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

NVC: Focused On the Sunny Side of the Street

Years before Positive Psychology became the movement that it is today, Marshall Rosenberg, who developed the NVC model, already had discovered that focusing on the positive--what actually is happening (rather than what's "wrong") and what we do want (rather than what we don't or shouldn't want) is far more effective in creating the changes we … Continue reading NVC: Focused On the Sunny Side of the Street