NonViolent Communication changed my life. It’s showed me how to be authentic, to express my truth in ways less likely to offend, and more likely to be heard. It’s taught me how to deal more peacefully with conflict, both internal and external. It’s clarified for me why people behave in the very strange ways that […]
“Forgive your brother for what he has not done.” – A Course in Miracles I mourn what our culture does to our kids. I so often see adults speaking to kids in ways that are shaming and punitive, and I see the kids faces, and my heart breaks. I want to take them and reassure
‘Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.’ – Carl Jung This is part of why NVC works. It helps us to understand what’s going on underneath the surface – specifically, identifying the feelings we’re having, which point to the needs, which are what drive us.
“The more authentic you become, the more genuine in your expression, particularly regarding personal experiences and even self-doubts, the more people can relate to your expression and the safer it makes them feel to express themselves. That expression, in turn, feeds back on the other person’s spirit, and genuine creative empathy takes place, producing new
I find the 4 steps of OFNR – Observation, Feelings, Needs, Request – to be an amazing tool, because we can use the same 4 steps both internally, to guide our thinking, and externally, to guide our words, and also we can apply it both ourselves, and to others. as an internal process, working out