• Book Project

    Tracking the emergence of a collection of concepts

  • Welcome!

    This page contains a structure, a logical progression to the blog posts, each forming a first draft of chapters in a collection that could become a book someday. This is a work in progress; I'm open to feedback and suggestions for birthing it for the world. All section titles are subject to change, as this is just a working draft.

  • Section 1 - Foundations

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    Offerings Framework

    Offerings Framework

    Describes the framework of my offerings for 2024 leveraging Inbal Kashtan's NVC Tree of Life - demonstrating how the conscious practice of NVC Self-Empathy is extended by Plotkin's Wild Mind by including the unconscious hidden in the root system underground. The framework can also be leveraged as the high-level outline of the book project, or at least the larger context of a book offering, or a book series.

    Link to Fusion of Jung's Cognitive Functions with Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication

    Fusion of Jung's Cognitive Functions with Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

    Describes how their works are related and how each community of practice can benefit from the other.

    Link to Collaborative Empathic Discovery

    Collaborative Empathic Discovery with the NVC Wheel of Knowing

    Describes how the NVC Wheel of Knowing can be used for Collaborative Empathic Discovery - i.e. NVC Self-Connection, Empathic Listening, Honest Self-Empression, etc.

    Link to Extending the NVC Wheel of Knowing with Plotkin's Wild Mind

    Extending the NVC Wheel of Knowing with Plotkin's Wild Mind

    Describes an outline of how the NVC Wheel of Knowing is extended by including various aspect of the Wild Mind model, including a nature-based 7 directional model of the psyche, archetypes of wholeness, archetype-influenced qualifiers to each window of knowing, subpersonalities and fragments associated with each direction.

    Link to Cultivating Wholeness essay

    Cultivating Wholeness

    Describes an outline of how the NVC Wheel of Knowing is extended by including various aspect of the Wild Mind model, including a nature-based 7 directional model of the psyche, archetypes of wholeness, archetype-influenced qualifiers to each window of knowing, subpersonalities and fragments associated with each direction.

  • Section 2 - Exploring the Depths of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

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    Link to Your Heart is a Symphony Orchestra of Feelings and Needs

    Your Heart is a Symphony Orchestra of Feelings and Needs

    Describes feelings and needs using the metaphor of a symphony orchestra.

    Link to Feelings Flow Naturally from the Satisfaction Level of Needs

    Needs are Natural

    Describes how needs are the life energy in us seeking fulfillment.

    Link to Feelings Flow Naturally from the Satisfaction Level of Needs

    Feelings Flow Naturally From the Satisfaction Level of Needs

    Describes how the satisfcation level of our needs causes our feelings.

    Link to Feelings Flow Naturally from the Satisfaction Level of Needs

    "Inscendence" as a Human Need

    Describes my discovery of "Inscendence" by Thomas Berry as a universal human need.

    Link to Transcendence and Inscendence Are Opposite Poles on the Same Tree

    Transcendence and Inscendence are Opposite Poles of the Same Tree

    Describes using a tree as a metaphor for describing how transcendence and inscendence are related.

  • Section 3 - Deepening the Practice with Wild Mind

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    Link to Exploring Shadow

    Exploring Shadow - what we can't see about ourselves that causes trouble while hidding some gold

    Describes "shadow" from Jung's and Plotkin's perspective, how you might identify shadow, and how you can work with it.

    Link to Deep Connection

    Deep Connection - extending connection to the more-than-human world

    Describes how connection with nature is an essential part of living.

    Link to Deep Connection Part 2 - Earth-Rooted Universal Human Needs

    Deep Connection (Part 2): Earth-Rooted Universal Human Needs

    Describes how self-empathy opens you to the world!

  • Section 4 - Collaborative Empathic Discovery

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    Link to Am I Willing?

    Am I Willing?

    Describes the importance of taking personal responsibility by being truthful to myself and others

    Link to Internal Requests for Connection

    Internal Requests for Connection

    Describes exemplar requests of oneself for connection to self, and to life.

    Link to Self-Empathy

    Self-Empathy

    Describes the focus on the Perspective of Oneself: what’s alive in me? — i.e. how it’s going and why, what might make life wonderful?

    Link to 5-Steps to Empathic Listening

    5-Steps to Empathic Listening - beyond active listening to curiosity of needs/values

    Describes how to go about listening with empathy.