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I often think of conversations as the life-force that enlivens – or throttles – relationships. Conversations are never really complete. They are ongoing. Winding. Emergent. Unpredictable. And, when they are life-affirming and generative, conversations tend to go through some very predictable stages.
When I mentioned to my mother that I was going to be offering a workshop on how to approach “the vaccine conversation” nonviolently, she laughingly empathized with, “Oh my, you’ve just put yourself in the middle of a hornet’s nest.”
It certainly feels that way.
On a recent group coaching call, I got a number of big questions about how to heal from trauma. In the moment, I remembered how the simple practice of connecting with others and with ourselves can be a fundamental tool for healing. Connection can be healing. With that in mind, I responded by sharing the four key distinctions we try to make when we want to connect rather than disconnect in our communication and our relationships.
Last week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed for the radio show PARTNER UP! with Amy Carroll. Amy is a coach, speaker, and writer who specializes in communication, so as you can probably imagine, we had a lot to talk about.