Our NVC Library
donated by Bridget Belgrave and Gina Lawrie,
and by Rachid, Akasha, Bob and Bob (June 08 IIT, ABQ)

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
This book is a complete presentation of the process of NVC. Enjoy powerful and satisfying relationships in all areas of your life with this complete presentation. New chapter on Self-Empathy. Forward by Arun Gandhi.

Tamil Translation of “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life”

Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook: A Practical Guide for Individual, Group or Classroom Study
by Lucy Leu
A 12-week curriculum for use in conjunction with Dr. Rosenberg’s book (above). Contains exercises and activities, leader’s guides, and hints for structuring and maintaining a practice group. This is the new edition of the workbook, and includes new material dealing with self-empathy.

Life-Enriching Education
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Life-Serving Education, with a forward by Riane Eisler and an endorsement by Dr. Thomas Gordon (Parent and Teacher Effectiveness Training), is based on the premise that the relationship between teachers and students and the relationships of students with one another is as important as the curriculum in preparing students for the future. This book outlines unique language and communication skills and ways of structuring the learning environment that supports the development of autonomy and interdependence to empower students to realize their potential with others, not against them. Offers an inspiring vision of education and practical skills to create a safe and supportive learning and working atmosphere, cultivate emotional intelligence, respect and compassion.

Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Co-operation
by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson, M.A.
foreward by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids gives parents essential tools to engage their kids in a family exchange of mutual respect and co-operation.
The 7 Keys provide step-by-step actions designed to shift focus from managing children’s behavior to working with them, to find ways to care for the needs of everyone in the family and to prevent, reduce, and resolve conflicts peacefully.
“This book shows parents how to get the best results for their kids with respectful parenting tools that are neither punitive nor permissive.” —Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., co-author of the Positive Discipline series

The No-Fault Classroom: Tools to Resolve Conflict & Foster Relationship Intelligence
by Sura Hart & Victoria Kindle Hodson
A quantum leap for classroom management! Offering far more than discipline techniques that move aggressive behavior out of the classroom to the playground or sidewalk, The No-Fault Classroom leads students ages 7-12 to develop skills in problem solving, empathic listening and conflict resolution that will last a lifetime. 21 interactive & step-by-step lessons, construction materials and adaptable scripts give educators the tools they need to return order and co-operation to the classroom and jumpstart engaged learning. Skillfully developed Curricular Tie-ins guide teachers to use the conflict resolution tools they’ve developed to meet state learning requirements in social studies, language arts, history, reading and science.

The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship Based Teaching and Learning
by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson, M.A.
This new book provides and overview of the NVC process and its relationship to successful teaching and learning, and specific examples of how NVC can be used in elementary school classrooms. Includes playful exercises, lesson plans and skill-building activities and games.

Teaching Children Compassionately: How Students and Teachers Can Succeed with Mutual Understanding
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
In his keynote address to a national conference of Montessori educators Marshall describes the basic features of Nonviolent Communication, clearly illustrating how they can be used in your classroom to create a safe and supportive learning environment. In the second part of this transcript – a workshop on the same day as the address – Marshall role-plays a challenging situation with a teacher, and shows how she can create an outcome satisfying for everyone.

Raising Children Compassionately: Parenting the Nonviolent Communication Way
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D
This 22 page booklet, filled with insights and stories, will prove invaluable for parents, teachers, and others who want to nurture children and also themselves.

Being Genuine
by Thomas D’Ansembourg
Expressing one’s thruth while respecting others and respecting ones self… That is the journey on which attorney and author Thomas D’Ansenbourg invites us to accompany him. Plunge straight into the heart of how we enter into dialogue with ourselves and others.

Connecting Across Differences
by Jane Marantz Connor & Dian Killian, Ph.D.
Jane and Dian offer a fresh look at Nonviolent Communication geared toward young adults in their newly revised book using up-to-date images and stories to convey some of the concepts of NVC, while also providing exercises for readers to help integrate the concepts into “real-life” situations. Whether you are a young adult, or just young at heart, I’m predicting you will find valuable nuggets to help you Connect Across Differences!

Parenting From Your Heart: Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection, and Choice
by Inbal Kashtan
As a parent, you’re constantly faced with challenges. Self-empathy, dealing with anger, and the protective use of force are just some of the parenting challenges addressed here, along with real-world solutions to help meet everyone’s needs.

Communication Basics: An Overview of Nonviolent Communication
by Rachelle Lamb
This 24 page booklet provides a clear, concise and handy summary of what you might learn in an introductory training. A very handy reference guide!

Getting Past the Pain Between Us: Healing and Reconciliation Without Compromise
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
A transcript of a Nonviolent Communication workshop given by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D. Enjoy the healing power of listening and speaking from the heart. This booklet focuses on mending your relationships with yourself and others, and gives you skills for understanding and resolving conflicts, healing old hurts, and developing satisfying relationships.

Speak Peace in a World of Conflict: What You Say Next Can Change the World
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
This new book is an expanded version of the Speaking Peace audio recording

The Surprising Purpose of Anger
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
This booklet goes beyond anger management to understanding the opportunity that anger provides for a fuller connection with our needs.

