Choose Your Words introduces you to Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a powerful communication strategy that will transform your ability to connect to the person inside the mental illness. You'll learn how to use NVC to create mutually satisfying exchanges, heal painful interaction patterns, avoid language that triggers defensive reactions, and choose words that convey empathy and build trust. You'll also learn how to reclaim ownership of your own feelings and name your own needs: two critical steps toward relationships of greater honesty and deeper connection.
About the Author:
Melanie Sears has been a trainer for the Center of Nonviolent Communications since 1991. She trains businesses, hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, individuals, couples and parents in the process of Nonviolent Communication. Melanie has also worked as a R.N. for twenty six years. She has worked in all areas of the hospital, home care and hospice and has been an administrator and a consultant. Her latest nursing position was as a psychiatric nurse on an acute inpatient unit. She has two grown children both of whom live in Seattle. Melanie presents Nonviolent Communication at conventions, at universities, and at churches. She has been interviewed on the radio and is a published author. Her presentations have been described as exciting, inspiring, educational, and transformative. Melanie says, "Everything is about communications. Any problem can be resolved within minutes when negative energy is transformed into caring connections."
To learn more about Melanie, please go to her web site: www.dnadialogues.com