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3 #yyj learning & practical applications for ‘Speaking Awareness’

​Focused upon the principles of Nonviolent Communication:
1.  Friday Evenings Circle Integration
This is a small group focused upon integration of the concepts already learned from reading and breaking down Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s concepts as he presented in his work on Nonviolent Communication. 
It is for those who have an understanding of the basic skills of empathy listening and the 4 (5) step model; (jackal consciousness) observation, feelings, needs and request.  If you are interesting in slowing down your thinking and response process to increase awareness into the mix this may be for you.
 This gathering is focused upon integrating the process of speaking the principles of Nonviolent Communication naturally with growing awareness. 
Participants are encouraged to practice ways of applying these concepts directly into an experience transforming years of cultural integration that can only be visible with mindful focus.
Gatherings are from 7:00 pm. – 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and commitments are grouped into six weeks.  To find out more about how to join, please connect with Renee – renee@insideawareness.com or 250-361-7508.
If you are interested, I look forward to hearing your inquiries.  Reminder limited space.  Cost:  6/90.00
This is hosted in Renee’s office where she practices employs conscious environment techniques to create sacred space and develop an increased relationship with living foods for increasing brain and gut function that improves all functioning; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.  These gathering include living infused waters and teas that are not commercial.
2nd & 3rd Opportunities are both integrative learning opportunities that do focus attention the principles of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s model he shared and wrote about in his book Nonviolent Communication. 
​2. – Oak Bay


  • Mon., Jan 14 – Feb 24, 7 – 9 pm – Class Series

Learn to speak a language of peace and compassion following a model designed by the late Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Author of Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life .  Explore a four-part model  that will turn reaction into connections. Enhance and move forward in your relationships!
Class Series  6/106.00 (Code 39726)
Register  @ Monterey Recreation Centre – 250-370-7300


3.  Cook Street Village​

Mindful Communication & Heart Focused Language Development

Explore ways to simplify and understand dialogue to increase being seen, heard, acknowledged and valued. Turn the disconnection of moral judgement into ‘connecting experiences’ by learning how to integrate an empathetic response. Empathy has a role in developing a Consciousness of Nonviolence that increases tolerance and values all parties equally.

Based upon speaking honestly and empathy model of Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests created by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Author of Nonviolent Communication.
Thursday’s, Thurs, Jan 17 – Feb 28, – 7-8:30 pm​, $90 Members $95 General
Register  @ Cook Street Village Activity Centre – 250-384-6542
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Receiving the pain of humanity one conversation at a time!

Listening Spiral Inward

Listening Spiral Inward

Last night I was asked about the emotion in my eyes in an empathy coaching session the previous day.  I couldn’t remember the specific incident, however, I knew the depth of caring alive in me from witnessing the results of some very destructive communication and manipulative behaviour to get ones needs met at any cost.

It brought back a memory of being in an empathy healing session with  Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, author and creator of Nonviolent Communication.  As our session deepened I observed a pool of pain in his eyes that could only be a result of his pain for humanity. In Buddhist teaching this eye contact was much different.  The reflection in Buddhist Rinpoches that I have experienced are compassionate without the depth of pain Marshall’s had.

Considering this, I am comparing that Marshall’s empathy program is unencumbered and simple.  It takes one inward towards the root cause of the experience and to one’s integrity while the Buddhist practice and talks are based upon;  learning mindful meditation, spiritual dogma, faith, devotion  and  a focus on examples using storytelling of the past to pass knowledge and discernment on. I have found with Marshall’s integration you can focus your attention and go to the center, while in Buddhism integration isn’t so direct.  I believe all Rinpoches have compassion and  I know their devotion to humanity is tremendous.  Each day they give reverence to those who crossed their path that day before retiring.

From this above personal experience I believe empathy is intimate, vulnerable, connected to the immediate experience and identifies the individual needs while compassion is  a fuller experience and not directly  connected to the immediate needs.  I experience empathy to lead to compassion.

