About Nonviolent Communication

  • NVC can dramatically improve our relationships by helping us focus our attention on
    1. Empathic understanding of others without compromising our own values, and
    2. Expressing our real feelings and needs openly and honestly, yet without blame or criticism.
  • NVC delineates four components of communication:
    1. Observations free of evaluations;
    2. Feelings straight from the heart;
    3. Needs, values and longings; and
    4. Requests expressed clearly in positive action language.

Courtesy of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication.