What are the top 10 nonviolent communication techniques?
A team of researchers led by Professor M.C.S. Srivastava has produced a list of nonviolent communication strategies for a broad range of social justice issues.
The list is part of a forthcoming book, Communication Strategies for the Social Justice Imperative: Lessons from the Black Lives Matter Movement.
The book was published by University of Minnesota Press.
The team of nine researchers, led by M. C. S. Sravastava, PhD, a professor in the School of Communication at the University of Michigan, developed the list of the top ten nonviolent communication methods for a wide range of issues including environmental justice, public health, gender, economic empowerment, environmental justice and community health.
The authors of the book have created an interactive map, and a list that links to each of the methods is below.
To read the full list, click here.
The top ten strategies for nonviolent communication include the following: 1.
Using the power of the voice.
Being aware and accepting your situation.
Encouraging others to act in accordance with their own desires and concerns.
Making yourself available for others.
Making a point of not giving up and not giving in to others.
Taking care of others without using violence.
Refusing to accept blame for your actions.
Making sure that everyone is aware of your actions and what they mean to them.
Making time for the people around you.
Being willing to listen.
The authors say that, in their opinion, there are “two ways of communicating with others: either by using the voice and letting them know you are listening, or by using direct speech, which is the most direct method of communication.
The latter method requires no violence to achieve your goals.
The former method requires only a voice and some verbal expression to express your ideas and goals.
They suggest that the first method, if adopted, will bring the most peace and joy to those who use it, and they think it would be helpful for the world as a whole.”
According to the researchers, the techniques outlined in the book are:1.
Talking to yourself.
This is when one is trying to communicate with others, to encourage them to take responsibility for their actions and to use the power in their hands.
This technique is especially effective for addressing the needs of the disadvantaged.2.
In this technique, a person simply speaks to himself, rather than using a language such as words, names, images or phrases.
A person who speaks directly to himself will communicate in more powerful and direct terms.3.
Using an external medium.
This can include writing, listening to music, writing a letter, drawing, writing in a journal, or any other medium that provides a medium for the speaker to express his thoughts and feelings.4.
Talking about issues.
This includes expressing a concern or concern to others, asking questions, expressing anger or frustration or sharing a message.5.
Directly confronting others.
This techniques is used when a person feels a need to express anger or distress, and the person uses physical force to make the other person listen.6.
Making space for others to speak.
This method can be used when someone is feeling uncomfortable and feels it is important to listen to the others.7.
Giving permission for others not to speak about their concerns.
This allows them to say what they feel without having to resort to violence or other forms of punishment.8.
Not telling others what you think or feeling.
This does not include talking to yourself or anyone else about your thoughts and emotions.9.
Being prepared to listen, but respecting your own feelings.
This may include saying something along the lines of, “Well, it’s ok to have my feelings hurt, but I’m not ok with you not letting me talk about it,” or, “I don’t want to hurt you, but it’s not ok for you to talk about your feelings.”10.
Communicating with compassion.
This refers to showing empathy for others, showing concern for others’ needs and wants, and expressing concern or interest in other people’s lives.