Awareness thru Spoken Word


Cultural Mental Perspective & Response Pattern Phenomena

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In Western Culture early models in social learning are patterns of thinking and speaking through a perspective of moral judgements,  versus value judgements.  Patterns like those described in the words shown in the above picture.  This cultural pattern is integrated into the body’s and brains way of processing incoming information and responding back at the earliest stages of learning. Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, who is the author of Nonviolent Communication, demonstrated the difference between these early learned thinking and speaking patterns (that he called a language of disconnection), and a system of retraining using patterns for a language of connection.

Practical applications of Dr. Rosenberg’s learning pattern has married well with the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education, and Awareness through Personal Space.  Integration of these three specific pillars through these practical applications has offered insights into the effects of the early learning models of western culture and how they can be overcome through practical skill development.

Awareness through Spoken Word programs are founded upon the principles’ of Dr. Rosenberg’s method, as experienced in his educational programs, however they are through the eyes of a Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Lifestyle Coach.  This means the learning focus is not limited to one specific introductory pattern and therefore is flexible and adaptable to the situation.  Awareness through Spoken Word introduces a way of understanding differences through the individual functional process of oneself and others.  It breaks through the limitations of rules, beliefs, opinions and perspectives using a somatic process of integration that develops new neural pathways in the brain versus strengthening already existing mental concepts.  What this means is that ones learns to have fluidity in the way they process incoming information versus the inflexibility of rules that follow expectations of outcomes.  One way leads to acceptance and resolution while the other leads to conflict and unresolved events.

At birth our brains are fluid, adaptable and spontaneous
Culture teaches us to be inflexible

Two Parts to Effective Speaking 

Effective communication is an equal balance of listening before drawing conclusions and creating  solutions.  Speaking well is an artful choice of words that in fact is a form of listening.  


Part #1:  Spoken Word Model

Cultivating Awareness using  spoken words are fist steps to listening

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The Art of Speaking

  • Cultivating an awareness of speaking with words of intention when communicating to increase chances for being heard and understood
  • Learning to identify intention in what others are communicating to increase skills to hear them and respond back in ways to be heard

The only way to change is action

Coaching available in person, by phone or on-line chat 

Coaching using Awareness through Spoken Word techniques introduces a new way of understanding differences and compassion that comes from empathy. Empathy for self and others that is more than listening or touch. It is in the quality of the spoken word patterns. The focus is to expand the awareness of the stimulus of spoken word and go beyond its restrictions in habitual ways of speaking. The intention is to create inner peace and expand outer harmony for better choice making and resolving differences.


Part #2:  Listening Model

Empathy Training

The Art of Effective Listening  

  • Empathetic Listening shifts obstacles
  • Identifying obstacles in listening and truly being heard

The only way to change is action

Effective dialogue interaction is an art increasing the likelihood of  meaningful exchanges.  Skill development of these techniques cultivate conscious awareness of effective communication as it is being experienced.  This leads to spontaneous,  flexible and creative interactions that are more likely to be productive and shift all parties into working towards common goals.


Coaching available in person, by phone or on-line chat 

Coaching using Awareness through Spoken Word techniques introduces a new way of understanding differences and compassion that comes from empathy. Empathy for self and others that is more than listening or touch. It is in the quality of the spoken word patterns. The focus is to expand the awareness of the stimulus of spoken word and go beyond its restrictions in habitual ways of speaking. The intention is to create inner peace and expand outer harmony for better choice making and resolving differences.

Conversation is an equal opportunity and  shared experience

by Renee Lindstrom

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Awareness through Communication has helped relationships in the life areas of:

  • Resolving Differences
  • Love & Intimacy
  • Parenting
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Development
  • Grief and Loss
  • Improving workplace relationships with peers, employees and clients
  • Finding common goals to create live enriching outcomes for all parties
  • Creating a foundation for learning 

Articles by Inside Awareness on Spoken Word:


Awareness through Spoken Word integrates well and supports:
  • Awareness through Eating Programs
  • Awareness through Food Programs
  • Awareness through Goals
  • Awareness through Living  Programs
  • Awareness through Space Programs
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Effective Speaking, Thinking & Listening –  Mentoring Programs Available:←

 1st Phase of Integration – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Phase of Integration – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Phase of Integration – Integration (Embodiment)

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
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