Long time practitioner Mukti tells her NVC story, as well as explains how Emotionally Focused Therapy has added another dimension to her couples counseling work. She offers courses at EveryDayLove.com.au that integrate insights from both modes.
Stephen Michael Tumolo is Executive Director of Heart to Heart: Comienzos East. His organization teaches sensation-awareness, mindfulness, and NVC in jails, prisons, and half-way houses. An article portraying the work he and his volunteer staff do can be found here.
Josh Stein runs The School of Circling Wizardry. This is our round-about conversation about what circling is, and how he got involved. This is not a conversation about NVC--except in so far as all relational practices are one.
The distinction between a request and a demand, and the energy attendant on each, is nowhere more consequential than in our sex lives. Jefe and I have a preliminary conversation about how this is at stake in BDSM play.
In this short episode I reflect on where I wanted NVCpractice.com to go, and where it seems to me to be going. You might call this episode self-involved, but I'd request to have it heard as an exercise in self-connection.
Adam Vogal is the President of the Oregon Peace Institute. What is to be done when one is out in public, and suddenly on the cusp of a violent situation? Adam conducts training on how to make sound choices.
Chelsea's NVC challenge is that her partner doesn't share her ideas about how to show up when their young sons are in conflict. It's a fascinating conflict about conflict, I think, and we use role play to begin to find a way to conversation.
Max Rivers suggests that a primary potential of an intimate relationship is revealing and meeting the specific needs one gave up on getting met in one's family of origin. Filmmaker Hanna Utkin (The NVC Family Camp Documentary) conducts the interview.
M. J. Harding has co-written a musical in which characters vested with institutional power come to use Nonviolent Communication for purposes of surveillance and state-sponsored violence. It's called Removal Men, and some clips are available here.