We’re so pleased by and proud of the accomplishments of our program participants. This spring, two West Coast intensive program participants published articles about nonviolent communication.
I see two origins. One is when the strategies we’ve chosen for meeting our needs clash. The other arises from hurt that we may experience as a result of other people’s actions. Often this involves a triggering of hurt or of pain that may go all the way back to childhood.”
You can read the rest of Teresa’s article here.
Second-year participant Cindy Bigbie contributed to the Tallahassee Grapevine an article entitled “Good Things Come to Those Who W.A.I.T.” When you’re feeling like a prisoner of your rage toward another person, Cindy writes, the best strategy is to hit the pause button.
In NVC, WAIT stands for “Why Am I Talking” or “What AM I Telling myself?” In other words, when you feel that internal pull to say something to the other person in the midst of upset — don’t. WAIT! Marshall Rosenberg…often says “When emotions are high, the intelligence is low.” So it’s a good practice to WAIT — usually at the time when it’s the last thing you’d like to do.
Cindy is organizing a weekend workshop with John Kinyon in Tampa, Florida, this summer (September 14-16). You can read the rest of Cindy’s article here.