Heart-Canvas™ (feelings + needs)

Heart-Canvas™ (feelings + needs)

Heart-Canvas™ is a visual-tactile aid to support learning and exploration of the language of the heart. Feelings are sorted by intensity, and needs are organized into a flower making them easier to find and learn. The Heart-Canvas™ may be used in many ways: as an educational aid for learning the language of the heart cultivating presence journal writing through self-empathy family communication conflict resolution giving empathy to others to prepare for difficult conversations to transform evaluations/judgments to help going deeper into...

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Seminars for Techies and Professionals

Seminars for Techies and Professionals

One to two hour seminar giving an overview of communicating compassionately, especially designed for technologists and professionals. Preferred group size is 8 to 12 participants in a round-table discussion format — seminar format can be extended to any group size, including auditorium. Emphasis is getting to the point as quickly as possible, focused mostly on intellectual overview of the statics and dynamics of communication. Group facilitator able to adapt quickly to the needs of the group based on specific requests, while getting to...

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What is Self-Empathy?

What is Self-Empathy?

Self-empathy is a process of self-reflection, where we tune into our current experience, listening to our minds and hearts; we strive to identify and describe our thoughts, feelings and needs alive in the moment (this can also be seen as a “personal inventory”). Self-empathy is usually an individual process, but it can also be assisted by a trained facilitator. I find it helpful to write down what comes out of the process, so that I can review it and learn from it. “What is happening or what am I telling myself about what’s...

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What is Empathy?

What is Empathy?

Empathy in its basic form is about imagining what it would be like to be in someone else’s shoes. The concept has been around for many years, and its foundation is captured in the timeless Golden Rule: “Do onto others as you’d like them to do to you.” There are many definitions of empathy out there, but there are two basic forms which merit mentioning[1]: Emotional Empathy (Affective empathy): the drive to respond with an appropriate emotion to another’s mental/emotional state. Cognitive Empathy: identifying another’s mental/emotional state....

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OS Upgrade: Three Steps to World Peace and Higher Profits

OS Upgrade: Three Steps to World Peace and Higher Profits

What if there where something about our human operating system that if tweaked, world peace would become a real possibility? What if along with that peace, we’d experience abundance, community, intimacy and a lot more fun? What if it also led to a culture of collaboration? And our products and services evolved to fully contribute to the general well-being of society. What if you could increase profits while making people’s lives better? Consider the payoff if it were 80% true, would you be interested? I will show you three steps that will...

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