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Beginner’s mind

Beginner’s mind

Beginner’s mind The power of not knowing all So many times I attended workshops where I had some prior knowledge, with the attitude: “I doubt that I can learn anything new!”. So many times I dismissed the arguments of political opponents before I even heard them! And...

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Our biased mind

Our biased mind

In the beginning of my NVC experience   When I started learning NVC, I was very passionate. At last, I had discovered a way to communicate where connection and the needs of everyone matter. I could both listen with empathy to what was important to others as well...

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Blind Spots

Blind Spots

Why are they behaving like that?   Do you sometimes wonder why others are so angry? Or you might be wondering why people are so nasty? Perhaps you are annoyed that some people are so stingy? Now and then, judgements of others appear within us. We lose our balance...

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The four NVC steps in practice

The four NVC steps in practice

The four NVC steps The four steps of Nonviolent Communication (known also as four components) help us to consciously use words in order to clearly express what we want. Using the four steps increases the chance of establishing contact and mutual understanding. They...

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How can anger enrich you and your relations

How can anger enrich you and your relations

For some of us anger can be seen as an information that there is something wrong with us, with others or with the whole situation. In some cultures there are different beliefs about anger or “angry people”. For example that “nice girls should not get angry” or that...

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When honestly showing up means to stay closed

When honestly showing up means to stay closed

Last year in December I went to a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) International Intensive Training in Birmingham. One (of more) fantastic incident was, that Magdalena Malinowska was there – which ended/started in the co-creation of the “Time for Honesty” Project...

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Honesty for money

Honesty for money

  In today’s article I would like to share with you my experience and reflections about possible causes for which we might work hard, but our bank accounts do not reflect it or we feel somehow "guilty" about taking money for helping people, or we might think it...

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A lesson in honesty

A lesson in honesty

  A few years ago I got a lesson in honesty. I was at a summer festival and to make a long story short there was a couple which experienced an incident that led to one of them seeking support and empathy from another festival participant. The other one had...

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