|I believe many of us desire healthy, engaged, dynamic, alive, and supportive relationships.
I know that I do.
I’ve noticed that when I have a strong sense of self and can name what I want and need, things tend to go better in my relationships.
And yet, I still do those all too human things, like abandon myself or hide myself from others or live in less than my fullest truth.
But more and more, I’m beginning to understand that presence with myself and ongoing self-discovery are the recipe for having solid relationships around me.
One of the tools I use to understand myself is nonviolent communication, also called NVC. It’s an entire framework and way of seeing the world that includes understanding my own and other people’s feelings and needs. Not only how best to become aware of those things, but how to communicate about them.
That might sound easy but I think I could dedicate the rest of my life to this study and still have far to go.
This year, July 15-18, we will spend four days together geeking out in an event we call Compassion Camp because it explores the tenants of compassionate communication. Join us to explore the many ways we can approach healthy relating with self and others. For more information and to register, see our website.
Check out these photos from our last two camps in 2018 and 2019.