In the Spotlight: Interdependence

Conflicts, even of long standing duration, can be resolved if we can just keep the flow of communication going in which people come out of their heads and stop criticizing and analyzing each other, and instead get in touch with their needs, and hear the needs of others, and realize the interdependence that we all have in relation to each other. We can't win at somebody else's expense. We can only fully be satisfied when the other person's needs are fulfilled as well as our own.

—Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, Founder of Nonviolent Communication

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Arnina Kashtan as explores interdependence, autonomy, valuing self and others, and power-sharing in your relationships. Free yourself to honor your longing for community, belonging, and love. This resource is available for all to listen to and enjoy during August, just below:

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

CNVC Certified Trainer from Columbus, Ohio, USA

Jeff Brown, M.A., has been a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2005, and has led hundreds of trainings in 27 U.S. states and seven countries including South Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Romania and the U.K.

People who experience Jeff's training, coaching, and group facilitation describe him as having a combination of authenticity, vulnerability and humor that engages audiences of all kinds.

Jeff is a trainer and consultant with the Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio, a nonprofit organization based in Columbus, Ohio, and previously served as the organization’s Executive Director from 2009-2015.

He has a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica (Los Angeles, CA) and facilitates difficult conversations with people in conflict using mediation, victim-offender reconciliation and Restorative Circles.

Website: Compassionate Communication of Central Ohio

NVC Library Resources with Jeff Brown

Jeff shows us how to emply NVC to supercharge the possibility of transformation between two people in a mediation process.
Join Jeff Brown for a provocative fishbowl discussion about how privilege and lack of privilege white people.
Many of us check our full selves at the door when entering our workplace. Would you like to learn how to apply NVC principles at work instead? In this session, Jeff details how you can step into greater authenticity at work!
Jeff Brown moderates a fishbowl discussion discussing why it's uncomfortable for them to talk about privilege… what they're doing to be aware of / combat racism… and the role of empathy and NVC around privilege.
Interested in bringing NVC consciousness to your workplace, but want to use a natural and conversational way of speaking? Listen in as Jeff describes three specific skills you can apply immediately: #1: How to express your understanding of a co-worker’s needs; #2: How to apply the three dimensions of needs in a business setting; and #3: How to make a Symbiotic Request that acknowledges holding multiple needs.
What if you work in construction or someplace that you are concerned would not to be open to bringing in Nonviolent Communication(NVC)? The answer depends on what you mean when you say, "Bring NVC into business."
How can you ask for feedback without checking your authenticity at the workplace door? CNVC Certified Trainer Jeff Brown explains that connection requests can help by attending to the quality of your relationship before the content of your request.
CNVC Certified Trainer Jeff Brown explains that it's truly easy to begin bringing NVC to your workplace. Start internally and avoid using NVC as a structured or "right" way to speak.
Ask the Trainer: "I feel a lot of fear or nervousness about approaching a neighbor who uses 'wastebasket talk.' Once she's engaged, there are only two techniques that interrupt the flow: leaving or interrupting."
Ask the Trainer: "I understand that I'm not responsible for someone else's feelings, but my girlfriend doesn't. Do you have ideas for how I could get her to understand this concept?"
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