At its best, I appreciate how Nonviolent Communication can serve as a bridge, supporting one's navigating the personal as political (interior work amidst a broader civic context) as well as a kind of daily, mindfulness practice (grounded in a language-oriented spirituality).
If you're interested in NVC resources, then you might want to check out my website: streetgiraffes.com (here's CNVC commenting, via Facebook, as to this other blog: CNVC: "Celebrating a very full NVC website").
As to me, personally, I first encountered Nonviolent Communication while perusing a Tricycle magazine article, vividly written by Katy Butler, detailing her discovery of NVC as a worthy complement to the Buddhist discipline of "right speech".
I conceive of this path, at least in part, as an exploration of how to "mediate one's life" -- i.e. navigate intra/interpersonal dynamics -- with universal human needs as a common denominator.
Along these lines, I offer a couple of options to learn more about NVC:
1) I facilitate a free, monthly sangha/telepractice-group &
A bit more as to my path: Street Giraffe | about.me
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"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." ~ George Bernard Shaw
"Street Giraffe" defined:
- Phrasing Needs
- Joining the Call
"Every time I mess up is a chance to practice."
~ Marshall Rosenberg
2) & NVC Mediation (consultations):
“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well of being heard.”
~ William Hazlitt
About | Street Giraffes (resource-intensive blog):
- Handy Handouts
- Approaches to NVC
- NVC Consciousness
- Focusing & Inner Relationship Focusing
- Jackal/Giraffe Ears
- Living-Energy of Needs
- Spiritual Basis of NVC
- Politics & NVC
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