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...
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...
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...
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...
The art of listening with empathy

The art of listening with empathy

  About empathy.   Many people that I have met on my path are convinced that they have no problem with empathy. They say that they can listen patiently and then show compassion and understanding by suggesting a solution, sharing their experience or giving a...

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