In this session, we will be exploring the Skills Matrix practices that support the skill of Facilitating Connection, with an emphasis on the use of connection requests and sharing feedback. We invite you to come prepared with a situation in mind – one in which another person likes to talk a lot about a topic that is not of interest to you, and perhaps a topic which you find triggers unpleasant feelings and unmet needs. We will be practicing these tools together to support you to find power with compassion in these more challenging kinds of interactions – to facilitate a quality of connection that is mutually nourishing
Katrina Vaillancourt is a mother, artist and NVC certification candidate who has been living and teaching NVC for 15 years. She is the creatrice of Love Smart Cards, inspired by the Grok Cards, but different in that it includes two distinct decks of emotions cards – one for emotions connected to met needs, and the other for emotions connected to unmet needs, and also includes a deck of character strength cards. You can learn more about Katrina at www.LoveSmartCards.com
UNSKILLED: Habitually expresses with complaint, blame or criticism when upset; shares opinions and beliefs as certainties.
AWAKENING: Developing an increasing awareness of how some patterns of thinking and expressing tend to lead to disconnection; starting to explore alternatives.
CAPABLE: Usually capable of expressing authentically with an intention to connect, even when stressed.
INTEGRATED: Expresses with vulnerability, holding everyone’s needs as precious; has openness to outcome.
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