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.
The Connection Practice: A Skill Set for a More Connected World – for Schools, Nonprofits, & Businesses – Create more peace in all your relationships. Learn to resolve conflicts quickly through connecting more fully with the feelings and needs in yourself and others, and accessing your heart’s wisdom.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Rumi