Nonviolence is a philosophy that centers on a conscious refusal to enact harm. Thich Nhat Hanh said nonviolence is “love in action.” Martin Luther King Jr. said nonviolence is both external and internal: “You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” Cesar Chavez saw nonviolence as a path to organize and change: “Nonviolence is our strength.” Gandhi said, “Nonviolence means avoiding injury to anything on earth in thought, word, or deed.” All these statements recognize the power we carry individually and collectively to honor connection and love in the midst of conflict, change, discrimination, and anger. Nonviolence emphasizes people over policies; it allows us to question the status quo while showing solidarity. It asks us to be our best selves in the face of the worst situations. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication

Whether we are dealing with a rude clerk, our child saying, “That’s not fair!,” our spouse ignoring us, or an uncooperative co-worker, in our struggle to respond effectively, we often become defensive—sometimes without even realizing it.

Living Nonviolent Communication: Practical Tools to Connect and Communicate Skillfully in Every Situation

Living Nonviolent Communication gives you practical training in applying Dr.

Getting Past the Pain Between Us: Healing and Reconciliation Without Compromise

You can transform emotional pain, depression, shame, and conflict into empowering connections. Rosenberg shares that behind all emotional pain are unmet needs. He provides simple steps to create the heartfelt presence necessary for healing to occur.


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