Influential Past Teachers

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Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

Foundation of Teaching
Nonviolent Communication, Clinical Psychology, Peace, Compassion

Example of Teaching
“Empathy lies in our ability to be present without opinion.”


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Marshall Rosenberg

Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg is founder and director of educational services for The Center for Nonviolent Communication

Growing up in an inner–city Detroit neighborhood Dr. Marshall Rosenberg was confronted daily with various forms of violence. Wanting to explore the causes of violence and what could be done to reduce violence, he chose to study clinical psychology and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1961. In 1966 he was awarded diplomat status in clinical psychology from the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology.

Nonviolent Communication training evolved from Dr. Rosenberg’s quest to find a way of rapidly disseminating much needed peacemaking skills. The Center for Nonviolent Communication emerged out of work he was doing with civil rights activists in the early 1960’s. During this period he also mediated between rioting students and college administrators and worked to peacefully desegregate public schools in long-segregated regions.

Since the inception of the Center, the response to Nonviolent Communication training has been extremely positive. It is seen as a powerful tool for peacefully resolving differences at personal, professional, and political levels. Dr. Rosenberg has provided Nonviolent Communication training in 60 countries; Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guyana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldavia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Puerto Rico, Russia, Rwanda, Scotland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Yugoslavia. He works with such groups as educators, managers, mental health and health care providers, lawyers, military officers, prisoners, police and prison officials, clergy, government officials, and individual families. He is also active in war-torn areas and economically disadvantaged countries, offering Nonviolent Communication training to promote reconciliation and peaceful resolution of differences.

Dr. Rosenberg has been able to teach individuals to give the training in their own community, work, educational, and political environments, and in their own languages, with the same positive effects.



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    Marshall Rosenberg How To Practice Nonviolent Communication

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    Nonviolent Communication: Interview with Marshall Rosenberg

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    Ed and Deb Shapiro 7 Men Transforming the World

    by Ed and Deb Shapiro: What could an astronaut who walked on the moon, a brilliant doctor who has proven that yoga and diet helps heart disease and an actor who is committed to helping the environment possibly have in [...]

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    Marshall Rosenberg Compassionate Communication

    by Marshall Rosenberg: At an early age, most of us were taught to speak and think “Jackal.” This language is from the head. It is a way of mentally classifying people into varying shades of good and bad, right and [...]

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    The Heart of Parenting: Nonviolent Communication in Action

    by Parenting With Presence: Nonviolent Communication allows us to shift our thinking from good and bad judgments to heartfelt connection with ourselves and our children through focusing on the universal human needs we are both seeking to meet. “She drives [...]

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1. "Always hear the 'Yes' in the 'No'." 2. "Never do anything that isn't play." 3."Avoid 'shoulding' on others and yourself!" 4. "Ask before offering advice or reassurance." 5. "Intellectual understanding blocks empathy." 6. "Use anger as a wake-up call to unmet needs." 7. "We need to receive empathy to give empathy." Read More Quotes >>>

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