Part One in a Three Part Series on Gratitude Circles Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash Given that this week is Thanksgiving in the U.S. and that I recently started offering Gratitude Circles online, it seemed an appropriate time to blog about gratitude and Gratitude Circles. I hope you enjoy this series and consider … Continue reading Aliveness and Joy: A Gift of Gratitude
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
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.
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
One way to transform our society so that everyone's needs matter is to focus on transforming organizational and business cultures using Nonviolent Communication.
As a basic human need, empathy can be deeply healing, clarifying, restorative, and liberating, and help us create positive change both internally and externally.
These are scary and uncertain times. What will emerge? We don't know yet. We are in the midst of a pandemic, waiting for an effective treatment and vaccine (or herd immunity). In the United States, the unemployment rate is more than 20% and is approaching the height of the Great Depression. More than 100,000 people … Continue reading Listening as a Radical Response to Scary Times
Guest blog by Shona Cameron, Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. I have recently revisited the work of Riane Esler and her view of humanity as being divided into two lenses through which we can view the world: Partnership: Life is interconnected and is a web of relatedness.Domination: Life is a pile with … Continue reading Choosing Partnership over Domination
Guest blog by John Kinyon, Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and teacher of Empathy and Mindfulness As I write this, it is just a few days after the U.S. Senate acquitted Donald Trump of impeachment. It is no surprise to me that Trump proclaimed himself completely vindicated and exonerated of any misdeeds. … Continue reading Empathic Connection and Politics
By practicing observations in NVC, we are retraining our brains and neural pathways by stating what we’re experiencing in a positive way and being proactive: sharing what we’re seeing and hearing (observations), how it lives in us (feelings), what we want on a core level (needs) and then what we desire on a strategy level (requests).