155: Nonviolent Communication

If we truly believe that all people in their essence are divine/good, why do we so often forget that in our interactions with others? Why do we make judgments that harm our relationships? Are there processes we can learn that will help us process things that happen without becoming defensive and, instead, meet these things with compassion for others and ourselves?

In the 1980s and ’90s, a psychologist, Marshall Rosenberg, developed a set of principles and practices he named Nonviolent Communication (NVC), which is designed to help us refrain from negative judgments of others. In this episode, psychologist and therapist Ben Bailey lays out the basics of the NVC model and together with LDF host Dan Wotherspoon introduces how it can help in LDS and interpersonal settings. 

Listen in! The model and practices are fascinating, and can be game changers for all our relationships.


List of feelings and needs


The NVC process


Introduction to NVC by Marshall Rosenberg (The first of several segments that play consecutively)


Ben Bailey music links



1 thought on “155: Nonviolent Communication”

  1. Appreciated learning about Ben’s insights and how these concepts translate into better, kinder, and moe fulfilling interactions and relationships.

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