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    Scary Honesty with Nonviolent Communication 2/6/2021

    Transform Trigger-Bullets into Bouquets 1/9/2021

  • NVC Dudes Highlights (Season 1)

    Online show exploring Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.

    What is Nonviolent Communication?

    NVC is a way to focus our attention to facilitate connection

    Why "Nonviolent"?

    Marshall wanted to highlight the similarity with Gandhi and MLK movements for social justice

    What are Needs/Values?

    Needs represent life's desires for resources within us

    Differentiating Needs & Strategies

    Strategies are what we use/do to meet our needs

    What's Your Passion & Needs Behind Them

    Our passions guide us to what brings us the most alive

    Our "Enlightened Inner-Giraffe"

    Our Inner-Giraffe lives in the truth of our experience, knowing what will serve life the best

    What are Feelings?

    Feelings tell us the level of life fulfillment of our needs

    What are Judgments?

    Two types of judgments: 1. Moral Judgments (right/wrong), 2. Value Judgments (level of satisfaction of needs)

    Empathy for our Judgments

    Judging our judgments causes depression. Empathy for our judgments is the way out

    Sharing Power with a Talking Stick

    Taking turns is foundational to sharing power in communication

    Using Requests to Keep Flow Going

    Requests can be used to keep a conversation alive

    Hearing "No" After Making a Request

    Requests are differentiated from Demands by being okay with "No"

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