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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Chapter 9: Connecting Compassionately with Ourselves
Purpose of NVC
NVC is a combination of thinking and language, as well as a means of using power designed to serve a specific intention. This intention is to create the quality of connection with other people and oneself that allows compassionate giving to take place. In this sense it is a spiritual practice: All actions are taken for the sole purpose of willingly contributing to the well-being of others and ourselves.
The primary purpose of Nonviolent Communication is to connect with other people in a way that enables giving to take place: compassionate giving. It’s compassionate in that our giving comes willingly from the heart. We are giving service to others and ourselves –not out of duty or obligation, not out of fear of punishment or hope for a reward, not out of guilt or shame, but for what I consider part of our nature. It’s in our nature to enjoy giving to one another.
The Center for Nonviolent Communication: http://www.cnvc.org/
This is the part of a series of meetups we will be having to practice living the principles and strategies of Nonviolent communication. We will be utilizing the NVC Companion Workbook, to guide us through the main NVC book.
We've already purchased a dozen copies of the NVC Companion Workbook, which are available for purchase at $11.00. Please be prepared to purchase your copy when you attend your first meeting.
However you will need to purchase your own copy of Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life.