The power of nonviolent communication

Nearly 100 Sitkans held hands in Totem Square in memory of the Orlando shooting victims. (Katherine Rose/KCAW photo)

A violent act is defined as an action that is intended to do harm to another person or group of people. Bullying, name calling, defensiveness, sarcasm, and even ignoring are all forms of communication that are intended to hurt or blame others. Much of the way we talk to and about each other is violent communication. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a method of communication developed to foster empathy and connection in high conflict situations. NVC focuses on the integration of 4 areas: consciousness, language, communication and means of influence.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW

  • Karl Steyaert, certified trainer for the Center For Nonviolent Communication
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