Mullica Hill, NJUSA
April 25, 2011
The book as well as its CD version. I highly recommend the five IIT live CDs at cnvc.org! In addition to self-study groups, and workshops I have run, I participate in 1st Monday and intensives offered by nycnvc.org.
The OFNR allows me to be more compassionate towards myself and others. Especially understanding that whatever someone does, it is to meet a need, even if I don't understand it or agree with the action. Seeing someone receive empathy is powerful, IMO!
Yes. I have had an empathy buddy relation for two years with one individual. And I have been running a practice group since 2009? for a more formal sharing of the experiences.
Continually improve my natural use of NVC concepts. By applying them deliberately, it helps me learn and reinforce them. By sharing and explaining to others, it works even better. Its one thing to (think I) know something; another to teach it.
My presence, willingness to facilitate, experiences, empathy, compassion. My silent attention--by allowing you to speak, I believe you are more likely to get to what's alive in you than by expecting you to listening to me.
I came across Nonviolent Communications by accident :) in 2007. Reading chapter 1's NVC in Action hooked me initially, and experiences with NVC have inspired me to participate in other activities and offerings. I have lead several workshops.