Say What You Mean: Bringing Mindful Awareness To Your Conversations
In this episode of The Empathic Parent, I'm chatting with Oren Jay Sofer about mindful communication.
We talk about:
pulling back the layers to uncover your true needs
honoring others needs when we can't meet them
identifying boundaries and preferences
using self-empathy to meet our own needs
choosing to seek understanding over blame and judgment
repairing disconnects in communication
viewing emotions as important information
and so much more!
For more on mindful nonviolent communication visit https://orenjaysofer.com
Grab Oren’s book Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach To Nonviolent Communication
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Oren Jay Sofer is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. He leads retreats and workshops on mindful communication at meditation centers and educational settings around the United States. A graduate of the IMS-Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program, he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, teaches in the Insight Meditation community, and is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. Oren creates mindfulness training programs for a number of organizations, including Mindful Schools, Kaiser Permanente, and 10% Happier. He lives in Richmond, California.