Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand, diagnose--to think and communicate in terms of what is "right" and "wrong" with people. At best, the habitual ways we think and speak hinder communication, and create misunderstanding and frustration in others and in ourselves. And still worse, they cause anger and pain, and may lead to violence. Without wanting to, even people with the best of intentions generate needless conflict. This books shows us how to reach beneath the surface and discover what is alive and vital within us, and how all of our actions are based on human needs that we are seeking to meet. When we understand and acknowledge our needs we create a shared basis for a more satisfying relationship--a deeper connection with others and ourselves. Join the thousands of people world-wide who have improved their relationships--and their lives--with this simple, yet revolutionary process.