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July 19, 2021 00:46:18
Nonviolent Communication Episode 5

Nonviolent Communication Episode 5

The Book Interrupted women discuss “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg; how they express anger; gratitude; and dancing it out. They finish the episode by sharing their final book reports. Would they recommend this book? Discussion Points: Anger and how we express it/why we scream Emotions as a wakeup call, giving you feedback The importance of stopping and breathing Dancing it out! “Never walk when you can dance.” How to be thankful in a specific manner Final book reports - what do we think of the book? Changing mindset from “I have to” to “I choose to” Change comes through doing The difficulties of using NVC with children Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg ...

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July 12, 2021 00:35:30
Nonviolent Communication Episode 4

Nonviolent Communication Episode 4

The Book Interrupted women discuss “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg; tools to communicate and empathize; and the limitations of NVC, including potential ways it can be used in bad faith. After a debate about whether they should empathize with people they think are doing hateful or abusive things, they finish with each naming their primary need/s. Discussion Points: The many ways to communicate, understanding the person, and sharing our needs Using NVC to communicate between parents and children How to not feel responsible for other people’s feelings, but still help people fulfill their needs How people who show love by doing can create a codependency The limitations of NVC: the importance of choosing who you use NVC with, do both people need to know these skills for this to work, and how NVC can be used in bad faith to manipulate others Should you empathize with people you think are doing hateful or abusive things? What are your primary needs? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity By Kim Scott   ...

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July 05, 2021 00:46:47
Nonviolent Communication Episode 3

Nonviolent Communication Episode 3

The Book Interrupted women share their personal journals while reading: “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg. Then, continuing the group discussion, they reflect on how they respond to conflict, empathy during the pandemic, how they communicate their different needs, and learning to listen. Discussion Points: What are our needs? How do we respond to anger, conflict and negative feedback? Dealing with changes in our lives and how we share that knowledge with others Learning to listen, empathy and the tools of how to connect How nonviolent communication is effective for use in conflicts and big emotions, but does not work for emergencies and everyday conversations The different ways people deal with problems - trying to figure out individual needs Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg ...

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June 28, 2021 00:39:10
Nonviolent Communication Episode 2

Nonviolent Communication Episode 2

The Book Interrupted women continue their conversation on “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg. By debating their different communication styles, ranging from keeping it all inside to having no secrets at all, they share what they need to connect. Can they learn how best to speak to each other, despite their differences? Discussion Points: Reevaluating our communication styles Naming our feelings Telling people you appreciate them Name calling and why we lash out in rage Marshall B. Rosenberg and his puppets How to communicate your needs and understand other people’s needs The differences between people who share all and those who don’t Communicating with our body language How to be more blunt Emotional Intelligence and taking time to figure out our feelings Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg Armchair Expert Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman ...

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June 21, 2021 00:33:30
Nonviolent Communication Episode 1

Nonviolent Communication Episode 1

The Book Interrupted women begin their first conversation on their Series 5 book choice: “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “Nonviolent Communication”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of feelings, needs, conflict and personal narrative, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of Marshall B. Rosenberg. Discussion Points: Figuring out your feelings and needs How to listen How can people-pleasers balance their own needs with the want for peace? The role personal narrative can play in our reactions to situations The four components of NVC: observations, feelings, needs and requests  How can conflict hinder communication? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg Your Parenting Mojo The Enneagram Institute ...

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June 14, 2021 00:47:19
White Fragility Episode 6

White Fragility Episode 6

The six women discuss feedback and the public versus private comments they received from Book Interrupted Series 4, Episodes 1 through 5, on “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo.     Discussion Points:   Why don’t people speak up on social media about White Fragility? Practicing talking about racism, speaking up, being vulnerable, stumbling forward Cancel culture, accountability culture, apologies, and showing how you made amends How to pick your battles/set your own boundaries Things white people say to POC and fetishizing POC Self awareness, change, mindfulness and bringing down our white people blinders     Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo @the_brown_squiggy Beastie Boys Story Real Things White People Have Said to Me - Lilly Singh Good Hair  Down the Rabbit Hole ...

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