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Review 'I believe the principles and techniques in this book can literally change the world, but more importantly, they can change the quality of your life with your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your co-workers and everyone else you interact with. I cannot recommend it highly enough.' -- Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul series'Marshall Rosenberg is the mentor I wish we'd all had growing up. We learned to speak but not communicate and that has led to so much unnecessary personal and social misery. In this book you will find an amazingly effective language for saying what's on your mind and in your heart. Like so many essential and elegant systems, it's simple on the surface, challenging to use in the heat of the moment and powerful in its results. I use these tools every day and can totally vouch for them.'(Vicki Robin - Co-author (with the late Joe Dominguez) - Your Money or Your Life) -- (Vicki Robin)'Marshall Rosenberg's dynamic communication techniques transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues. You'll learn simple tools to diffuse arguments and create compassionate connections with your family, friends, and other acquaintances. I highly recommend this book.' -- John Gray, Ph.D., Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus'Nonviolent communication is the lost language of humankind, the language of a people who care about one another and long to live in harmony. Using stories, examples and sample dialogues, Marshall Rosenberg provides everyday solutions to perplexing communication problems. Readers will learn how to transform potential conflicts into peaceful dialogues; break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression; speak their mind without crating hostility; communicate compassionately using the healing power of empathy; hear whatever is said to them as a 'please' or 'thank you'; and make life more wonderful for themselves, their families, their colleagues, and all with whom they come into contact. In our present age of uncivil discourse and mean-spirited demagoguery, racial hatreds and ethnic intolerance, the principles and practices outlined in Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication are as timely as they are necessary to the peace resolution of conflicts, personal or public, domestic or international.' -- Midwest Book Review - Taylor's Shelf'We should all be grateful to Marshall Rosenberg. He provides us with the most effective tools to foster health and relationships' -- Deepak Chopra Read more From the Publisher Marshall Rosenberg has rediscovered the lost language of humankind, the language of a people who care about one another and long to live in harmony. He guides us in reframing the way we express ourselves and listen to others by focusing our consciousness on four areas: what we are observing, feeling, and needing and what we are requesting to enrich our lives. The skills he teaches foster deep listening, respect, and empathy and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart. Read more See all Editorial Reviews