What is Nonviolent Communication?

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Nonviolent Communication helps people learn how to communicate in a non-violent manner. It can help people with various mental health concerns and counselors pair it with other types of counseling.

NVC theorizes that people have needs they seek to have met through various ways of communicating, behaving, and relating to others. Sometimes, people communicate or behave disrespectfully to get their needs met. NVC desires to help people understand that people have a shared responsibility to communicate in respectful, healthy ways. This knowledge can lead to better relationships and a more peaceful society.

Your counselor might practice some NVC techniques with you to help you listen to others, relate to others, and better communicate your needs.

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