Many people I encounter struggle with communication challenges and relationship issues at home, at work, or in their neighborhoods.
By learning to listen empathically and reflect back the other person’s feelings and needs, rather than hearing their judgments or criticisms, we can create more understanding and peace. By learning to express our own feelings and needs, without blame or demands, we keep the communication channels open. Nothing shuts off communication quicker than blame and judgment! Feelings and needs are universal and allow us to connect at the heart level, so that everyone’s needs can be met. In my experience, even the most angry teenager can express herself using feelings and needs when given these tools.
HeartSpeak offers classes for adults or children, mediations, practice groups, and individual coaching based on the methods taught by Marshall Rosenberg (Non-Violent Communication).
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi