Why it is important
Nonviolent communication (NVC) has been reported as effective in reducing domestic violence. NVC enhance the ability to work together and live together with more vitality and harmony, handle conflict, and respond to others with more interest and understanding. NVC improves conflict resolution. It is found to increase equanimity and decrease anger. Prisoners trained in nonviolent communication has shown improvement in self-reported anger, self-compassion. In general NVC principles helps to develop empathy. Empathy strengthens social bonds.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that
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-  Alejandra Suarez, Dug Y. Lee, Christopher Rowe, Alex Anthony Gomez, Elise Murowchick and Patricia L. Linn,
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