on 5 October 2012
This book does not contain any new material from Marshall Rosenberg,
Rather it is a compilation of the 6 short books:
We can work it out
Being me, loving you
Getting past the pain between us
The Surprising Purpose of Anger
Raising Children Compassionately
If you have some or most of these books (I had 4) this probably isn't a grab unless you have people you want to pass them onto.
I would also prefer it hadn't excluded one of these short books entitled:
" The Heart of Social Change: How to Make a Difference in Your World. "
and merged into the child rearing section "Teaching Children Compassionately: How Students and Teachers Can Succeed with Mutual Understanding (Nonviolent Communication Guides)"
as I do not own those two, they seemed an unnecessary ommission for this compilation
If you don't have many or any of the books in this compilation then this is a great grab to suppliment Nonviolent Communication as it is full of transcriptions of role-plays where you can see the method at work. Of course the best way to learn NVC is to practice it yourself but these conversations can help you learn how.
on 17 August 2013
A wonderful introduction to NVC giving many practical examples of how it had been applied in some very difficult situations. I love the compassionate basis of this work, both to ourselves and others. It is a practise that teaches how to listen deeply to ourselves and others thus building a way of connection and communication that honours, respects and looks for solutions. I highly recommend it