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
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
As someone with an interest in cultural studies (as some of you know, my PhD focused on this area), I am always interested in how beliefs manifest in cultural systems and institutions and how, through this, different beliefs and practices are related. Foucault is known for his study of these kinds of connections, in the … Continue reading Respect and Integrity in Response to Violence
A friend just sent me an amusing parody of a cat and his diary entries. From the cat's perspective, of course, actions we take as humans can look very different from how they may seem to a cat. The black sweater removed from the sofa, for example, where the cat was sleeping, in this parody … Continue reading Hearing the Other Side