Mariska and I explore the linked values of being seen and mattering in a romantic relationship. How does”What do I want?” weigh against, “What can I accept?”
Michael and I discuss the temptation to seek ego in relationship.
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.
Erin and I chew over the Max Rivers interview on NLP (Episode 35), and ponder what is involved in progressing in NVC.
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.
Brian Tohana introduces me to Authentic Relating Games.
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.
The Marriage Mediator, Max Rivers, explains how NLP training informs his needs-based approach to marriage mediation.
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.