Say What You Mean: Bringing Mindful Awareness To Your Conversations

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!

We can still care for one another, even when we can’t say yes to what the other person wants.
— Oren Jay Sofer

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.

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