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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!

 

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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.   

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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

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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:

1.  FOUNDATION

2.  ‘ACKNOWLEDGE DIFFERENCES AND LISTEN ANYWAY’

  • 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

 3.  PRACTICE/SKILL DEVELOPMENT

  • 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.

Read  4 COMPONENTS OF EFFECTIVE GREEN COMMUNICATION IN RELATIONSHIPS

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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

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Definitions:

*Perspective:
  • 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.
*Connection:
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.
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*Empathetic-listening:
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.

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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