Non-Violent Communication & Language

“NVC” requires people identify shared needs, revealed by the thoughts and feelings that surround these needs, and collaborate to develop strategies that meet them. Do this by observing a situation without judgement, identifying your feelings about the situation, and requesting actions you would like done to meet your needs. Also, make efforts to use language and references that do not have connections (direct and indirect) to violent themes. For example, referring to “bullet points” on documents, “Break a leg” for good luck, “Let me take a stab/shot at it”, etc.  There are many substitutes and more descriptive and neutral language to use in our everyday lives. See: cnvc.org.

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