Being Me, Loving You
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
A practical guide to extraordinary relationships for spouses, partners, family and friends. (Part of this publication was previously published as a part of Marshal Rosenberg Live!)

The Heart of Social Change: How to Make a Difference in Your World
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
A transcript of a Nonviolent Communication workshop given by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D. Marshall encourages us to use NVC skills and consciousness in the service of human social needs, and shares examples of how to do it. Here is Marshall’s wisdom on effective social change. He centers on basic questions: What is our nature as human beings? what’s the good life? How do we make life wonderful? Social change begins with “liberating ourselves from that which is not in harmony with creating the kind of world we desire.”

Please, Thank You
by Vilma Costetti
A new children’s book by CNVC trainer Vilma Costetti, is now available in English from CNVC. This hardcover book focuses on the elements of expressing and receiving feelings and needs and is suitable for children six to twelve. It is beautifully illustrated by Stefania Garuti, translated from the Italian by Federica Rossi and Godfrey Spencer, and includes an introduction by Dominic Barter, coordinator of CNVC’s Portuguese Language Project.

We Can Work It Out: Resolving Conflicts Peacefully and Powerfully
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.)
In over 35 years of mediating conflicts between parents and children, husbands and wives, management and workers, police and communities, and warring groups around the world. Marshall has learned it is possible to resolve conflicts peacefully, and to everyone’s satisfaction. It’s not compromise; it’s a caring and respectful quality of connection that allows everyone’s needs to be met.

What’s Making You Angry? 10 Steps to Transforming Anger So Everyone Wins
by Shari Klein & Neill Gibson
When you’re angry, you tend to get caught up in the wrongness of others—you focus on what you don’t want. You lose sight of what you really do want and need. In this booklet you learn how to change this pattern, and connect with the life-serving purpose of anger, expressing it in ways that create outcomes that are satisfying for everyone involved.

Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing, and Compassion
by Mary Mackenzie
This book can help make the consciousness of Nonviolent Communication a regular part of one’s everyday life.

Eat By Choice, Not By Habit
by Sylvia Haskvitz
Using Nonviolent Communication, dig deeper into the emotional consciousness that underlies eating patterns and learn practical strategies to create a healthier relationship with your body and food without falling into the diet trap. Sylvia Haskvitz is a registered dietician and CNVC certified trainer.

The Giraffe Classroom: Where Teaching is a Pleasure and Learning is a Joy
by Nancy Sokol Green
Humorous, creative, and thought-provoking activities. Ideal for teachers, parents, and anyone who wants to use concrete exercises to learn Giraffe Language.

Ginny Be a Good Frog
by Vilma Costetti
This colorful, illustrated children’s book, suitable for children ages 3 to 9, is the product of experimental work in NVC being done in several educational institutions in Italy, and can contribute to greater understanding between parents and children.

The Mayor of Jackal Heights
by Rita Herzog & Kathy Smith
A boy mayor begins to learn how to tame his town full of jackals with the help of his wise friend, Giraffe. A beautifully illustrated story for children of all ages.

Nonviolent Communication: The Basics as I Know and Use Them
by Wayland Myers, Ph.D.
A clear, compassionate, simple, and practical presentation of NVC applied interpersonally.

A Model for Nonviolent Communication
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
A handbook describing the basics of Nonviolent Communication, including exercises to help readers check their understanding of the process. Updated, expanded, revised.

Duck Tales and Jackal Taming Hints
by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.
A whimsical tale about skills needed to understand human beings even when their communication makes them sound like deranged jackals.

Practical Spirituality—Reflections on the Spiritual Basis of Nonviolent Communication
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
An expanded version of the original text, inspiring a greater connection with the divine energy within ourselves and others.

Marshall B. Rosenberg Live! In Person!
A compilation of three former workshop transcripts, condensed and edited: “An Introduction to the Language of Giraffe;” “Intimate Relationships;” and “Marriage in the 90s.”

Live Compassionately Songbook
Compilation of songs on the CD of the same name; 17 songs by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D., and “See Me Beautiful” by Red and Kathy Grammer; includes sheet music as well as lyrics and guitar chords.

Compassionate Communication Songbook
31 songs by Marshall Rosenberg and Ruth Bebermeyer, including chords.

The Nonviolent Communication Training Course (Kit) by Marshall Rosenberg
Modeled after this visionary peacemaker’s 9-day international intensive retreats, The Nonviolent Communication Training Course by Marshall Rosenberg presents a self-guided curriculum for putting his transformative ideas into everyday practice – whether you’re at the office, at the dinner table, in a parent-teacher conference – any situation where you want to honor “what is alive” in yourself and others.

“The Power We Have to Create the World of Our Choosing”
Marshall Rosenberg’s keynote address at the United Church of Religious Science 2005 Community Gathering in San Diego, California; a lively and witty introductory presentation of NVC showing how we can make life miserable or wonderful for ourselves and others depending upon how we think and communicate.

