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Communicating effectively to build connection

Communicating effectively to build connection

Normally, when we’re upset with someone (including ourselves), we communicate in toxic ways – blaming, passing judgments and making demands. This only results in greater conflict and disconnection, and we stay stuck and unhappy.

Last weekend, I attended a workshop on non-violent communication (NVC), and was so touched by what I learned that I wanted to synthesize and share my learning. And while NVC is a simple, neat framework, it is the underlying principles and attitudes that it encapsulates that resonate with me so much.

Here’s what I learnt about communicating effectively in relationships that matter.