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.
Erin and I converse about how to stay in relation to emotions that don’t readily admit themselves to names. I share that this is something that comes up for me in doing eldercare.
What is circling? And how might it be related to the practice of NVC? This is the first in a series of episodes in which I plan to explore that question.
- The conversation between Andy and Decker Cunov that I mention as having been so taken by can be found here.
I request some help from listeners in re-doing my response to a Mom who’s all in on the power-with model, and we role play to explore her disinclination to let others meet her needs.
John Lash of The Georgia Conflict Center learned NVC in prison, and brings a deeply informed and felt perspective to its place alongside self inquiry and the principles and practices of restorative justice. To hear John in conversation with another interlocutor, find Alum Perry’s interview with him here.
Sasha helps me re-see and re-imagine a conversation in which I wasn’t all that I could be.
A retired Army Ranger has had second thoughts about the meaning of his career. Now he struggles to know how to respond, especially in casual situations, to being acknowledged for it.