively fighting for months. I've been unemployed for six months. I couldn't say anything to her at all without any conversation nose diving. Before I was even 100% done listening to Violent Commutation, I had a 90 minute healing, positive, loving and productive conversation with my her. Not one raised eyebrow or voice. I have tried thousands of dollars worth of counseling, self help and mentoring. This not only works, but is the only approach that I can ever see working. It simply washes away your prejudice by asking what you need.
If you twist my arm for a suggestion, I would change the sound quality so there is less mouth noises and speed up his message, which I simply did in the app.
"Very helpful for personal & professional conflicts"
Wonderful book. I only give it a lower score for performance because the author/reader does a funny voice every time he is quoting someone else. It draws me out of the moment. This book has already helped me manage a few potential conflicts in my personal and professional life. I assigned it to one of my managers to help her talk to employees in a more healthy and helpful way.
"Best book I've listen."
Something to listen multiple times to deeply study and learn. After several great books about human communication and cooperation this goes into center of core. <3
The lifetime studying and followed deep understanding which has basis on family tradition over generations in Marshalls family. And totally ego free presentations of the text.
This is someting for everyone to understand better your own needs and other people needs and create best possible cooperation with anyone and everyone.
"I found this book to be like the Rosetta Stone"
I found this book to be life changing. It is like the Rosetta Stone, in that so many areas of my life are able to be decoded, unpacked in a framework that works and makes sense. If I was ever in a position where I could take only one audiobook, this would be it.
"good value for your time and money"
Well constructed and thought. It is nice to hear Mr. Rosenberg reading his own work, putting his emotions into the story with his own voice.
" very hard to listen to, but the message is great
struggled listening, honestly made me angry how slow he talks not inspiring, had to stiop after an hr of listening, even sped up the delivery, didnt help.
"Good Concept, Hard To Make It A Habit AWFUL readin"
The book itself has a great concept. It is hard to make it an everyday habit though especially if everyone else around you doesn't do the same. You practice for a while then it gets forgotten because nobody around you does the same and you just go back to your own ways.
He should have picked some professional reader. It was so slow, that I almost fell asleep listening (I had to speed it up for 1.5x the speed to make it normal) and it was very "wet", you hear every breath, swallow, mouth noise in the reading. Something that I don't want to hear loud in my ears. For this reason, I don't recommend this audio book to anyone, I would advise to read the book itself. It's a good book.
"This is an amazing life changing book!!!"
I would like to give it 100 starts. After just only 2 hours of listening to the book, I started using it with my children (9 and 12 year-old boys). I found online a list of needs and feelings, told everyone in the family that I’m learning a new way of speaking so, if they all could please be patient with me while I am looking for my needs and feelings to express what I would like to say. I resolved every single conflict boys had while with me. There was no need for negative consequences. It is amazing. My 12 year-old had a lot of negativity in him and luck of self-esteem. It was breaking my heart, to not be able to help him. We did affirmations every morning, meditation, manifestation, countless hours of talking about power of thought and choices that only he can make. But nothing would really help him fully enjoy his life. This book teaches how to express your care to a person and what astonishing results come after when a person realizes that someone really cares about his/her needs. I realized that even after all the work I have done with my child, he still thought that no one cared and understood what he wanted. But when I started using words “your needs” over and over, he knew that I am here for him, for his needs and feelings and not just lecturing him about what he should do in order to feel better. As a result, I don’t have to ask kids twice for anything (taking garbage out, clean their room, make their beds). They feel good and they want to help me with everything. So far it’s been only 6 days since I started working with the book, and I can totally see a difference in myself. I love the way I feel, I love the way I communicate with people (including my husband), I love that I can express my own feelings and needs without blaming anyone or feeling guilty about it. This book is an answer from heaven that I was begging for. It did change my life in such a short time and I am very grateful it found me (or I found it :) ) Thank you Dr.Rosenberg from all my heart!
"invaluable life skills."
I wish I'd learned this decades ago. My kids will learn this method by my example. Thank you, Marshall!
"simple and challanging"
this book can save humanity, one person at a time. life changing. easy to understand, yet very challanging to practice. it's like learning a new language.
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