Healing Rifts: Building Bridges through Communication

by | Aug 15, 2023 | Healthy Relationships, Personal Growth

In this week’s podcast episode, Healing Rifts: Building Bridges Through Communication, we dive into sticky relationship dynamics! 

We start with a trigger warning: In this episode, a returning caller discusses an argument that escalated into domestic violence within a relationship. While we focus on applying principles of nonviolent communication, connection, and compassion, we address sensitive topics and delve into nuanced discussions about the acceptability of violence, trauma, and healing, including future explorations of different forms of force. Listener discretion is advised as references to domestic violence are made, alongside conversations about setting boundaries within family and workplace contexts.  

Healing Rifts:  Building Bridges Through Communication 

[3:02] How to create and navigate boundaries with family
[11:03] Setting boundaries
[14:25] On seeking reassurance
[23:48] Healing and repair in relationships
[32:46] Discharge vs. Re-enactments in breaking cycles
[47:15] What is violence?
[49:18] On effectively saying “no”

My podcast builds on conversations we have on my Wednesday morning Q&A Call, where I explore the intersections between psychology, mental health and nonviolence.

One of my deepest desires is to help you step out of blame and shame dynamics and into a new conversation.

A relational conversation.

A conversation that cultivates empathy and healing.

A conversation that breaks cycles of internalized oppression and violence.

Continue the conversation with me – how did this episode land on you? What was useful? 

I’d love to know.  Please leave a comment below!

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