Nonviolent Communication Worksheet

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a powerful approach to communication that emphasizes empathy, compassion, and understanding. It’s about connecting with ourselves and others from the heart.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

The foundation of this worksheet is rooted in the theories of Nonviolent Communication which posits that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and that we resort to violence or behavior that harms others when we do not recognise more effective strategies for meeting needs. NVC also draws from psychological principles that stress the importance of empathy and active listening.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet is designed to help you practice the core components of NVC: observing without evaluating, identifying and expressing feelings, recognizing needs, and requesting that needs be met in a way that respects both yourself and others. By applying these principles, you will be able to improve your personal and professional relationships, reduce conflict, and enhance your ability to communicate with empathy and clarity.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

Start by reading through each section and reflecting on how it applies to your experiences. Use the prompts to practice identifying your feelings and needs in various situations, and consider how you can express these in a nonviolent manner.

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