In this lesson, we will learn examples of toxic language, which is using language in a way that is violent because it harms others with words. Remove examples of toxic language and violent communication from your speech.

The lesson is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg, who educated people to express their needs in a compassionate way in order to avoid ‘violent communication’.

I will teach you common examples of violent communication, such as threatening, blaming, labelling, diagnosing, and guilt tripping.

Many of us often do some or all of these to others without realising. By learning to avoid violent communication, we are able to express our personal needs more effectively and our relationships with others can improve.

Extend Your Learning

◼️ Watch my lesson on phrases people say when they’re angry and arguing.

◼️ Watch my lesson on How to Give Constructive Criticism.

◼️ Stop sounding weak! Do my lesson on the importance of choosing confident language.

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