Copyrights and Permissions

The Communication-Skills.Net Library
adaptation of
the Creative Commons License to Use and Copy

You have permission to make an unlimited number of copies of the Seven Challenges Workbook, chapters and sections thereof, and all related teaching materials found on the The Communication-Skills.Net Library web site, for use in your family, school, college, university, business, public agency, church, synagogue, mosque, temple, and/or community service organization, or for sale to the general public, as follows: 
The pages and documents appearing on this web site are copyright 1997 through 2018 by Dennis Rivers, except where otherwise noted or where excerpts from scholarly works have been cited in accordance the Fair Use doctrine. 

All documents on this site WRITTEN BY DENNIS RIVERS or GENE KNUDSEN HOFFMAN or DAVID RICHO including The Seven Challenges Workbook, The Geometry of Dialogue, and Compassionate Listening  may be reproduced in whole or in part under the terms of the

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License, which you
can read at

    (Documents by other authors may have different copyright arrangements.)
    Please include the following notice at the end of any multiple-page copies of material written by Dennis Rivers:  (change name for material written by Gene K. Hoffman or David Richo)

    “Copyright 1997-2018 by Dennis Rivers. Reproduced with author’s permission under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License, available at .

      Please note individually reproduced pages as “Copyright 2006 by Dennis Rivers. Reproduced with author’s permission under Creative Commons license.”  or “Copyright 2006 by Gene Knudsen Hoffman. Reproduced with author’s permission under Creative Commons license,” as appropriate.

      The Seven Challenges Workbook is available online as a free PDF document.  Click here. 

      For more legal and technical information about the Creative Commons license to use, please visit

      May all your efforts to create more cooperative families, workplaces and communities be blessed with success. 

      Notes on information sources, content and copyrights: 

      >>>>>The information featured on this page is drawn from one or more of the following sources: (A) my personal understanding of communication skills, human development and psychotherapy (as informed by my studies in psychology, sociology and pastoral counseling), (B)contributions from identified authors, (C)the Google and (D)Bing search engines, (E) and (F)Barnes & Noble book listings, (G)Google Books and (H)WorldCat library references, (I)Wikipedia, (J)Creative Commons resources found across the web, (K)the specific-book information pages of various book publishers, and (L) ChatGPT.

      >>>>> All materials on this website marked as “Creative Commons” may be reproduced in accordance with the specific Creative Commons license indicated.  All text and photos not marked as either Public Domain or Creative Commons, are used with permission and retain their original copyright status. If we have indavertently used without permission an image belonging to you, please contact us right away and we will remove it.

      >>>>> The information on this site is indended to provide education, inspiration and developmental encouragement, not medical care or psychotherapy. If you are experiencing intense distress, please seek emotional support and professional/spiritual help right away.

      Dennis Rivers, MA, Editor