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

The NVC Model: A Map to Your Intentions

When coaching clients or leading trainings about Collaborative Communication (NVC), I like to point out that the practice involves two aspects:  the skill set---focused on four basic steps, and what I call the mindset---the consciousness or awareness---that informs those steps: our desire--for harmony, understanding, collaboration, or greater connection. If you're practicing OFNR by rote---going through "observations, … Continue reading The NVC Model: A Map to Your Intentions

Embracing the Body: Learning Compassion as a “Felt-Sense”

  Think back to when you were five. What do you remember learning? I bet it's hard to recall a specific fact or statistic.  Yet I bet anything you learned with your body -- riding a bicycle, swimming, playing an instrument, or jumping rope, for example -- you probably still remember and know how to … Continue reading Embracing the Body: Learning Compassion as a “Felt-Sense”