If bringing up a need or making a request feels hard and heavy, listen to Nathan Schechter describe how the simple formula for Non-Violent Communication (NVC for short) can help you navigate both the emotion and logic of any conversation.
NVC is an approach to communication, based on principles of nonviolence. It is not a technique to end disagreements, but rather a method designed to increase empathy and improve the quality of life of those who utilize the method and the people around them.
The four main components of NVC are OFNR:
- Observe without judging
- Express feelings
- Share your needs
- Make a request