Heartfelt Communication

This list of resources is intended to supplement a class called Heartfelt Communication, offered at the 2017 Traditional Ways Gathering. Please let me know if any of the links are no longer working.

Class Description: 

Skills for effective and authentic communication are critical to the social transformation that must occur for humans to transition from the Industrial Growth Society to a more Earth-centered way of living. Participants will learn about and have opportunities to practice skills drawn from Restorative Practices, Non-Violent Communication, and Joanna Macy’s The Work That Reconnects.

Authors & Resources Referenced in the Workshop: 

Joanna Macy's The Work That Reconnects

Center for Non-Violent Communication

     NVC Needs Inventory (PDF)

     NVC Feelings Inventory (PDF)

     Living Compassion (Robert Gonzales)

Carolyn Baker

Leslie Temple-Thurston

     Squares Exercise (PDF)

Resources for Additional Exploration:

Micro Circles (an adaptation of Restorative Circles for families and small groups)

Grief Resources

17 Core Commitments (Miki Kashtan)

NVC Feelings & Needs Cards: Download & Print your own!