Books

Books are organised by publication date – with the most recent at the top of the page.


Reweaving Our Human Fabric

Reweaving Our Human FabricMiki Kashtan's latest book invites us to dream the future on a global scale and to bring it into being by living and working for change as if that world already exists. Her novel approach to dilemmas of leadership challenges us about our use of power.

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Choosing Peace

Choosing Peace TMBIke Lasater and John Kinyon have nearly 40 years combined experience in an NVC approach to mediation and conflict resolution. This book offers an approach (with concrete tools and skills) to communication and conflict that creates peace- internal and external.

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Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness

Spinning Threads TMBMiki Kashtan's first book where she develops a vision of a world where we can live with integrity, by embracing a deep transformation in our relationship with our deepest needs. The book will help you discover the transforming power of NVC.

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The Traps of Nonviolent Communication

Traps of NVC TMBKendra Gettel's book uses concise, humorous sample dialogues to show the, mostly unconscious traps of using NVC and how to free yourself from them. You will learn how to deal with situations where none of what you have learnt seems to help.

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The Giraffe and Jackal Within

In The Giraffe and Jackal Within, Justine Mol shows how to accept and give space to the jackal and for the giraffe to help the jackal express himself. Justine gives tips and examples of how people speak in their jackal and giraffe moments.

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Relationships

Relationships TMBThis 70 page booklet, by Liv Larsson, will help you evaluate, repair and nurture the relationships that you want to see blossom.The most important of all questions in this book might be that one about how you want your relationships to be.

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Empathy In Conflict Intervention

Empathy in Conflict InterventionThis book provides a study of the role of empathy in mediation through a theoretical model of the effectiveness of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) mediation. The theory and conditions for a successful mediation can be applied to any intervention method.

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Anger, Guilt and Shame - Reclaiming Power and Choice

Anger Guilt and Shame TMBLiv Larsson's book will help make shame, guilt and anger your allies instead of your enemies. Getting to know these feelings can become a key to your inner world and a life where you no longer need to shrink to avoid anger, shame or guilt.

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Living Nonviolent Communication

Marshall Rosenberg's new book (published June 2012) provides practical training in areas such as working with anger, raising children and loving relationships. He focuses on changing old habits of refusing to listen or speaking cruelly.

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The Empathy Factor

Building from the latest research in brain science, emotional intelligence, and organizational theory, Miyashiro offers real-world insight and a practical framework to bring the transformative power of empathy to your entire organization.

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Connection: A Self-Care Approach to Conflict Management

An NVC workbook by Bonnie Fraser to help individuals, students, and groups explore and apply the principles of Nonviolent Communication through building connections with ourselves and with others—whether they have read this book or not.

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Facilitating With Heart

NVC Trainer, Martha Lasley's book integrates best practice in the field of facilitation including resources and inspirational stories from facilitators, coaches and activists from around the world. Available in hard or electronic versions.

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Giraffe Juice Workbook

Companion workbook to Giraffe Juice: The Magic of Making Life Wonderful offering a fun and entertaining way for parents and teachers to share NVC with young people aged 8 to 12. The books complement each other and either can be read first.

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Giraffe Juice

Giraffe Juice is a fun introduction to the world of Nonviolent Communication for ages 8-12 (and most adults). What's the secret to making peace with people who are hard to get on with? You probably already know, but sometimes forget.

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Eat By Choice For Kids: Facilitator's Guide

This eBook, by Sylvia Haskvitz and Jan Henrikson, is for Facilitators working with groups of children around the book 'Eat By Choice'. It is for all who are choosing to connect to the hearts of children around issues of food and body.

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Compassionate Communication Workbook

LaShelle Lowe-Chardé's workbook for individuals and couples (2 versions). It presents elements of mindfulness practice and NVC in a format to help find healing and understanding with yourself and others to create a deeply satisfying life.

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Eat by Choice Guidebook

This NVC guidebook is about transforming your relationship with your body and food. Designed as a standalone or as an accompaniment to the Eat by Choice book and audio book, with questions and exercises for individual use or with a group.

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Inner Empathy

'Inner Empathy: Opening To The Heart Of Self Compassion' is a Nonviolent Communication eBook by Jerry Donoghue coming from his own experiences of deep self-connection and supporting hundreds of people in groups and in private sessions.

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A Helping Hand, Mediation with Nonviolent Communcation

Liv Larsson's step by step guide to learn how to be an effective mediator using NVC. Help other people solve their conflicts, without getting sucked in yourself, with a specific set of skills to make success more likely in your mediations.

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GROK it

Illustrated manual for all those working with groups to learn NVC or just to connect. Written by Jean Morrison and Christine King, it contains a facilitators guide, 150 NVC games and fun, engaging exercises, handouts, worksheets, and more.

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The Joy Of Compassionate Connecting

A guide for Christ followers who want to use NVC to live the values taught by Jesus. Written by Jaime L. Prieto Jr. as an invitation to rediscover Christian principles and apply them in everyday communication to transform our relationships.

