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On the Punishment and the Protective Use of Force; by Jim Manske

For me, distinctions about “the protective use of force” seem one of the concepts most likely to be misunderstood and misused in NVC.

We make a distinction between the punitive use of force and the protective use of force.  The

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Being Present with Feelings; by Jim Manske


I remember the first time I saw a kaleidoscope. I felt awed by the ever-changing, unique patterns that materialized and disappeared as I manipulated it. I felt entranced by the beauty and complexity, joyfully astonished at the seemingly infinite … Read the rest

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N>N>N>N Four Skills of Self-Empathy; by Jim Manske





Here’s a quick self-empathy tool you can try, an homage to the 14th letter of the English alphabet, the letter N.

1. Notice.   Notice what’s happening, right  now.  You can notice anything, and it can contribute … Read the rest