At PLS, we practice NonViolent Communication (NVC). It is a concept developed by Marshall Rosenberg. “It eliminates the language of shame, blame, criticism and demand, since such an evaluative language leads to violence” (The Center for Non-violent Communication, 2016). It encourages us to focus on what we & others are observing. It offers practical skills for the purpose of creating connections of compassionate giving & receiving, based on a consciousness of interdependence and power with others (rather than over others).
List of needs: https://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory
List of feelings: https://www.cnvc.org/Training/feelings-inventory