by Pan Vera
Healthy, enriching personal relationships start with Good Communication Skills. Most of us are hungry for good, effective communication skills, and confused when conversations with our loved ones suddenly lead to misunderstandings that cloud the sunny skies of our days together.
What if you could learn how to do “Aikido” during such challenging conversations and transform the conversation so you understand what brings joy and support to each other?
The Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process offers simple, effective communication skills to help you foster healthy, satisfying relationships by understanding the core of all conflict, violence, and emotional pain. You’ll learn to recognize destructive communication habits you have acquired in the past and choose language from the heart.
With Effective Relationship Skills You Can:
- Stay calm and compassionate even when you are triggered
- Express your feelings and wants in ways to ensure you will be heard
- Move beyond power struggles to cooperation and trust
- Express frustrations without using blame, shame, or judgment
- Transform internal shame and depression into personal empowerment
- Heal old emotional pain
- Stay connected to your own needs and preferences
- Deepen your emotional connections
- Hear the needs behind whatever anyone does or says
These practical skills to enrich connection, cooperation, and intimacy enriches and vitalizes communication between lovers and partners.
People I have worked with say:
“Extremely helpful. The “Stages of Relationship” in dominator and cooperator languages was new and useful.
“VERY Helpful. Brought to the forefront my needs as a man. Helped me to be both a better listener and more compassionate. Opened up my eyes to the possibility of a very happy and fulfilling life.”
Marshall Rosenberg discovered a way to give up moral judgments, criticism, analysis, and power over. He replaced them with four simple ingredients: Observation, Feelings, Needs or Values, and Requests (what really happened, how we feel, what makes life more wonderful, and the dance of requests). Learning how to communicate effectively with your closest loved ones is perhaps the greatest gift you can give them and yourself!
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