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Empathy

  • Empathy lies in our ability to be present without opinion. 
  • When giving empathy, you want to strive for this kind of total presence for the person you are listening to. 
  • Our goal is to create a quality of empathic connection that allows everyone's needs to be met. 
  • Often, instead of offering empathy, we have a strong urge to give advice or reassurance and to explain our own position or feeling. 
  • The first step in healing is to put the focus on what's alive now, not what happened in the past.
  • Postpone result/solution thinking until later; it's through connection that solutions materialize.
  • Source : These quotes are found on several NVC websites, but without mention of the book or conference source.
  • Publication date : Various.
photo ROSENBERG Marshall

American psychologist who defined and developed the concept and practice of non-violent communication (NVC) starting in the 1960s).