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Words That Work in Business

Written by Ike Lasater to help use Nonviolent Communication to improve any workplace. With practical tools for common work scenarios, this book can help anyone enhance working relationships and company culture, regardless of their position.

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Humanizing Health Care

Melanie Sears' book about what Nonviolent Communication can offer healthcare systems. For anyone working in healthcare, the book offers real stories and practical examples of creating lasting, positive change in patient care and workplace.

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Graduating From Guilt

Holly Michelle Eckert gives you six steps plus NVC to help free yourself from guilt. Aimed at anyone who is stuck or stressed from guilt they carry, this book aims to help you take care of your needs and release past guilt, shame or blame.

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Don’t Be Nice, Be Real

Kelly Bryson uses Nonviolent Communication to cure culturally conditioned 'niceness'. The book provides the tools we need for self-responsible, non-judgmental, clear and conscious honesty to transform the 'hereditary disease of 'Nice-itis'.

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Peaceable Revolution

Catherine Cadden's practical guidance for creating peace in learning environments. Based on an experiment from the conviction that children who have the chance to practice peace in the classroom won't just survive school - they'd thrive.

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What We Say Matters

Ike and Judith Lasater reveal practical exercises to apply Nonviolent Communication. Topics include: diffuse anger, making requests, feelings vs. needs, strategies to meet needs, connection not conflict, self empathy and empathy to others.

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Urban Empathy

Dian Killian and Mark Badger's NVC comic-book showing empathy applied in daily life. Visually showing what happens when the superhero genre is applied to a different kind of risk and adventure - every day interactions between New Yorkers.

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NVC Toolkit For Facilitators

Extensive collection of facilitator resources for teaching Nonviolent Communication. Written by Raj Gill, Lucy Leu and Judi Morin, the Toolkit is built around 18 key NVC concepts and consists of a manual plus access to downloads and videos.

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I Hear You, But …

Rick Goodfriend's Nonviolent Communication quick listening skills tips and exercises. 102 short and easy to use tips for improving personal and business relationships, anger management, conflict resolution and building trust with others.

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The No-Fault Classroom

Educator tools, based on NVC, to help students learn to resolve their own conflicts. Written by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson as a series of 21 lessons, materials and adaptable scripts suitable for educators of children aged 7-12.

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Growing Up In Trust

Justine Mol's alternative to raising children by reward and punishment based on NVC. Based on the idea that 'traditional' ways of raising kids leads to disinterest, shame, fear and aggressive competition and that NVC offers an alternative.

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Choose Your Words

Melanie Sears' guide to NVC in communicating with a loved one with a mental illness. Develop a closer connection throughout his or her recovery, create mutually satisfying exchanges and heal interactions that may have caused past pain.

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Being Genuine

Thomas d'Ansembourg's take on NVC sold over 400,000 in the original French version. Practical skills and steps allowing us to safely remove the masks we wear, and prevent the intimacy and satisfaction we desire with those close to us.

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Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids

7 simple keys for parents to promote mutual respect with their children through NVC. Handbook written by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson to move past typical parenting techniques to create emotional safety and open communication.

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Please, Thank You

Vilma Costetti's NVC childrens' book to help make clear requests and express thanks. Ask for what we want in ways that avoid demands or threats and learn how to say 'thank you' in ways that reveal the full richness of what we have received.

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Communication FUNdamentals

Booklet of jackal and giraffe drawings to introduce Nonviolent Communication basics. Written by Jean Morrison and Christine King as a fun and insightful way to illustrate the differences between life-alienating and life-serving language.

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The Surprising Purpose of Anger

Marshall Rosenberg's booklet about how NVC can help us use our anger to enrich life. Based on the principle that anger is a signal we are disconnected from what we value, Marshall gives ways to listen to and use anger in constructive ways.

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Speak Peace in a World of Conflict

Marshall Rosenberg's guide to develop awareness of peace through our daily language. Nonviolent Communication helps us connect to the choices we have in every interaction, conversation and thought to promote peace or perpetuate violence.

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Practical Spirituality

Marshall Rosenberg's booklet to describe Nonviolent Communication's spiritual basis. With Marshall's unscripted reflections about NVC as a practical spirituality from our basic need to contribute to the well being of others and ourselves.

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Peaceful Living

Mary Mackenzie's book of daily meditations bringing skills and consciousness of NVC. Learn new ways of seeing familiar, everyday situations and tools to transform those situations into opportunities for connection and personal growth.

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Eat By Choice Not By Habit

Sylvia Haskvitz's handbook using NVC to change how we see food and our food choices. Learn to dig deeper to the emotional consciousness that underlies our eating patterns and find practical strategies to escape unhealthy eating cycles.

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Connecting Across Differences

Combination book and workbook introducing basic NVC and more advanced NVC practices. Written by Jane Marantz Connor and Dian Killian, includes many exercises and dialogues to apply NVC skills and concepts plus a guide for further learning.

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Being Me, Loving You

Marshall Rosenberg shows how NVC can support our intimate and closest relationships. How to give and accept love without guilt or obligation and explore connecting to what is present or alive in the other person and receive it empathically.