“The Basics of Nonviolent Communication”
An Introductory Training with Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. This edited one-day training shows how we can connect with others in a way that enables everyone’s needs to be met through natural giving. Has English subtitles and closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

“Making Life Wonderful”
An intermediate training in Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. Improve relationships with yourself and others by increasing fluency in NVC. A two-day training session in San Francisco filled with insights, examples, extended role plays, stories, and songs that will deepen your grasp of NVC.

“NVC: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony With Your Values”
This high quality 4-CD set, produced by Sounds True, is the book, “NVC: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony With Your Values” on CD. It presents the fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication.

“Speaking Peace”
This new recording, produced by Sounds True, explains the purpose of NVC, how to use the four components of the NVC model to express ourselves honestly and respond empathically to others, and to bring about change within ourselves, others, and within larger social systems; includes songs, stories and examples.

“Live Compassionately”
A studio recorded CD of Marshall Rosenberg singing 17 of his songs, including “The Millennium Song” as well as popular old favorites like “Reach Out to Life,” “Grandma and Jesus,” and “Sink or Shrink Blues;” also includes Marshall singing Red and Kathy Grammar’s “See Me Beautiful.”

5 CDs from an International Intensive Training with Marshall Rosenberg

1. “Giraffe Fuel for Life”
Marshall Rosenberg’s topics include: Gratitude exercises, the making of giraffe fuel for life, components of gratitude, reward and punishment, hearing people’s feelings and needs rather than their thoughts, what stops us from celebrating life, and more.

2. “Needs and Empathy”
Marshall Rosenberg’s topics include: Empathy dos and don’ts, distinguishing needs from strategies to meet them, and questions from other trainers.

3. “Intimate Relationships”
Marshall Rosenberg’s topics include: Making requests that meet your need for live, giraffe giving, hearing the need behind the “No,”
the cost of hearing a rejection, giraffe love, questions and answers and role plays.

4. “Creating a Life-Serving System Within Oneself”
Topics include: You have never done anything wrong, Empathy for the Chooser and Educator, Empathy for Hitler, Mourning in Giraffe, Restorative Justice, Exercises and role plays.

5. “Experiencing Needs as a Gift”
Topics include: “Needy judgment” role play, Hearing the need behind “No”, Self-fulness vs. selfishness and selflessness; Song “Given To”, the cost of giving from non pure energy, Warning to women, saying bullshit in giraffe, when a discussion ends unfinished.

“Introduction to a Model for Nonviolent Communication”
On this 60-minute audio tape, Marshall B. Rosenberg introduces a model for Nonviolent Communication through discussion, stories and music.

“Connecting Compassionately”
Workshop presentation by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., explains the NVC process for dealing with frustrations & blocks in communication.

“Expressing and Receiving Anger Compassionately”
Marshall B. Rosenberg’s 54 minute audio taped summary of how to fully express and receive anger using NVC principles.

“Nonviolent Communication for Educators”
(formerly called “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of the Heart”) Marshall B. Rosenberg’s keynote address to the 1999 National Conference of Montessori Educators will be of special interest to teachers, parents, and anyone who works with children.

“A Heart-to-Heart Talk”
Marshall B. Rosenberg speaking at the 1999 National Conference of Montessori Educators, offers an in-depth exploration of Nonviolent Communication in the field of education.

“Marshall’s Music 1”
Marshall B. Rosenberg singing Talkin’ Sink or Shrink Blues, Nuclear Weather, I Wish Our Love Had Stayed, Upwardly Mobile, Losing at a Money-Making Game, All American Stud, From Now On, You Don’t Count, Ode to John Wayne, The Sick of Dependency But Not Yet Autonomous Blues, Song for Gloria, Song from Brett, Too Many Missile Blues

“Marshall’s Music 2”
Marshall B. Rosenberg singing I Want to Live Compassionately, Some Wouldn’t Go, I Wish I Could Remember, Titless Bitch Blues, Hey, Sun, There You Are, Grandma & Jesus, Life’s Sweet Flow, The Fools Protecting Me, Help a Little Hope Appear, Nothing’s Growing, Crow With a Crippled Wing, It’s Been a Lovely Day

GROK is a set of 15 interactive games designed for facilitating understanding, listening, connection and fun! Developed by CNVC-certified trainers Christine King and Jean Morrison, each set includes a deck of feelings cards and a deck of needs cards along with game instructions. GROK is designed to play with a group, a couple, or all by yourself to gain clarity and resolve conflicts peacefully.

Children and adults use these furry creatures to practice or teach Giraffe (NVC) and to tame Jackals.

Creatively designed and mounted on a headband, these ears help to inspire compassionate listening in role play situations.

The NVC Dance Floors and Handbook
by Bridget Belgrave and Gina Lawrie

The Dance Floors:
1. 13 Step
2. Integration and Connection
3. Fluency
4. Self Empathy
5. Anger
6. Educator/Chooser
7. Yes/No

Jackal Language Card

The handbook is written for NVC trainers and practice group facilitators, wishing to use the Dance Floors in their teaching and practicing of NVC. It also has useful information for individual practice.