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InTouch Talk in your community

14InTouch Talk programs are designed to speak abundance, integrate universal values and develop emphatic listening.

InTouch Talk has been shared in the following ways:

1.  Introductory and Integration Follow up in the workplace:

  • With counselors in talking circle setting
  • With employees to create harmony and respect for business owner
  • In business offices to align mission statements with ethical behavior
  • Early childhood educators for teaching

2.  Ongoing workshops in the community since 2007

3.  Ongoing workshops in Public Schools since 2007

4.  In talking circles since 2004

5.  Coaching since 2004

Intouch Talk has helped to improve relationships in the areas of:
  • Pre Marriage Coaching
  • Building Better Marriages
  • Deconstructing Marriages
  • Partnerships
  • Business Relationships
  • Conflict Resolution & Mediation
  • Parenting
  • Teaching
  • Educational Institutions
  • Organizations
  • Bullying/Anti bullying
  • Government
  • Policy Making
  • and more……

Connect to inquire or book your Introductory Workshop, In-House Integration Series or Coaching

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Speaking ‘Green’ starts inside

Speaking Green is a practice of speaking in the present tense with a commitment for being honest and willingness to listen carefully.  Here are practice steps to create new speaking habits.

Practice Steps:

The first three speaking practice steps focus on inner nature and self-empathy. They are the  steps before actively speaking out or reacting. 

1.  Checking in 

The first step is pausing to stop before reacting and speaking habitually.  It is the gap between receiving information  and action.  

Slow down, pause and separate ones reactive behavior into *mindful behavior.

Self Empathy Card

2.  Translating what’s alive in the moment

The second part of  Green Relationship practice is translating  opinions, believes, interpretations or comparative judgments into a language of sensibilities; seeing, hearing, feeling, touching and tasting.. 

3.  Exploring values as the cause of reaction and action for connection

The third Steps of Green Relationship practice includes the willingness to being curious and explore values as the cause of reaction and as the action for connection.

4.  Integrate Steps 2 & 3 into value sentences and choose an action.   

The fourth step of Green  Relationship practice  integrates the first three steps into value statements and becomes the point taking action.  This may be choosing to speak out, to listen, or to come up with a personal request.

Come to a workshop to learn the finer details of these steps for inner mindfulness and practice!



Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015




4 Personal Commitments for effective ‘Green Communication’

4 personal commitments for CREATING EMPATHY NATURE in dialogUE 

1.  Self Reflection:

  • identifying felt sensory awareness (sensing, feeling, emotions)  while noticing thoughts, opinions, believes and interpretations and letting them go

 2.  Speaking honestly:

  • about how you are affected and not what you think

 3.  Willingness to set aside differences:

  • hearing how others are affected  (conflict is at the level of  belief, thoughts, opinions and personal interpretations)

4.  Identifying and connecting to values before solutions

  • After first three steps, then and only then,  develop solutions based on every-ones input and ideas.   


The Practice of Empathy Nature

Empathy Nature

  • will develop a state of mindfulness and increases conscious awareness
  • increase communication efficiency
  • reduce life draining experiences and increase productivity




Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015

3 parts to InTouch Talk’s ‘Green Communication’

Link to Definition of Green Behavior

Link to Definition of Green Behavior

There are three parts to this value-based enrichment program.  Learning these steps and the willingness to practice will be the shift from unconscious habitual dialogue to consciously focused dialogue.

These three parts are:



  • Commitment to Interdependent Dialogue Interactions and recognizing humanities shared values 

“Today, the mission of one institution can be accomplished only by recognizing that it lives in an interdependent world with conflicts and overlapping interests.”                          Jacqueline Grennan Wexler


  • There are two different types of communication; habitual and mindful awareness.  Habitual is the continuous cycle of mental stories that are either based upon the past and the future.  Mindful is an attentive awareness to what is real in the moment.  The steps to get from story telling to mindful awareness  are simple, yet require learning, practice and patience.



Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015

‘Green Communication’

Green relationships

Green Communication is a Value Based Language & Enrichment Program

Intention:  Inclusiveness of hearing what is alive and meaningful in each person and translating *perspectives, opinions and believes into a point of shared *connection.

Purpose:  To connect equally in dialogues that is committed to a position of inclusiveness transforming positions of power over and power under to power with.

How:  With a dialogue that has a talking focus of shared connections; feelings and values.

Link to Definition of Green Behavior
Link to Definition of Green Behavior




  • Two-dimensional surface – give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.
  • Particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
The ability to sense and feel is universal, as is the meaningfulness of values.   Value-needs are shared by humanity and the focus point of expanding beyond individual interpretations.  Identifying emotions is the first step of separating from habitual reactions and the start point of *empathetic- listening.   Naming the source of the emotion is the focus point of acknowledgement and recognition that nurtures understanding and willingness to the unique point of view of others.
Empathetic-listening is the ability and willingness to listen without imposing personal believes interpretations, opinions and viewpoints into the conversation.  The willingness to clear “I” focus while hearing others and purposefully paying attention to the viewpoint that is being shared in a manner that could be directly shared back.


Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015

The roots of discontent….

always comes back to misinterpretation of information at the time of any circumstance and the lack of skills to inquire for more information before drawing conclusions.

Business: 13 Success Steps for Respect and Value at Work

13 Success steps for you to become valued and respected in your work-space by your peers, employers or employees.  

Find out more about a Value-Based Workplace Culture

1. Erase “can or can’t” from your vocabulary

Meeting a need is a personal responsibility and either you will or your won’t.  It is a choice you are making.  The only person standing in the way of doing it  is you.  Think a moment about whether you enjoy hearing others go on about  why they can or can’t do something.    So, why are you doing it!  

  • Personal Commitment – Replace “can and can’t” with “yes or no.”

2. Problem solving vs. Personal Resolution

Problem solving is about coming up with strategies to fix and not honest expression of what is not working together with a willingness to another’s perspective.    The solution that is effective for you may not be to any one else therefore replacing productivity with resentment.  

  • Personal Commitment – Make a priority to replace problem-solving with honest expression and intent to listen before solutions.

3. Practice what you have learned and what you are learning

To produce results, if you don’t use it, you will lose it!  Intelligence is implementing what you know. If knowledge stays in your head all you really have is information that is never used.

  • Personal Commitment – Take chances, be courageous and practice what you’ve learned.

4. Stress is produced by giving in and doing what you already know doesn’t work

Want it to be different and yet unwilling to change or not speaking up? If you are doing either of these two behaviors, stop what you are doing immediately.

  • Personal Commitment – Ask, “why am I choosing to work in a way that I know will not produce results?”

5. Intention and Longing

An intention is doing something with a purpose that you are taking action on.  Longing is an  idea is that you are using for entertainment. Day dreaming is not a strategy and will not produce results.

  • Personal Commitment – Connect to intention before speaking out.  Is it to connect?

6. Be clear on your intention of connect

Have you refined what you want into a language that is non-threatening to others.  Remember you cannot ask of others what you are not doing yourself!   Have you developed the clarity to skillfully bring your connection to fruition?? If yes, integrate what you want to share with the steps that will result in connection. Transform your enemy image language into one that creates the desired outcome to connect.

  • Personal Commitment –  Create allies not opponents!

7. Put an end to purposelessness

This is also called intention deficit disorder and is always at the core of an unproductive life. Create a purpose and act on it.  No one will give you a purpose, you will have to create your own. Thinking about creating a purpose, or talking about creating a purpose is not creating a purpose.

  • Personal Commitment – Check in to what is alive in you now!

8. Take action to create now

Be willing to take action now or let it go.  If you are not willing to speak up you are meeting a need, possibly for safety, so stop hating.  If you  are not willing to speak up you are the one not creating a powerful and satisfying life.

  • Personal Commitment – Speak now!

9. Notice where your focus of attention is

Are you distracted by the things that are incomplete that keep coming up in your mind?  Create three categories for these things: Do, Drop, or Delegate.

  • Personal Commitment – Take the necessary action to de-clutter thoughts

10.  Notice your behavior by asking , “Am I acting habitually and choosing not to connect or am I meeting my own intentions for connecting?”

Observing yourself in action will create space between what you are thinking and reacting in the old way of blaming others.  You will develop the ability for assessing how you actually operate in life and the opportunity to carry out new behavior creating new habits.

  • Personal Commitment – Stop to notice and assess your own behavior?

11. Practice empathy skills

Focus on making a difference. Be willing to listen to what is going on for others and share back with them what you hear them saying.  Be willing to listen to them in a way that no one has ever listened to them before, and be willing to say things that no one has said before.

  • Personal Commitment – Make a difference by listening.  Replace fixing or coming up with solutions and comparisons with, ” I hear your saying…….”

12. Practice self-empathy

Listen to what your telling yourself and check in to the message underneath it.  Find out what is stimulating the thoughts keeping you from taking action.

  • Personal Commitment – Check in and find out what the message is  underneath the procrastination.

13. Be Present for yourself and others!

  • Personal Commitment – Take action and do whatever it takes not be in conflict with yourself.

Since 2004 language and empathy coaching has grown in business.  Value – based businesses are become more popular and mainstream with Universities dedicating study programs to assess the outcomes.  Usually favorable reports!

Employing value based business programs and coaches extends beyond  areas of personal careers, executive and administration organization.   The distinction is coaching people in the domain of business. It is distinctly designed to directly affect the overall culture of a business.

Why getting InTouch Programs and Coaching for your business 

getting InTouch Programs at Inside are about transformation not information. Some information may change hands but the real power of coaching is when peers and  clients experience something new and different for the first time. Integrating success is NOT simply new information, that is education, IT IS transformation using techniques to explore and experience change.

Businesses tend to operate with long-standing social habits or emotions as opposed to inventing a new future.  These programs will introduce  objectivity and bring a focus of attention  to areas that would otherwise be overlooked or missed that are causing conflicts.

Most people don’t realize what’s possible or understand how to be creative in their business social environment.

getting InTouch will support employers, employees and peers to move into experiencing the present and point out the limitations blocking success by operating from the past.   A primary focus is on how to unlock habitual habits.

Renee Lindstrom
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000