As days turn into weeks, weeks into months, this time of the coronavirus is calling on us to find refuge and support for our inner and outer lives.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Mindfulness are two powerful resources for us to find our own inner balance, clarity, and compassion.
And this is not the time to isolate! It’s the time to intentionally connect in community and relationships. Let’s come together to create experiences in community that boost our inner resources, welcome our gifts, help us engage with ourselves and the world.
You will find in the above links opportunities to join me and global community in exploring, connecting, celebrating, and mourning.
Feedback from last NVC and Mindfulness on line series:
Hi Roberta, and thanks so much for this course! I feel nourished (first time
I've ever used that word this way) in my ability to be open to others and also
to hold apparently contradictory ideas and needs in the same space and let them get along. Blessings to you and Robin and the NVC community.
Steve Landau MD
President, AMURT (Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team - USA branch)
With the Engaged Buddhism & NVC I am learning to be present, to be mindful, to be aware, its something simple and new, like conscious breathing, being in the present momenta and so on… Oh, it gives me a new way of experiencing life which runs through me. Some awakening and liberation in it. Yes, it is, and its vulnerable and painful ... I have found your course so valuable because mindfulness in my experience is the most important principle I have learned in NVC; and Buddhism added a lot to this. I like your way of teaching which for me is flexible, kind and deep, with much dedication to it; it’s the way you are in the world. Thanks for your loving and compassionate being.
Eastern Europe participant
...Because of your course, I became more aware of my inner feelings when I am communicating by email, voicemail or text. I paused before texting her again. And then I got curious about what her life is like now with her kids and husband at home, while she tries to work upstairs. I felt some compassion and a deeper yearning to connect rather than an irritation at her unavailability. I sent a text from the place of curiosity, and compassion. ... I think that there is an energetic ether that communicates even more than our words, in some cases. And clearly my different attitude and demanding energies were replaced, and she actually RESPONDED!
So, from this experience, I felt empowered to take more frequent pregnant, aware pauses.
And check out my website and blog!
Connect Before you Correct!
Video with Roberta Wall
Personal with Roberta
(scroll down to podcast 55)
Handout Exploring NVC Principles and Practices in the Context of Power and Privilege: Click here
Handout for Tips using NVC for Having Difficult Conversations: Click here