Because English is now the common,
uniting language of the European Union and most countries
in the world, it is important to use English in a
healthy, constructive way. This means using English in a
way which will:
- Facilitate conflict
prevention and peaceful conflict resolution.
- Increase understanding,
empathy, caring and mutual respect.
Below are links to the writing of
S. P. Hein and others which can be used to form the base
of a training program we propose to call
Non-Violent English can be
A healther way of
listening and speaking which is based on the natural
relationship between our feelings and our needs --
with particular importance to our emotional needs.
These include the emotional needs to feel accepted,
cared about, appreciated, respected, safe,
understood, valued. (See more emotional needs.)