Scott Swain has studied and taught Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 2005 and 2006, respectively. Teaching, study, speaking, and mediation experience includes:
Scott has written many articles on NVC use, both philosophical and practical; created numerous animations as training materials; and is currently writing a book called Practical Empathy.
Scott's latest articles can be found here:
"I'm seeing how thought influences words influences thought; a powerful virtuous circle that will increase insight, empathy, courage, inner strength, and peace. For example, if you even just practice leaving out words/phrases that serve moral judgment, eventually, it seeps into your way of thinking and you become less morally judgmental! At least in test mice.
Seriously: Putting NVC into practice in your life, you will begin to find yourself listening to people on an entirely different level. It will become automatic to more often really hear what people are saying [actually the values/needs underneath their words] to the point where there is no little voice in your head giving a constant commentary or thinking about what you are going to say.
You will find yourself more often feeling like you can read minds, often knowing what people are going to say before they say it. Your connections with people will go deeper, with more trust, understanding, and respect. virtuous circle that will increase your sense of courage, inner strength, and peace."
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