A Helping Hand, mediation with Nonviolent Communication by Liv Larsson

By Liv Larsson

IS IT attainable to aid people resolve THEIR CONFLICTS with out GETTING SUCKED IN your self? definite! and there's a particular set of talents which makes it more likely that your efforts may be winning. This e-book, step-by-step, teaches you ways to develop into an efficient mediator. upload perform, perform, perform (and a few self-reflection), and you may quickly have a good time your first successes in assisting humans to attach, no matter if you're a father or mother, instructor, company supervisor, counselor or peace employee. except that, you'll get a great beginning in Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent verbal exchange (NVC), on which this very down-to-earth method of mediation is predicated upon, and plenty of solutions to functional questions. Take the opportunity to profit mediation from Liv Larsson, an skilled coach who has taught peacemakers in violent conflicts in Thailand and Sri Lanka (and to many others in Western nations) and who applies the exact same talents to resolve conflicts in her kin!

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The experiment began with the experiment leader explaining that they would be testing the effect of punishments on learning. The teacher/volunteer, received an electric shock of 45 volts to demonstrate the shocks that the “student” would be exposed to during the course of the experiment. If the answer was wrong, the student received an electrical shock. The strength of the shock was increased by each wrong answer. As the intensity of the shocks increased, the student complained increasingly loudly, banged on the wall, until finally falling silent, neither giving further responses nor complaints.

1 We are so used to contests and focusing on who is winning, that we easily transfer this way of thinking to all areas of life. In a friendship relationship or a love relationship, few of us might consciously ask ourselves the question: “who is winning”. Still, conflicts often resemble contests where our struggle for power comes down to winning over our opponent. Mediation with the help of NVC aims to create a so called “Win-Win” solution, as opposed to a zero-sum game. A zero-sum game means that gains and losses equal out, the total sum of the gains and the losses in the game is zero1.

In this way it becomes clear how their own actions can affect both their closest family and relatives, and even target themselves. One of the principles in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), the approach that this book draws upon, is that we are interdependent. The purpose of NVC is to create a connection between us where we wish for everyone’s needs to be considered and met to the greatest possible extent. To be able to create this quality of connection, we have to be willing to realize that our actions affect others.

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