To support your embodied practice of compassionate communication
Use these resources when you need an extra helping hand to support you to move beyond conflict or move towards connection or simply to help you to connect with yourself and understand what is most important to you.
Appreciation = Connection
Practicing Gratitude is the how we say "Thank You" to someone when we are connected to our needs and expressing WHY + HOW what they have said or done has really touched us in some way. This way of giving thanks can really support connection and appreciation in your relationships!
Use this "Self Connection" Journaling exercise to help you find clarity and understanding with yourself! You will need your feelings and needs list to support you, and a quite place to self connect. If you have already attending a beginners course then this will support you to remember the 4 steps of self connection. If you are new to this work, just follow the suggested guidelines and see where it takes you..
Use this "Self Expression" model to help you express what is important to you! You will need your feelings and needs list to support you, and it may help to spend some time connecting with yourself first. If you have already attending a beginners course then this will support you to remember the 4 steps as your practice compassionate self expression.
Dyad meditations" are a beautiful speaking meditation practiced between 2 people.
The intention is to connect with yourself and another person through sharing from a source of inner wisdom and presence which you are able to access when being offered the silent presence of a witnessing listener.
This practice has been initiated by Charles Berner in 1968 and developed and shared by Robert Gonzalez, Robert Maoz Kržišnik and Simone Anliker and others within the NVC community.