Diary of an NVC Mum

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The bane of every parent’s life… kids fighting. Read how Jessica White, Communication for Life team member and NVC mum restores peace between her 4 year old and nearly 2 year old daughters through the power of empathy and self-connection… One of my biggest parenting challenges is when my oldest daughter (Inca 4.5) hits or … Read more

Parenting with Peaceful Power

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Parenting with Peaceful Power I have grappled with a name for Communication for Life’s parenting workshops that captures for me the heart of NVC with children. For now, “Peaceful Power” is the best way I can sum up the shift from ‘power over’ to ‘power with’ that NVC consciousness supports. When you’re in the thick … Read more

From “Aaaaargghhhh!” to “Aaaaahhhh….”

From “Aaarggghh!” to “Aaaahhh….” Using NVC Observations to reduce overwhelm. If you know a little about NVC, then you have probably experienced the benefits of using the first of the 4 steps – observations – effectively in your communication with others. For example, instead of talking with your partner about them forgetting to buy the … Read more

“If you really loved me…”

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“If you really loved me…” How many people, when they’re talking about Mr or Mrs Right, are referring to themselves? Most of us haven’t been taught that it’s how we are thinking about ourselves and others that is causing our unhappiness. We are largely unaware of how much responsibility for our happiness we are putting … Read more

Life Beyond Right and Wrong

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Life Beyond Right and Wrong One of my favourite poems by Rumi begins: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” It is pretty commonly accepted these days that guilt, shame and depression have a detrimental effect on health and wellbeing. But how aware are we of the … Read more

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