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Nonviolent Communication

Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values
Narrated by: Marshall Rosenberg PhD
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
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What if you could defuse tension and create accord in even the most volatile situations - just by changing the way you spoke? Over the past 35 years, Marshall Rosenberg has done just that, peacefully resolving conflicts in families, schools, businesses, and governments in 30 countries all over the world. On Nonviolent Communication, this renowned peacemaker presents his complete system for speaking our deepest truths, addressing our unrecognized needs and emotions, and honoring those same concerns in others. With this adaptation of the best-selling book of the same title, Marshall Rosenberg teaches in his own words:

  • Observations, feelings, needs, and requests - how to apply the four-step process of Nonviolent Communication to every dialogue we engage in
  • Overcoming the blocks to compassion - and opening to our natural desire to enrich the lives of those around us
  • How to use empathy to safely confront anger, fear, and other powerful emotions

Here is a definitive audio training workshop on Marshall Rosenberg's proven methods for "resolving the unresolvable" through Nonviolent Communication.

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Very interesting book.

The beginning was a tad boring to my liking, and the soothing music was also not really to my liking, but god did I enjoy learning about non violent communication, 5/5 would recommend

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Clear solutions for most conflict in my life

A very helpful book to assist with communication at work, in relationships, business, friendship etc.

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Great foundational resource for NVC

Having studied in person with Marshall, I can say this is a good foundational resource for his teachings. While the subtly and nuance of Marshall's work and his profoundly empathetic heart doesn't come through in what is more of a technical guide, for anyone wanting to understand the basics of how to connect with others in a more compassionate and skillful way this is a great start. This is an essential course for all human beings in my opinion. Also from my experience, learning to embody NVC takes time and practice, a worthwhile investment to make in order to forward the wellbeing of all of humanity.

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The book that changed my life

This book is the book I didn’t know I was looking for. This book has an amazing message, but more specifically, really changed my mindset towards other people that seem difficult to deal with. It helped me realize what needs I am not getting met and how to communicate that with others without projecting or blaming the other person. It helped me realize our biggest issue is being able to translate how we feel into words and that there is always a deeper need trying to be communicated during conflict.
Great book.

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eye opening and helpful

i love Marshalls narration, although a bit slow sometimes. Speed up to 1.25 and its perfect👍🏻

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An amazing form of communication

It’s a book you should listen to again and again. It’s not easy to learn but if we could all communicate this way we would see an end to so much needless suffering in the world.

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rest in peace

what a wonderful man he was! I wish I heard about him sooner, It could have saved my marriage...

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Excellent Content

The content of this book is awesome! I wish though, I would have purchased this book in print. The author who also narrates the book is extremely dry, quiet, and monotone in his delivery of the pages. Also, he tends to click his tongue when he talks sometimes. Although I found this book hard to follow, the content is invaluable and I have already recommended it to friends, but only in paper format.

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A book everyone should read

Super useful book to enhance our communication skills and bring compassion to our interactions. Read by the peacefull and calm voice of the author, this book is really a must in your audio library.

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So good! Need to listen again!

There is so much in this work I will need to listen again and again to really GET it all. This work really resonated with me. It made me feel hopeful that I could figure out why people, including myself, react they way they do in any given situation. Now to just hone the ability to recognize what need are not being met, and how to communicate those needs effectively to others.

I had struggled before with the idea that no one can MAKE you angry, but it is explained a little better to me in this work, than I had ever had explain to me before. I especially liked the idea that others' behaviour isn't the cause of anger(or other emotion) in me, but is rather the trigger. and trying to focus on what needs are not being me or even flipping it around and trying to see what needs the other person has that are/are not being met when they behave that way.

Overall, really enjoyed this and will listen again.

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  • Olesya
  • 2016-08-03

This is an amazing life changing book!!!

