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.
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.
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