(Videos courtesy of Marianne Van Dijk – Cup of Empathy/YouTube Channel)
Four “Mediate One’s Life” contexts:
- Internal. The conflict is within, between aspects of yourself.
- Self-other/interpersonal. The conflict is between you and someone else.
- Informal. You lend your mediation skills to a conflict without being explicitly asked to do so.
- Formal. You mediate a conflict, intentionally, and at the request or with the express agreement of others.
Learn more about NVC Mediation
See more as to NVC & the process of resolving conflicts:
Three [Dialogic] Choices
Excerpt: “To practice, choose someone with whom you feel relatively comfortable. This familiarity makes it easier to learn the tool. During a conversation, notice when you choose to speak. If you find yourself talking without having consciously chosen to do so, try stopping and leaving space for the other person to continue. Notice what it’s like to actively choose to say something rather than doing so automatically. Pay particular attention to any urgency or reluctance to speak or any sensations of internal pressure. Use that pressure as a signal to make a more conscious choice.”
More as to NVC & “choice-points” here.
For more re: supported conversations:
(Courtesy of Ijon via Wikimedia Commons)
For more as to NVC & Social Change Agency:
“True dialogue can only happen if I enter the conversation willing to be changed by it. If I am unwilling to change, to be affected sufficiently to consider options new to me, on what grounds am I expecting the other person to change?” ~ Miki Kashtan
See also: Jackal/Giraffe Ears & OFNR
See also: Healing & Reconciliation