What kind of energy would you need to emanate to attract animals in nature to you? This is a story of a profound nature connection I experienced, and how attracting wild animals connects to Nonviolent Communication.
We have many common phrases that can be considered violent and not trauma aware. This is an exploration of some of those phrases, including one frequently used in NVC, which I though was being considerate, and now no longer use.
I have been sharing a party game for over 20 years, which I just realized had some important lessons about normative group dynamics. I explained the game and what I had realized in an NVC group today, and several people asked for the instructions.
This represents a pattern in speech that I learned about from Neuolinguistic Programming as a young teenager. I think it’s probably the most common and easiest to avoid blocker to getting our needs met in all of the English language!
A post of mine on Facebook about my desire to start an NVC practice group got some negative responses. How should I respond? I looked at it as an opportunity to show what the practice group is all about!
Ever have a judgemental thought about someone? For decades I’ve played a simple mental game with myself to help me shift those thoughts into compassionate curiosity. My NVC assessor found it to be a great contribution. Want to play the game?
In a class, the concept of core needs came up and different definitions came up. I shared how I see and use core needs and it resonated with people. Here I explore that in more detail and what it all has to do with the Santa Clause movie.
The spiritual side of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is important enough to the community that writing about it is part of the process to be considered as a trainer. This is my take on NVC spirituality, based on the television series, Lucifer.
This line on The Morning Show got me exploring the energy of apologies coming from an unconscious and punitive headspace versus those coming from a restorative justice headspace, where we are conscious of feelings and needs not met.