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
Part Two in a Three Part Series on Gratitude Circles Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash In my last blog, the first in this series on Gratitude Circles, I shared what motivated my creating Gratitude Circles and the context within Nonviolent Communication. In this blog, Part Two, I share how to set up and conduct … Continue reading Life Energy via Gratitude
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, 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 needs. The … 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