Tuesday, January 18, 2011
“... it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds."
President Barack Obama ~ January 12, 2011 ~ following killings and woundings in Tucson, Arizona
Talking ... communicating ..., in a way that heals, is not simple.
Whether or not a communication heals, is in the experience of the listener, the receiver. To truly know the effect of our communication, we must ask how it was received, and be prepared to listen.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a process for optimizing our ability to talk in a way that heals. NVC requires study and practice. The rewards are enormous; more trusting and loving relationships at home, at work, and in our communities.
We heard it from the top, and now we can help to grow it from the bottom, by visiting The Center for Nonviolent Communication, learning about NVC, and by “talking with each other in a way that heals.”