Old emotional hurts and pains can easily erupt when you’re in the throes of conflict – even if you’re the mediator. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could avoid all of that, and instead create more peace and happiness for yourself, your family, your co-workers and your community?
What do you do when both people engaging in dialogue are in pain at the same time? Since we cannot listen when we are in pain, we need tools to navigate these moments. Listen to Yoram share two strategies for accessing self-connection and empathy when both people are hurting.
Yoram shares about the importance of honesty (what is actually going on in you) and the dilemma of honesty (should I say it or should I not). Watch Yoram demonstrate the difference between expressing our honest judgments (I will be really honest with you, you are...) and expressing radical authenticity (describing our own authenticity). Peeling back the layers of authenticity leads to a message of care for self or for another.
How to maintain conscious connection and compassion as you grapple with the tragic violence in Ukraine? Here we'll look at dissolving enemy images we have, inviting mourning, maintaining self connection that benefits our global community, creating ideas for action, acknowledging the power of what we envision, and engaging in an exercise for applying consciousness and skills to an imaginary scenario.
What is resonance? How can the vibrations between cellos guide our understanding of resonance? Listen to Sarah affirm that "resonance is the most important thing that happens between humans to make our brains work well and make our brains be good places to live." NVC can create resonance between people which calms us and restructures the right hemisphere of the brain.
Listen in as Mary deftly blows the role of facilitator wide open in this excerpt from her very popular 2021 course, Facilitate NVC Groups with Joy and Confidence. She also covers a variety of useful tips such as what to do if you feel lost or confused, how to trust your gut, and ideas around utilizing empathy for yourself!