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Resources for Further Study

If you're interested in finding out more about Compassionate Communication and other ideas aligned with its values, you might enjoy checking out these books and websites to get you started.  Not all are specifically about Compassionate Communication, but they all are food for thought in the consciousness of personal and social transformation.

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Internet Resources  Explorations in evolving the understanding, living, and teaching of NVC Center or Nonviolent Communication  The Center for Partnership Studies  Puddle Dancer Press, NVC publisherís site  The Third Side site, resources for conflict resolution in everyday life  The Ishmael community's site, inspired by author Daniel Quinn's works


Suggested Reading       

Nonviolent Communication; A Language of Life

by Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Speak Peace in a World of Conflict

by Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook; Lucy Leu
The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We Can Stop; William Ury Engaging The Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination; Walter Wink The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium; Walter Wink
The Alphabet versus the Goddess; Dr. Leonard Schlain Donít Be Nice Be Real; Kelly Bryson The Chalice and the Blade; Riane Eisler
Ishmael; Daniel Quinn My Ishmael; Daniel Quinn

The Story of B; Daniel Quinn

Beyond Civilization; Daniel Quinn    


Online Reading


Here is a link to an interesting and informative interview with Marshall on the Alternatives Magazine site.  In this article, Marshall discusses NVC concepts as well as his thoughts on the world situation at that time (Spring 2004).


Click here to download an introduction to NVC and exercises that we like very much, created by Holly Eckert, who teaches NVC in the Seattle area.  Adobe pdf file; used by permission.





"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. 

Who looks outside, dreams.  Who looks inside, awakens."
~Carl Jung 


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