Nonviolent Communication helps create a special kind of connection where it becomes possible to meet the needs of both parties, so that it happens voluntarily and joyfully, and thus sustainable solutions to differences can be found. The process is based on both parties taking turns to do the following:
- I listen to you with empathy until I feel connected to what is important to you. After that, I express myself honestly so you can connect with what is important to me
This “dance” between you and my heart continues until both parties feel heard by the other. Then creatively look for a solution that can meet the needs of both parties. Or the solution will find us.
- In my work with couples, I support both to first make contact with their own needs, and then to make contact with each other.
This process is also called Life Enriching Communication or Giraffe Language.
See more about my Giraffe language courses at www.livkom.dk/kurser