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September 2015

What is Nonviolent Communication Therapy?

I was interviewed about NVC-inspired therapy earlier in the year by an editor named Tammisan Mason at CareersInPsychology.org. Below is the interview, and you can find the piece on their website  here.

WHAT IS NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION (NVC) THERAPY?

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a methodology pioneered by Marshall Rosenberg. NVC is used to help people understand and connect with themselves and with others. It is also called Compassionate Communication in that it fosters a compassionate perspective toward our own actions and the actions of others.

Obstacles to Assertiveness

I was recently featured in an article on PsychCentral.com about obstacles to assertiveness. Here is the article, written by Margarita Tartakovsky.  Click here to read the article on Psychcentral.com.

5 More Obstacles that Prevent You from Being Assertive
by Margarita Tartakovsky

Many things can squelch our attempts at being assertive — before we ever even start to express ourselves. In a previous piece we talked about three obstacles that stall assertiveness: a sinking self-worth; our fear of disconnecting with the other person; and lack of communication and emotional management skills.

Assertiveness: The Art of Respecting Your Needs While Also Respecting Others' Needs

I was recently featured in an article on PsychCentral.com about the art of assertiveness. Here is the article, written by Margarita Tartakovsky.  Click here to read the article on Psychcentral.com.

Assertiveness: The Art of Respecting Your Needs While Also Respecting Others' Needs
by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. 

Assertiveness lies on a spectrum. On one extreme you’ll find passivity. On the other extreme is aggressiveness. According to psychotherapist Ali Miller, MFT, “Passivity often results from the belief that ‘