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Practising NVC. Why and how.

  • How to speak truthfully without hurting the other person ?
  • How can I hear a reproach without feeling guilty ?

This is what is taught by NVC, "Non-Violent Communication", conceived by Marshall Rosenberg

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"NVC connects me to the divine energy of love present in others and in myself. This is what the Christian tradition says in its own way: 'Whenever two or three of you are gathered in my name, I am among you'".

Marshall Rosenberg

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NVC is learned through practice, like a new language. It's a new language in which we translate reproaches into unmet needs.
To learn NVC and find a practice group : 

It's also possible to create a small practice group in which one or other person has undergone NVC training.

Marshall Rosenberg : Books and videos

Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication : A language of Life, Puddle Dancer, 2015.
Marshall Rosenberg, Practical Spirituality. Reflections on the Spiritual Basis of Nonviolent Communication, Puddle Dancer, 2005

In the following video, M. Rosenberg bases the effectiveness of NVC on the reciprocity of giving and receiving.
I give you to receive with gratitude what you offer me wholeheartedly.


The Basics of Non Violent Communication | Part 1: Purpose & Expressing Observations and Feelings


Michel Bacq : L'empathie fait des miracles, Editions j├ęsuites, 2020

This book is not translated in English. Here's the author's thesis. There is a force that helps us to empathise with others and with ourselves. Marshall Rosenberg calls it the "divine energy of love". Michel Bacq identifies it with the power of the Holy Spirit which, through his resurrection, Jesus offers to everyone who thirsts for communion.