The Four Ingredients to Effectively Tell my Partner to Stop Telling Me Where to Go (in the Car)! (Part Two)

The second in a two part series on a language-learning perspective/approach to NVC. Photo by Dario Morandotti on Unsplash With guest blogger Elizabeth A. Thomson Last Fall I was very happy to discover someone on the other side of the world (Australia) who, like me, has a background in linguistics and takes a language- learning … Continue reading The Four Ingredients to Effectively Tell my Partner to Stop Telling Me Where to Go (in the Car)! (Part Two)

The Four Ingredients to Effectively Tell my Partner to Stop Telling Me Where to Go (in the Car)

The first in a two part series on a language-learning perspective/approach to NVC Photo by Quynh Do on Unsplash With guest blogger Elizabeth A. Thomson Last Fall I was very happy to discover someone on the other side of the world (Australia) who, like me, has a background in linguistics and takes a language-learning approach … Continue reading The Four Ingredients to Effectively Tell my Partner to Stop Telling Me Where to Go (in the Car)

Sitting With Not Knowing: Embracing the the Heart of Nonviolent Communication

Photo by Tobias Veltmaat on Unsplash The following blog is an extended and updated version of the podcast episode, "Sitting with Not Knowing." As we approach the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere with the Winter Solstice, an unconscious, more primal part of us might be wondering, “When will the days start getting … Continue reading Sitting With Not Knowing: Embracing the the Heart of Nonviolent Communication

Empathizing 2.0: The Love-Fear Spectrum of Feelings

Part Three in Three-Part Series Photo by Torsten Dederichs on Unsplash Part Three by guest blogger Dorset Campbell-Ross  CNVC Certified Trainer, Australia  Note from Dian: In part three of this series on connecting with younger parts, Dorset Campbell-Ross further explores this form of deep self-empathy, offering practical tools to soothe these parts and give them … Continue reading Empathizing 2.0: The Love-Fear Spectrum of Feelings

Empathizing 2.0: Soothing our Younger Parts when Overwhelmed

In part two of this series on connecting with younger parts, Dorset Campbell-Ross offers practical tools to soothe these parts and give them an opportunity to be heard. I invited Dorset to write on this topic after we exchanged some ideas on the CNVC Certified Trainers list and discovered that we each had developed, on opposite sides of the earth, similar and yet distinct practices.

Empathizing 2.0: Listening to the Different Voices in our Heads

Part One in Three-Part Series Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash Marshall Rosenberg Marshall Rosenberg, as part of his sharing NVC (Nonviolent Communication), talked about us all having two parts, “The Chooser'' and “The Educator.” The Chooser is the part that makes choices about what we say and do, choosing what will hopefully meet our … Continue reading Empathizing 2.0: Listening to the Different Voices in our Heads