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What’s Making You Angry

Booklet showing step by step guide to transform anger with Nonviolent Communication. Written by Neill Gibson and Shari Klein, to show anger as a life-enriching emotion that can wake us up to our needs and find healthy, satisfying outcomes.

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We Can Work It Out

Booklet by Marshall Rosenberg showing how NVC can help resolve conflicts peacefully. Resolving conflict is not about seeking compromise but about finding respectful connection between the parties in conflict to inspire genuine cooperation.

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The Heart of Social Change

NVC booklet by Marshall Rosenberg outlining his ideas for social change and justice. Contains practical guidance on moving beyond enemy images to ground your activism in a desire to serve life and create an internal culture of nonviolence.

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Teaching Children Compassionately

Marshall Rosenberg's NVC booklet about teaching centred on compassionate connection. An address to a Montessori educators' conference shows the role of power and punishment in schools, challenging educators to motivate students differently.

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Raising Children Compassionately

Marshall Rosenberg's NVC booklet for parents about raising children with compassion. Resource for anyone working with children to motivate kids without punishment or reward and help them resolve conflicts and express themselves clearly.

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Parenting From Your Heart

Booklet of NVC parenting tips and exercises to foster trust and improve cooperation. Written by Inbal Kashtan about making connection your top priority even at the most difficult times, share power in the family and inspire open dialogue.

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Ginny Be a Good Frog

Vilma Costetti's NVC story book for younger children about listening with the heart. Ginny the frog wants to do as her mother wishes, but she does not understand or how she should do it until she finds the magic of listening with her heart.

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Getting Past the Pain Between Us

Marshall Rosenberg's booklet about the healing potential of Nonviolent Communication. This training excerpt demonstrates how NVC can transform emotional pain, depression, shame, and conflict into empowering connections without compromise.

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Compassionate Classroom

Complete curriculum to teaching Nonviolent Communication to elementary age students. By Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson with exercises, activities, charts and cutouts making it easy to create lesson plans for a day, week or whole year.

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Zak

Nonviolent Communication story book for 7-12 year olds, written by Bridget Belgrave. Conveys the values of empathy, connecting with nature, honouring differences, and being your unique self. Full of adventure, humour, magic and discovery.

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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Marshall Rosenberg's bestseller presenting the elements of Nonviolent Communication. Now in its second edition, the book has sold more than 250,000 and been published in over 20 languages is a 'must have' for anyone interested in the topic.

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Nonviolent Communication: Companion Workbook

Lucy Leu's workbook to support putting Nonviolent Communication into daily practice. With activities, exercises and facilitator suggestions to refine and practice NVC structured around the chapters of Rosenberg's 'NVC: A Language of Life'.

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Life Enriching Education

Marshall Rosenberg's book about transforming schools into life-serving environments. Based on NVC, this shows how our language and organizational structures directly impact student potential, trust, self-esteem and enjoyment of learning.

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Communication Basics

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication by Rachelle Lamb, in hard copy or an eBook. Key points include the purpose and intention of NVC, honesty, empathy, steps of the NVC process, alienating language, victim thinking, anger and gratitude.

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Nonviolent Communication: The Basics as I Know and Use Them

Wayland Myers' small format introduction to the basics of Nonviolent Communication. The book, published in 1998, was written to convey the NVC process as quickly, clearly and enjoyably as possible, and comes complete with sample dialogues.

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The Mayor of Jackal Heights

Illustrated Nonviolent Communication children’s book by Rita Herzog and Kathy Smith. A boy struggles in the role of Mayor in a town of Jackals until his Giraffe friend gives him special glasses which allows him to see feelings and needs.

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Compassionate Underwear

NVC activity and story book for children featuring the Compassionate Underwear Bear. By Mair Alight and Carol Chase in which two children blame and complain until Underwear Bear shows them simple ways to connect and understand each other.

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Giraffe Classroom

Nonviolent Communication book written by Nancy Sokol Green for parents and teachers. Ideal for anyone who wants to use concrete exercises to learn Nonviolent Communication. Style is humorous and creative with thought-provoking activities.

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Marshall B. Rosenberg Live! In Person!

Transcripts from 1990 of 3 Nonviolent Communication workshops by Marshall Rosenberg. Edited versions of “Introduction to Giraffe Language”, “Intimate Relationships” and “Marriage in the 90s” focusing on interactions with the participants.

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Live Compassionately Songbook

Lyrics and guitar chords for 17 songs Marshall Rosenberg often uses in his training. Songs include: See Me Beautiful, Reach Out to Life, Grandma and Jesus, Sink or Shrink Blues. A studio recorded CD of the same name is also available.

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Duck Tales and Jackal Taming Hints

Marshall Rosenberg's whimsical Nonviolent Communication story told by 'Deer Friend'. An illustrated tale about the skills needed to understand human beings even when their communication is difficult and makes them sound like jackals.

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A Model for Nonviolent Communication

Marshall Rosenberg's first published introduction to Nonviolent Communication model. A handbook from 1983 describing the basics of Nonviolent Communication, including exercises to help readers check their understanding of the process.

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