Check out upcoming workshops or book  your own personal movement or empathy coaching session

Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
 Authored  Achieving your Goals  31 Day Program, Sleep Sweet Sleep, Kid’s Peace Bus Calendar of Values  Educational Program & InTouch with Your Values Self-Actualization Program.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





1.  Value Talk – Integrating Roots of Connection

MARCH 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016

Values & Deepening Inner/Outer Listens Skills, Read more

2.  Love Talk

MARCH 10 & 24, ’16

Deepening Inner & Outer connections to increase mindful loving relationships. Read more


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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015


Have you considered where you would like to be in your relationship in 2016? or find one?

Valentines Day

Saint Valentine has come to be known as the patron saint of lovers

Valentine, who was executed in the 3rd century for performing Christian marriages,  has prompted feasts to celebrate love and happiness

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  It’s Sunday, Feb 14th, 2016!

Have you been Looking for ‘love’ in all the wrong places?  One of our primal instincts is to be in relationship.  Instinctive knowledge that sharing our experiences with another being that we consider our perfect mate drives us!

Have you considered where you would like to be in your relationship in 2016?  Getting back to consciously creating your loving experiences begins with consideration of what you desire.  Once you create an image of what you wish for pay attention to manifesting it.

Follow natures rhythms for manifesting your desires for 2016.  Nature flora and fauna have already harvested their  seeds for 2016 and now well into their rejuvenation cycle preparing for new growth next year!  Co-create with nature by following this powerful cycle.  Start by reflecting on your love dream first.  Write it out and talk it out loud.  Begin to make it real by taking it out of your head and into reality.

Here are some opportunities for connecting and coming together in  new and unique ways for making relationships adventures that you can export and support finding new love connections.




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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

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Evaluative Experience Words, not Feelings



Word map of feeling words mixed together with evaluative experience words & value words sometimes mixed up in sentences as words that one feels 

At  Speaking Peace workshops we introduce words that are sometimes mistaken as feelings.  These words are actually evaluative experiences that are added in our statements after the words, “I feel…..,”  or “I felt….” Our workshop exercise is to identify the true emotion and consider the unmet need creating these feelings.

An example is the word betrayed.  I feel betrayed is an incorrect use as betrayed is not a feeling.   It describes an experience.  The feelings one might feel may be hurt, downhearted, wretched, devastated, discourages, lonely and more (see photo above for more).

Once true feelings are named our speaking peace process is to look at the unmet value needs that make be causing these feelings. These could be the need for:  respect, honesty, consideration, to matter, trust, support and more (see photo for more).

Consider our Speaking Peace courses and workshop!  Learn more about how to connect with more clarity, understanding and empathy!


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Awareness Through Living Mentoring Programs Available:

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

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Talking Giraffe Synchronicity!


A small park near my office has been a great place to have children connect in conversations that introduces saying what they see, feel and need versus what they think.  A driftwood talking stick  has been  a wonderful tool of encouragement to speak honestly and slowly.

Imagine my joyful surprise to see a large driftwood shaped like a giraffe installed with surrounding pit that could resemble and talking pit! Quite a coincidence!

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For more on InTouch Language Enrichment in Relationships inquire:

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InTouch Life & Wellness Consulting & Coaching which enhances relationships that reflects somatic sensation versus over thinking it!
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Learning Tools: Conflict Resolution Exercise through pattern of Listening

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



Integration of Body, Mind & Spatial Awareness


The exercise is designed for integration prior to resolving any conflict.  It is educational and designed to take out the right and wrong fighting.  It organizes participants into roles that supports getting to the root of the conflict and moving through it to resolve  and move forward willingly.

PDF Download – InTouch Exercise – Conflict Resolution through Listening Skills

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Empathy from cultivating awareness from the inside out

The intent of this article is in the context of how  communication and movement can support the decrease of anxiety, stress & fear.


Natural World Empathy Support 

  • Natures Love plant essences blended by Renee: support body, and minds feelings that block emotions and self-confidence
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  • Eating Coloured Foods:  Metal, Emotional and Physical Support
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Find out more on how integrating the arts of movement, communication and space compliment your experience and encompasses a holistic approach to wellness.

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

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