The Heart of Nonviolent Communication
The Heart of Nonviolent Communication

The Heart of Nonviolent Communication

25 Keys to Shift From Separation to Connection


Nonviolent Communication Guides


400 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB

Paperback, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: April 2023

ISBN 9781934336427


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Do you want to learn how to express yourself honestly and compassionately?

How to live in choice rather than submit or rebel?

These are two of the key distinctions that Marshall B. Rosenberg, the creator of Nonviolent Communication, developed and taught as ways to reveal the consciousness behind his visionary practice. This book invites you into a systematic exploration of these key distinctions.

Each chapter provides real-life examples from around the world alongside contributions from brain science research and awareness of power dynamics and systemic conditioning. Key by key, chapter by chapter, you’ll collect understandings and practices that will help you see every action and relationship anew. Nonviolent Communication is often introduced as a model with four components—observation, feeling, need, and request.

At its heart, lies a reverence for life based on awareness of power-with, interdependence, and wholeness. With this consciousness, Nonviolent Communication reaches beyond interpersonal conversations into the realms of spirituality, social change, and life-serving community.

Use this book as your key to moving towards the spirit of true connection.

Author Biography

Stephanie Bachmann Mattei is a certified trainer and assessor with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an affiliated teacher with the Right Use of Power Institute, and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of California, San Diego. She holds a research degree in philosophy from the Universita’ Degli Studi di Firenze, Italy. She wrote her dissertation on the sixfold system of Indian philosophy while living in ashram under Swami Yogamudrananda Saraswati. Kristin K. Collier has published poems, articles, and essays online and in magazines such as The Sun. Kristin’s 2016 memoir, Housewife: Home- Remaking in a Transgender Marriage, won several awards, including a prestigious Nautilus Book Award. She and her parenting partner, Seda Collier, have been featured on NPR’s Snap Judgment. Kristin has been developing and sharing her practice of Nonviolent Communication since 2004, with a special interest in parenting. She is a teacher and administrator for social groups that serve neurodiverse children and youth, including young people on the autism spectrum. In these roles, she teaches about relationships and sexuality, and integrates the skills and spirit of Nonviolent Communication into every curriculum. Kristin continues to learn about courage and adventure from her now-adult sons and enjoys canoeing, backpacking, and dancing the Lindy Hop. Her work, focusing on joy, can be found at