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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.

©2007 Marshall Rosenberg (P)2007 Marshall Rosenberg

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • ONeal
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 05-11-15

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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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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  • S.Flood
  • 12-05-17

I instinctively distrust self help books. This book is different.

This book exposes some very deep and troubling approaches we take when dealing with each other in every day life. We self sabotage our communications by building walls that have no purpose. This book effortlessly tears down these emotional constructs, biases and shines a light on a far more productive and frankly beautiful approach that empowers and centres us. Seriously worth the time. I will read it again and again.

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  • soozeekyoo
  • 10-28-16

Essential listening

Undoubtedly one of the most profound learnings of my 45 year old life. If you have ever expressed your feelings and met with a defensive or aggressive response this is for you. If you want to communicate better this is for you.

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  • Dave
  • 11-11-16

Potentially life changing

I've listened to it twice in a row. There are many other great audiobooks on audible that will enrich your life, by Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, Tara Brach and many more from Sounds True, and you should check those out too. But on the subject of communication, and more widely on engaging genuinely with other people and making yours and their lives richer, this book held several epiphanies for me, and will be a reference often returned to in the future. Do listen to it!

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  • David
  • 07-13-16

Just listen, it's so inspiring

A fascinating and very simple way of looking at our approaches of how we communicate with people. It has given me a new outlook on how I interact with people now and find out what's alive in us all. I thankyou Marshall 😊

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  • L. M. Barber
  • 10-21-16

Life changing

Heard about NVC on Radio 4 this summer. Wish I'd grown up with this knowledge.

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  • Pollyanna G
  • 07-21-18

A world where everyone lived by these principles..

If only everyone in the world read this book and lived by its principles. It would be a different world, where judgement and anger were put aside in favour of understanding. Reading this book has profoundly affected my understanding of those I interact with and made me so much more empathic. It has helped me see that if I feel angry it is a mask for another emotion, and so my response needs to wait until I have identified that other emotion, so I can respond from a place of authenticity. I think the tricky part is remembering that in moments of anger and judgement, but the book does have some practical suggestions as to how to handle yourself when you feel the anger rising.

I really like the gentle and deliberate delivery of the author's narration.

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  • Lisa
  • 11-02-16

Recommended to me, and now I will recommend

Powerful teachings I have been told about by many friends. Good to learn from the source.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-15-16

A download must

I have read most of Marshall Rosenberg's books. Every one is a treasure. I have them in the Kindle and Audio format. They explain a peaceful solution to different views in different scenarios. I feel the books have been an education to me and would be to anyone else who wishes to communicate more effectively and to listen clearly. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Paul
  • 07-25-15

Good introduction to NVC

Would you consider the audio edition of Nonviolent Communication to be better than the print version?

Yes. It's important to hear Marshall's voice as this gives a real feeling of how one might speak in a NVC way.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nonviolent Communication?

The scenarios that illustrate the main features of NVC

Have you listened to any of Marshall Rosenberg’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard other books read by the same author.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Needing to communicate.

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  • Kathryn N.
  • 09-16-18

profoundly life changing and inspiring

This has taught me to see myself and others in a way that brings about greater peace. If everyone knew the ideas in this book we would no longer experience violence and war in the same way as we do now.

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  • Julia
  • 03-31-18

Exceptional in every way!

What made the experience of listening to Nonviolent Communication the most enjoyable?

It is exceptional and overwhelming: it reveals explanations to emotions, thoughts and behavior of myself and others that used to be felt and seen as incomprehensible, odd and simply aggressive. I wish this book fell into my hands years ago. So much emotions, energy and efforts could have been not wasted. I'm now reading all other books of the Author opening new world of understanding, compassion and joy of life. Thank you so much for this book!!!

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  • Seashine
  • 03-06-18

Communication which enhances us all

This book talks to what is alive in us all, giving us a framework for more effective and ultimately more honest communication. Marshall Rosenberg's voice is rich and gentle and the book comes to life with the examples he shares ~ I read this decades after first hearing about his work, which makes me feel sad because I feel I could have been a more effective agent for social change if I had thoroughly assimilated nonviolent communication earlier in life. My wish is to have this book as core curriculum from primary school on in every country ~ thoroughly recommended! Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou

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  • Sam Macauley
  • 04-16-18

Foundational

This book has opened my eyes to taking connecting and communicating to the next level in my life. I feel hopeful and excited in taking what I’ve learned and applying it in my relationships but most importantly in understanding myself. I’m deeply grateful for this knowledge.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-18

make this communication a way of life

extremely insightful and an excellent way to communicate that can be applied to personal family and work life. highly recommended

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-18

Everyone Needs to Read this

i love when authors read their own audio books. NV C is a beautiful way of communicating and i would advise everyone to get familiar with this technique

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-19-18

so practical

I loved the wisdom and the practical peace of this book. I highly recommend it

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  • ingswarrior
  • 10-16-18

This book may just change your life

NVC offers a new way of communicating that actually meets our universal needs by bringing it back to them and our feelings rather than the ubiquitous judgements that pepper modern communication.

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  • Alan J. Smith
  • 03-26-18

Humbling

Marshall has structured this book magnificently to teach you the way of nonviolent communication. Its content is eye opening and beautiful in that what it teaches is, although sometimes difficult to execute at first, universally beneficial in every scenario and easier to uphold with practice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-23-18

theory into practice

a wonderful concept, however will be very hard to put theory into practice. I realise that I need to find strength within myself to change my relationships for the better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-17

I'm so grateful to have found this!

loved it!
- useful - practical- easily transferable knowledge. These principles have helped create breakthroughs in my relationships with friends and family. Amazing