The Art of Listening: Kathleen Macferran at TEDx Ranier

Video •  15 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
15 minutes

In this thought provoking talk, Kathleen Macferran explores the power of listening to open doors and potentially to transform people. This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.


What Would Be Possible If I Loved Myself?

Audio (Public) •  00:09 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio (Public)
00:09 hours:minutes
How do we deal with ourselves when we're less than perfect? Listen in as Kathleen guides you through a 6-step exercise in empathic presence based on Marshall Rosenberg's Self-Empathy process.

Self Assessment Matrix

Learning Tool •  00:28 hours:minutes
All Skill Levels
Learning Tool
00:28 hours:minutes
This self-assessment Matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.

Self Assessment Matrix

Learning Tools (Public) •  00:28 hours:minutes
All Skill Levels
Learning Tools (Public)
00:28 hours:minutes
This self-assessment Matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.

Consciousness, NVC, and Navigating Inner and Outer Conflicts

Audio •  35 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
35 minutes

Listen to John talk about the inner and outer mediation process, the importance of the "3rd chair," and an experience of working with Pakistani elders.


Being Open to Feeling

Trainer Tip •  1-2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Most of us have been conditioned to withhold the expression of our feelings to some degree. Mary offers a tip to de-stigmatize our feelings and relax into our humanness.


The Power of Empathy

Trainer Tip •  1-2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes

Trainer Tip: When someone is in pain and lashing out, might be a time when empathy is needed most. Empathizing in these moments can be very challenging. Mary offers a few words of ecouragement for these situations.


Taking Responsibility for Your Choices

Trainer Tip •  1-2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Giving up on blame and taking responsibilty for our choices is immensely empowering. Mary offers a tip for growing in this direction.


How Does Change Take Place?

Audio •  5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 minutes

How does change take place?  In this brief segment, Miki explores the three key ingredients that make change possible for individuals as well as for societal change.


Open-Hearted Disagreement

Audio •  6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 minutes

Miki demonstrates how to work with judgmental thinking, offering a two-step process to shift from right/wrong thinking about our disagreements to a more open-hearted state of being.


 
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