Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), identified a set of universal human needs that he believed underlie our feelings and behaviors. These needs are considered fundamental and shared by all people across cultures. In the framework of Nonviolent Communication, these needs serve as a basis for understanding and resolving conflicts.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg, is a communication process and a set of principles designed to promote compassionate and effective communication. As a therapist in Oakland, CA I introduce NVC to help individuals express their needs and feelings, listen empathically to others, and resolve conflicts in a way that preserves the dignity and well-being of all parties involved.
Here are some examples of the universal needs identified by Marshall Rosenberg:
The key components of Nonviolent Communication include:
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