Speaking Peace: Connecting With Others Through Non-Violent Communication

Version: Unabridged
Author: Marshall Rosenberg
Narrator: Unknown
Genres: Language, Relationships, Marriage & Family, Non Fiction
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: April 2003
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
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Using straightforward language, vivid examples and compelling stories, author and activist Marshall Rosenberg shows how the principles of nonviolent communication can literally change the way we speak with one another, leading to mutual respect and deeper understanding. Beginning with methods of resolving personal conflicts, from intimate relationships and parenting issues to workplace clashes, Rosenberg shows how these same methods can work on a larger scale, bringing peoples and nations together though his time-tested approach to resolving conflicts peacefully. Rosenberg has applied the principles of nonviolent communication in even seemingly intractable situations, including war zones such as Rwanda and Bosnia, with remarkable results. Here he shows how these principles can change not only our personal communication styles but also, ultimately, the world.

Reviews (4)


Written by Anonymous on February 19th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Dissapointing. This authour has some great ideas - I would have like more "real" examples with follow through. I found he talked around the point alot. Good communication skills builder - could help if you need to increase your ability to discuss difficult topics.

Speaking Peace:Connecting with others through non-violent communication

Written by Anonymous from Tucson, AZ on March 27th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Wonderful to listen to tape; as a therapist I can use the techniques with my clients and also with my teenage children.

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Written by Anonymous from Manhattan, KS on July 31st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you are looking for a new way to communicate this is an excellent book. It isn't about quick fixes, but for me it was an eye opener! It helped me immediately communicate with MYSELF. Now I am able to utilize the information in various relationships family, friends and work! Some places I listened to the section over again because I didn't get all of the information the first time. This is an excellent selection.

Speaking Peace: Connecting With Others...

Written by Shirley Andrews from Augusta, GA on February 24th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I actually got some very good things from this book. There were times though when he lost me because he got off the subject it seemed. The book was too long, he needs to cut some stuff out and give more examples of how to go about conversing with someone you need to be at peace with.

Author Details

Author Details

Rosenberg, Marshall

"Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg is founder and director of educational services for the Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm, an international, non-profit organization.

In 1961 Dr. Rosenberg received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin and in 1966 was awarded diplomate status in clinical psychology from the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology.

Nonviolent Communicationsm training evolved from Dr. Rosenberg?s quest to find a way of rapidly disseminating much needed peacemaking skills. The Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm emerged out of work he was doing with civil rights activists in the early 1960s. During this period he provided mediation and communication skills training to communities working to peacefully desegregate schools and other public institutions.

Since the inception of the Center, the response to Nonviolent Communication training has been extremely positive. It is seen as a powerful tool for peacefully resolving differences at personal, professional, and political levels. Dr. Rosenberg provides Nonviolent Communication training in Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Malaysia, India, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, France, and Canada, as well as in the United States. He works with such groups as educators, managers, mental health and health care providers, lawyers, military officers, prisoners, police and prison officials, clergy, government officials, and individual families. He is also active in war-torn areas and economically disadvantaged countries, offering Nonviolent Communication training to promote reconciliation and peaceful resolution of differences. Israel, Palestine, Ireland, Russia, Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, Serbia, and Croatia are examples of countries where Nonviolent Communication is being utilized by teams of peace activists.

Worldwide reactions have been inspiring. Evaluations indicate that this training vastly strengthens the ability to connect compassionately with oneself and others, as well as to resolve differences peacefully. Reports also indicate that the benefit of the training is not only stable over time, but actually increases.

Dr. Rosenberg has been able to teach individuals to give the training in their own community, work, educational, and political environments, and in their own languages, with the same positive effects."