Mindful Communication Podcast episode #11 - Saying What You Mean

Oren Jay Sofer teaches mindfulness, meditation and Nonviolent Communication in both secular and Buddhist contexts. He is the author of the book Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, a practical guidebook for having more effective, satisfying conversations. In this episode, we discuss Nonviolent Communication, how mindfulness plays a big role in communication and how most humans' communication training has been unconscious and unintentional.

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #10 - Communicating With Aikido

Judy Ringer is the author of Turn Enemies Into Allies: The Art of Peace in the Workplace. She provides conflict, communication, and presentation skills training based on mind/body principles from the martial art Aikido, in which she holds a third-degree black belt. In this episode, we talk about how to deal with conflict using the philosophy of Aikido, how to use Aikido as a way to live life, the impact of the virtual world in our day-to-day conflicts, and much more.

 

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #9 - Conversing With Your Inner Critic

Sarah Peyton is a CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication;  an experienced facilitator of Family Constellation work; speaks and writes internationally on the confluence of NVC, Constellation work, and the world of neuroscience research. She is the author of the book Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain's Capacity for Healing. In this episode, we cover topics including understanding your inner critic and using communication to deal with...

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Mindful Communication Podcast Episode #8 - Communication Mistakes We All Make

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Robert Danisch is the chair and an associate professor of the Communication Arts department at the University of Waterloo. He teaches courses in communication Ethics, Speech Writing, Persuasion, Small Group Communication, and Public Communication. He's the host of the podcast "Now We're Talking" and author of the book What Effect Have I Had? 100 Communication Practices to be a Better Partner, Teammate, Writer, Speaker, and Leader. We cover a variety of topics including defining what...

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Mindful Communication Podcast Episode #7 - Why We Misunderstand Others

Nicholas Epley is the John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavior Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is the author of Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want. He studies social cognition—how thinking people think about other thinking people—to understand why smart people so routinely misunderstand each other. We cover a wide range of topics including why we guess and make inferences so often, why our intuition about...

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Mindful Communication Podcast Episode #6 - Communication for Couples

Dianne Grande, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She has worked with individuals, couples, and families for over 25 years. Dr. Grande’s specialty is teaching couples how to manage their conflicts and realize their potentials as a team. We cover a wide range of topics including common issues that couples face, what assertive communication is, the importance of self-awareness and emotional intelligence in couples, and how to take more personal...

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Mindful Communication Podcast Episode #5 - The Power of Appreciation

 Blake Fly is a motivational speaker on a mission to improve campus culture by helping people realize that they matter. He seeds actions of appreciation, recognition and thoughtfulness into the daily routines of students, staff and campus partners. Blake has been a TEDx conference host, a featured TEDx speaker and joins us to talk all about appreciation, acknowledgment, recognition, and kindness. We talk about the impact and importance of appreciating someone, the benefits for...

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Mindful Communication Podcast Episode #4 - How to Connect With People in a Virtual World

Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. A passionate teacher, he is committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas and has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to deliver an unforgettable TED talk. He is an expert when it comes to body language and has recently released his newest book Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect With People in a Virtual World. We spend our time discussing...

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Mindful Communication Podcast Episode #3 - Exploring our Common Humanity

Michael Nagler is Professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC, Berkeley, where he co-founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. He is the author of The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide to Practical Action and is the founder and president of the Metta Center for Nonviolence. We discuss the basics of nonviolence, common myths and misunderstandings, lessons learned in recent nonviolence movements, and how we can bring about a more nonviolent world.

 

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Mindful Communication Podcast Episode #2 - Communicating with Compassion

Thom Bond is the Founder and Director of Education at the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication (NYCNVC). He is the author of The Compassion Book and leader of the Compassion Course - an online, 52-week course that has taught over 19,000 students in 110 countries across 4 languages. Thom and I talk about what Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is and how he got into it. We also go over a practical, real-life example, and a look ahead to what the future holds for this conflict resolution...

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