In this session, we will be continuing to explore the Pathways to Liberation Matrix practices that support the skill of Flexibility in Relating in order to cultivate more openness and versatility in relating to others. Integrating this skill enables us to relate to others in a natural and authentic manner where expressions are attuned to the needs and styles of those involved and may not “sound like NVC language”.
UNSKILLED: Habitually relates from a perspective of right/wrong, win/lose, “should”, “have to”, etc.
AWAKENING: Increasing ability to distinguish between life-alienated communication patterns and NVC. Reactive communication patterns continue. Formulaic, self-conscious expressions of NVC honesty and empathy; thinks NVC is OFNR.
CAPABLE: Willing and usually able to hear observations, feelings, needs and requests, no matter how they are communicated. Has started experimenting with “street giraffe”, to speak in ways that are more likely to connect.
INTEGRATED: Relates naturally with authenticity and empathy. Expressions are attuned to the needs and styles of those involved, and may not “sound like NVC language”.
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