Connecting Across Differences : Finding Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-04-01
  • Publisher: Puddledancer Press

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In this fully revised second edition, Dr. Dian Killian and Dr. Jane Marantz Connor offer a comprehensive and accessible introductory guide to exploring the concepts, applications, and transformative power of the nonviolent communication process. Providing research-based insight into the psychology of communication, this reference explores the most common barriers to effective communication and provides tangible steps to address these barriers head-on. The book features an expanded selection of relevant, meaningful exercises, role-plays, and activities that give readers the chance to immediately apply the concepts to real-life experiences. With lessons including how to transform negative self-talk into self-empowerment, how to foster trust and collaboration when stakes are high, and how to defuse anger, enemy images, and other barriers to connection, Connecting Across Differencesteaches effective communication skills that get to the root of conflict, pain, and violence peacefully.

Author Biography

Jane Marantz Connor, PhD, maintains a practice as a consultant, trainer, and life coach for individuals, families, communities, businesses, and nonprofit groups. She is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland. Dian Killian, PhD, is the founder and director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, and a certified life coach. She has designed and led Nonviolent Communication workshops for a wide range of organizations in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and is the author of the graphic novel Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tablesp. xiii
Introduction: Living With Awareness and Choicep. 1
Another Way to See the Worldp. 11
Getting to the Root of Lifep. 41
Really Listeningp. 71
Creating Shared Reality via Observationsp. 111
Fostering Trust and Collaboration: The Power of Requestsp. 129
Empathy in the Fast Lane: Self-Empathy and Choicep. 175
Stepping Into the Fire: Enjoying and Responding to Angerp. 219
When Communication Isn't Possible: The Protective Use of Forcep. 253
Thanks, But No Thanksp. 269
Integrating NVC in Your Life-and on the Streetsp. 303
Afterword: Creating a Nonviolent Worldp. 341
Gratitudep. 345
Beyond Good and Evil: Creating a Nonviolent World-An Interview With Marshall Rosenbergp. 349
List of Feelings and Needsp. 367
Notesp. 369
Bibliographyp. 370
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