Street-Dispatches w/ the Self-Assessment Matrix et als.
+ Further Fluency w/ Observations, Feelings, Needs & Requests
Street-Dispatches w/ Matrix, Core Commitments
and/or the Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC
Fluency w/ Expression of our Observations/Interpretations, Feelings,
[Living-Energy] Needs & Requests – (i.e. Improvisational OFNR)
“Dialogue is a conversation … the outcome of which is unknown.” — Martin Buber
III ~ Street-Dispatches –
Next, while focusing on an material from our own lives, we will cultivate NVC consciousness by illuminating which of the various guiding principles may be in play (while refining, even further, our expressivity):
Pick a situation in which you are struggling to connect and all you can come up with is judgments, demands, etc.
Write down what you said or what you would say if you opened your mouth. Then pick one commitment* or one intention** or skill*** from the reference materials that feels relevant to the situation, and imagine applying it. Write down how your language might change if you aligned your heart with the intention or commitment you picked.
The 2 Parts and 4 Components of NVC
Two monologues do not make a dialogue.
~ Jeff Daly
Building the Street Giraffe Muscle
The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.
“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
~ Audre Lorde