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Non violent communication

Healthy education  program idea for elementary school children- NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION  based on M. Rosenberg.

"At the moment, when we can achieve, that people instead of talking
what is not right are focused to their needs, then appears the ability of finding solution." 
Marshall Rosenberg

Non- violent communication is based on M. Rosenberg four step model. M. Rosenberg is worldwide known as conflict mediator.
Non-violent communication program is new, innovative method in Latvia oriented to social emotional competence improvement for elementary school children. During this program children are receiving information about non-violent communication by playing games, doing different exercises to help to integrate new knowledge in their behaviour.

The main benefits of non- violent communication:

  • Better peer communication;
  • Decreases emotional distress sign;
  • Children are learning what is empathic communication to decrease conflicts and aggression;
  • Through games and activities children are learning to distinguish observation from valuation.
  • To understand their own feelings and other feelings;
  • Substantially increases feeling and need word vocabulary;
  • Emotional competences: emotional awareness & regulation.

Non- violent communication pedagogical aim:

  • To observe children interests, needs;
  • To encourage children observation skills;
  • To enlarge new feeling and need words vocabulary;
  • To express request.

The latest research about non-violent communication showed:

  • Teachers, that took part in this program were more empathic;
  • The communication between children and teachers have improved; 
  • Children has more positive self- acceptance, better peer cooperation, less conflicts, better understanding of their own and other feelings and needs;
  • Increases interest to involve into different school activities; 
  • Emotional regulation improves; 
  • New solutions to resolve conflicts.