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I would like to give it 100 starts. After just only 2 hours of listening to the book, I started using it with my children (9 and 12 year-old boys). I found online a list of needs and feelings, told everyone in the family that I’m learning a new way of speaking so, if they all could please be patient with me while I am looking for my needs and feelings to express what I would like to say. I resolved every single conflict boys had while with me. There was no need for negative consequences. It is amazing. My 12 year-old had a lot of negativity in him and luck of self-esteem. It was breaking my heart, to not be able to help him. We did affirmations every morning, meditation, manifestation, countless hours of talking about power of thought and choices that only he can make. But nothing would really help him fully enjoy his life. This book teaches how to express your care to a person and what astonishing results come after when a person realizes that someone really cares about his/her needs. I realized that even after all the work I have done with my child, he still thought that no one cared and understood what he wanted. But when I started using words “your needs” over and over, he knew that I am here for him, for his needs and feelings and not just lecturing him about what he should do in order to feel better. As a result, I don’t have to ask kids twice for anything (taking garbage out, clean their room, make their beds). They feel good and they want to help me with everything. So far it’s been only 6 days since I started working with the book, and I can totally see a difference in myself. I love the way I feel, I love the way I communicate with people (including my husband), I love that I can express my own feelings and needs without blaming anyone or feeling guilty about it. This book is an answer from heaven that I was begging for. It did change my life in such a short time and I am very grateful it found me (or I found it :) ) Thank you Dr.Rosenberg from all my heart!

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  • Dave's Books
  • 2015-04-30

Enlightening

This book seemingly covers everything I was looking for to work on the things others echoed to me I need to connect better with them and the rest of the world, especially my anger.

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  • Mark Drucker
  • 2015-03-16

Very helpful for personal & professional conflicts

Wonderful book. I only give it a lower score for performance because the author/reader does a funny voice every time he is quoting someone else. It draws me out of the moment. This book has already helped me manage a few potential conflicts in my personal and professional life. I assigned it to one of my managers to help her talk to employees in a more healthy and helpful way.

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  • Sebastian Randerson
  • 2015-07-03

I found this book to be like the Rosetta Stone

I found this book to be life changing. It is like the Rosetta Stone, in that so many areas of my life are able to be decoded, unpacked in a framework that works and makes sense. If I was ever in a position where I could take only one audiobook, this would be it.

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  • Brenda
  • 2015-09-07

One of the most gentle books in the path to self d

Where does Nonviolent Communication rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I am absolutely delighted.
Only and hour into this book and it already stands out in a sea of self development books. He is pragmatic, rational and simple in his ways of presenting his tools for us to better understand ourselves.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the concept, I love the gentle nature of his work and the applicability

What about Marshall Rosenberg’s performance did you like?

Everything.
I love his voice, I love his language.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Nonviolent Communication?

Intelligent Self Expression

Any additional comments?

I'm glad we have this book in our world!

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  • SELCUK
  • 2015-05-03

good value for your time and money

Well constructed and thought. It is nice to hear Mr. Rosenberg reading his own work, putting his emotions into the story with his own voice.

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  • ONeal
  • 2015-05-11

Good Concept, Hard To Make It A Habit AWFUL readin

Would you try another book from Marshall Rosenberg and/or Marshall Rosenberg?

The book itself has a great concept. It is hard to make it an everyday habit though especially if everyone else around you doesn't do the same. You practice for a while then it gets forgotten because nobody around you does the same and you just go back to your own ways.

What didn’t you like about Marshall Rosenberg’s performance?

He should have picked some professional reader. It was so slow, that I almost fell asleep listening (I had to speed it up for 1.5x the speed to make it normal) and it was very "wet", you hear every breath, swallow, mouth noise in the reading. Something that I don't want to hear loud in my ears. For this reason, I don't recommend this audio book to anyone, I would advise to read the book itself. It's a good book.

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  • kcotton222
  • 2017-10-19

Great Content, But...

The content of this book is excellent. However, the narration is unbearable because of mouth noises (aka, mouth clicks). It needs to reproduced with a professional narrator.

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  • Lesley
  • 2015-05-15

very hard to listen to, but the message is great<br />

struggled listening, honestly made me angry how slow he talks not inspiring, had to stiop after an hr of listening, even sped up the delivery, didnt help.

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  • IndigoZero
  • 2015-04-13

simple and challanging

this book can save humanity, one person at a time. life changing. easy to understand, yet very challanging to practice. it's like learning a new language.

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  • TELLO
  • 2016-08-25

Nice material but the voice was hard to stay awake

I liked but I have a hard time to stay awake with th narrator, my advice; be more dynamic an more enthosiastic with the storytalling

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