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InTouch Talk App ~ In Testing stages ~ Launching this month!

InTouch Talk App

Intouch Talk encourages understanding and connection in relationships.  Using easy tools in one’s practice can focus one’s attention turning experience of “no choice” into having “choice.” 

InTouch Talk focuses on “universal values” and developing one’s inner vocabulary of “value needs” and felt sense “feelings.” The next step is practice.  Combining the two,  learning and practice, opens ones conscious awareness and transitions ones from unconscious habitual behavior into one of conscious awareness.  At this point of conscious awareness one is more willing to exercise self-empathy and empathy for others.  It is this heart-felt connection that increases ethical behavior and is the point of caring that creates change.  “This is “green behavior.”

Start today!  Change your inner talk to increase opportunities to be seen, heard and to matter.  Begin enjoying your relationships and quality of what is around you!  

App features:

  • Empathy – Tips for learning & practice
  • Dialogue – Easy to follow steps 
  • Pairing Feelings & Needs – Combining possible feelings and needs for support and ease
  • Checking In – Steps for centering turning habitual behavior consciousness into conscious awareness
  • Not a Feeling – Easy check for translation evaluation into feelings and needs
  • News – Stay connected for news, tips and events
  • Calendar – 52 Week Value Practice & Learning
  • Values – organized into life areas 
  • Talk – Easy connect for those time you need support, coaching. learning 
  • Feelings – list for increasing vocabulary
  • Needs – cards that include reflection, definition and combines feelings for met and unmet needs 
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Waking up to one’s attitudes of consciousness

For the purposes of learning about one’s inner consciousness,  let’s say there are two types of consciousness.  One is an automatic and  habitual experience,  acted out regardless of consequences and without any thought to it.  This is a closed state without choice that lacks understanding.   Generally,  it is  a reaction to something that is not happening and is not reality.  It is a perspective based upon the past or future and not the present moment.   The second is a focused awareness of attention for understanding reactions  before taking them.  This is an open state of choice, acceptance and the point of shifting and making change.  It is a response to what is real in the moment.  An example as follows:

Attitude of:

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Attitude of Scarcity Effects:

Some Inner Thoughts:  

  • There is never enough ……….
  • I am going to lose ……………..
  • I am not going to be able…………
  • I’ve  never had…………………..
  • Will there be enough when ……………….
  • They have more………..
  • Mine is not ………………..

Feelings:  Fear, Anxious, Terrified, Despondent, Hopeless(ness), Frustrated, Angry, Tense, Shaky, Panicky

Some Mental & Emotions Reactions:

  • Hoarding (resources, finances, properties, objects, friends, lovers)
  • Compromise (nature, resources, sustainability, family, relationships, friendships, employment, one’s own values)
  • Hopelessness (wanting to die, not wanting to go on)
  • Aggressiveness (acquiring at all costs)
  • Control (working out, diet, environment, hierarchical position of authority)
  • Lack of Control (letting circumstances happen without taking any action of responsibility)

Some Physical Reactions:  Stress, Tension, Anxiety, Holding, Clenching, Shallow Breathing, Locked eye movement, loose of flexible movement and balance

As children scarcity is an unconscious learned attitude of  behavior much like eating, rolling over, sitting, crawling, standing and walking.  The difference is that it has been learned through the modeling of those around us while learning  functional movement is an inner resource of somatic awareness and experiencing.

Learning skills to transition this attitude into one of abundance  is more than a possibility.  It is a reality and begins with becoming aware of one’s habitual behavior responses.  This can be learned through  combining the mental and emotional with getting InTouch Talk or through physical movement with getting InTouch Movement.  These are easy integrative learning methods.     It supports your contemplative practices or can be supported by adding contemplative  practices to be able to cut the distraction.

 For more on getting InTouch workshops  or movement coaching, relationship coaching 

©by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP, May, 2014
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000
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Proof Positive in my opinion why coming into present moment brings happiness

Wonderful explanation of mind wandering versus being in the moment.  It includes a few sentences on the ability of the mind to organize only known to wo/man kind.

Positions of Consciousness from an NVC perspective

Power Over/Under – Win/Lose or Lose/Lose or Power With – Win/Win
  • What type of mind world would you like to nurture in your thinking?
Scarcity verse Abundance
  • Not enough to go around, or more than enough to go around
  • Can’t have what you want of you can have what you need and so can others
Pain versus Joy/Relief/comfort/Pleasure/Vitality
  • Pain is context for life, joy and contentment are context for life
  • Result is addictions and numbing behavior or presence and self fulfilling behaviours
Conflict/Struggle versus Ease/Harmony/Peace
  • Life is a struggle, effort and hard work or Life is a gift with joy, aliveness and play
  • Pay for it, no pain, no gain or grow and enjoy it
  • Pain, alienation from life or sense of connection with all
Low Self Value versus High Self Value
  • Worthless verse self value and empowerment
  • Feeling false versus trust in oneself
  • Defective versus feelings of wholeness
Danger versus Safety
  • World is not a safe place versus world is a safe place
  • Low or no trust versus high trust in life
  • Wary vigilant or relaxed
  • Needs a safe environment versus operating on inner safety


Join us at Oneness Wednesday this evening to find out more!  April is Nonviolent communication Awareness Month.  This evenings presenter is Laurel Collins and she will be sharing the topic – Beyond Right and Wrong Doing!

Find us at Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street at 7 p.m.