Castro Valley, CAUSA
October 5, 2015
With NVC in my toolbox, I am more able to stay connected in a meaningful way....mostly. BUT, I believe NVC is not the only or most effective applied practice, crucial to meaningful connection, or stripping judgment from communication. The techniques and aims NVC offers, are a good foundation. However, my understanding is that 75% of communication is non-verbal, so words matter, but so does tone-of-voice, facial expressions, and body language, delivered with REAL EMPATHY for the receiver's experience in hearing and remaining connected to the speaker. In my limited experience (since 2009) with NVC groups and individuals who use it diligently, some still come across as judgey dicks, and if you don't express yourself using "correct" NVC, they deem you an "unskilled" communicator.
Foundations One, Men's NVC Empathy group, Misc NVC meetups, and consciously applying to daily life. :-)
Seeking respectful connection and communication by including NVC methods as a helpful fraction of the whole that's most effective in delivering or receiving the vulnerable content within ourselves and others.