I recommend this handy reference list of feelings and needs, from Dian Killian at Work Collaboratively.
To learn more about relating peacefully and effectively to yourself and others, here are my top 3 recommendations:
1. Learn for free from various trainers
NVC Academy – free 30 day introductory program. I’ve learned most about the mindset and skillset of nonviolent communication through various courses here. I find nonviolent communication to be a very practical way to learn and apply mindfulness, self-compassion and authentic communication. I have multimedia library subscription to NVC Academy. For less than the price of a coffee every week, I can hear real people working through situations from their home, relationships, work and communities. I’m reassured and relieved to learn we’re all human, and there are no easy answers … but plenty of new possibilities when we practice more and more compassion for ourselves and others.
2. For confidence communicating “on the street”, at home & at work
Dian shares the results of practicing NVC in a tough, fastpaced city like New York and the various corporations where she runs courses and coaching. I always get new inspiration and ideas from hearing her examples.
3. See & hear Marshall Rosenberg’s “magic” for yourself
Here’s one of many free videos on YouTube of NVC being taught by its founder, Dr Marshall Rosenberg.
I laugh, I cry … and am increasingly confident that we thrive on giving and receiving from the heart. I believe compassion is our first language … and whenever we tap back into it, it’s our most powerful source of energy, creativity and loving relationships despite the highs and lows of life.