Friday, February 27, 2009

Connecting with Our Feelings and Needs

This is a repeat and update of an earlier post.

I read about these killings of young people, by other young people. It surely cannot be natural for children to kill.

We need to find more love in our hearts. Sorry if this sounds airy-fairy. I am talking in purely practical terms. We need to find more love and learn how to express it better or, I fear, our species is not going to survive much longer.

We can find more love. There are methods that work. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a highly effective method. I have seen the effect it has had in my own life and I am determined to help make it available as widely as possible, particularly within African Diasporic communities.

We can use NVC to help improve our communication at home, at work, at school, with partners, loved ones, and with ourselves. Nonviolent Communication is very practical and its results are exceptional. It is used by children as young as four. It is used by people all over the world, including places where there is a history of extreme violence, such as Rwanda and Burundi, Sierra Leone, and Israel and Palestine.

Click here to find out more about Creative Communication.

Click here to read about Nonviolent Communication.

See also: How to Get Our Needs Met, NVC vs. Anger Management. These are both old posts, so the links are probably out of date.

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