Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a method of speaking to others that focuses on compassion instead of judgment. Expressing your feelings can make NVC more effective.
NVC has four main steps:
- Observation: You list specific observations, data, and facts.
- Feeling: You state how you feel.
- Need: You explain the underlying need or motivation behind your feelings.
- Request: You make a specific request that addresses your needs.
How Expressing Feelings Helps NVC
Expressing yourself can be scary, but it can also be empowering. By making your feelings clear, you can get to the root of the issue and resolve your problems using NVC.