FYI ~ See also our Handy Handouts | Street Giraffe page
(NVC as a ‘mindfulness-training &/or awareness-practice’
masquerading as a language technique)
“Dialogue is a conversation … the outcome of which is unknown.” — Martin Buber
I. Check-in – essentializing w/ naturalized expression of OFNR (“40 Words” or less)
II. Self-Connection – OFNR* (the root of ‘stealth NVC/street giraffe’)
III. Street-Dispatches w/Matrix** + Fluency w/Feelings & [Living-Energy] Needs
IV. “Bricks & Mortar” – Fleshing out Universal Needs: Word-to-Phrase***
V. “Blueprint” – Dialogue/Role Play w/iGiraffe (Experiments: NVC Consciousness)
VI. Check-out – Flowers, Tears & Lightbulbs w/ Connection Requests
- Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 – 1948)
** Tab III – “Dispatches from the Street” w/Matrix | Pathways to Liberation (i.e. someone volunteers to share an anecdote from their lives/week, framing any NVC wisdom to be gleaned via the Matrix). [Listen to a recording of how to utilize Pathways to Liberation: Matrix of Self-assessment via Compassionate Leadership.] Optional practice: Fluency with conveying Feelings & [Living-Energy] of Needs — (note: “Feelings” that blame).
Check-out: VI — Flowers-Tears-&-Lightbulbs (a.k.a. celebration/mourning/insight); alternatively a brief expression of an NVC intention, for the upcoming week. [Utilizing tools: Kashtan’s Connection Requests document optional.]
How does one get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice…
As you cultivate a needs consciousness, you are ready to move into
Our Street Giraffe tele-practice group is an outgrowth/celebration/appreciation of ‘eLearning‘ from Miki Kashtan of BayNVC.org in addition to other certified trainers via NVC Academy — please see NVCtraining.com.