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‘Positions within relationships and the field you create ‘

I introduced a concept at yesterdays *workshop to bring awareness to the positions each of us hold in our  relationships.  Have you taken time to consider the unique individual  position you and yours have  and how these positions are separate and overlap to those around you?  After introducing this I led the participants through some awareness exercises to directly experience being in the center of their universe while in their conversations.  These exercises follow a  pattern  for both the speaker and listener to experience  and stay in the center of their universe.

In these dialogue exercises a field was created that was their direct experience and  felt by those around them.   Think about the following Rumi’s quote and consider,  if you are still in judgement thinking  of right and wrong what the field is that you are creating in your relationships.  What is your direct experience and that of others as they connect with you or share in the field around you?

 “Out beyond right doing and wrong doing there is a field, I will meet you there. ” 

*These workshops are designed with the intention  to  share how to turn disconnection into connection and to bring personal  awareness to how  ones personal communication habits impacts direct experiences.  For more information on how to take part go to link.

Through the difficulty of expressing to each other, there is always a celebration when you work towards learning how to connect

Feedback after a recent class designed for learning techniques to create empathic and loving  connections with our beloved  focused on developing trust, respect, mutuality and commitment:

We all agreed that your tools were timely, useful, and brought new hope of breaking new ground. I agree with your gentle advice that we not go too deep too quickly and that we recognize that naming feelings and needs is a basic skill we need to practice. We’ve all been stopping, checking in, and feeding back without as much emotion as before. So, that alone is worth the price of admission!

I commend you for your availability on such a short notice plea for help, and your professionalism, insight and patience with us all. I think this will be life changing for us at work and in our families and personal relationships.

Hearing this feedback is a celebration for all of us!

Don’t hesitate to connect if you long  to turn your and your beloved connection from hopelessness into hopefulness!

Learning Empathy and Communication Skills based upon Nonviolent Communication