Category Archives: Nonviolent Communication

Gratitude: a guided experience

This past Thursday I hosted a free conference call in preparation for a 5-week tele class series Exploring Gratitude that runs from January 16th to February 13th, 2014, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm Eastern. There is a fascinating group of participants who will be attending the call. I hope you’ll consider joining us. During the call, [...]

Exploring Gratitude: free conference call

Explorations in Gratitude Free conference call Thursday, January 9th at 7:30 pm. Five-week tele series: January 16 to February 13, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Have you ever felt worse after making a gratitude list? Have you thought a grateful life was beyond your reach? Have you wanted a gratitude practice but didn’t know how to [...]

How other people treat you means nothing about your value as a human being

There are times in my life when I have really needed to hear this, so I’m sharing it:  how other people treat you means nothing about your value as a human being. I used to think if people treated me like crap, that meant I *was* crap. I believed their poor treatment of me reflected [...]

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 [...]

Cultivating the courage to ask for help

I asked an NVC colleague to give me empathic listening time about a difficult issue. We have an agreement that we are welcome to ask one another for help at any time, and yet I still felt uncomfortable. A part of me still believes asking for help is “taking,” and I have no right to [...]

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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