Category Archives: Nonviolence

How Focusing and Nonviolent Communication work together: audio

This is a discussion I had with Serge Prengel, a Focuser, about how Focusing and Nonviolent Communication work together (click this link for option to play): Focusing and NVC: Shulamit Berlevtov in conversation with Serge Prengel In this conversation, Serge and I discuss how Nonviolent Communication (also NVC, for information, see and Inner Relationship [...]

The great one, who went to the mountaintop said, “You can’t solve nothing with violence!” Oscar Grant I

This video moved me deeply and made me cry last night. It’s the grandfather of Oscar Grant III, a young Black man who was shot in the back by a White transit officer while being arrested, speaking on July 8, 2010, after an all-White jury convicted the officer of involuntary manslaughter. Daisaku Ikeda, in [...]

The Value of Focusing

Today I am appreciating the value of Focusing in my life. Gene Gendlin says, “No matter what you do, with Focusing, it will go better.” And how true that is! I guide and teach Focusing because I am passionate about how it supports me in being whole and want to share that opportunity with others. [...]

10 Things We Can Do to Contribute to Internal, Interpersonal, and Organizational Peace

(1) Spend some time each day quietly reflecting on how we would like to relate to ourselves and others. (2) Remember that all human beings have the same needs. (3) Check our intention to see if we are as interested in others getting their needs met as our own. (4) When asking someone to do [...]

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