Say What You Mean

Say What You Mean

A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication
By Oren Jay Sofer
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    A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

  • Shambhala Publications
    12/11/2018
    ISBN: 9780834841895
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    We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how often are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way, without needing to get defensive or go on the attack? In this groundbreaking synthesis of mindfulness, somatics, and Nonviolent Communication, Oren Jay Sofer offers simple yet powerful practices to develop healthy, effective, and satisfying ways of communicating.

    The techniques in Say What You Mean will help you to:

    • Feel confident during conversation
    • Stay focused on what really matters in an interaction
    • Listen for the authentic concerns behind someone’s words
    • Reduce anxiety before and during difficult conversations
    • Find nourishment in day-to-day interactions

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    "Unconscious patterns of communication create separation not only in our personal lives, they also perpetuate patterns of misunderstanding and violence that pervade our world. With clarity and great insight, Oren Jay Sofer offers teachings and practices that train us to speak and listen with presence, courage, and an open heart." —Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

    "Oren Jay Sofer offers us a brilliant intertwining of focused presence and artful engagement. Our work, family, and any other relationships will benefit from his guidance." —Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and Altered Traits

    "By the time we reach adulthood, most of us have learned to operate through such deeply engrained patterns of language and behavior that virtually all of our communication involves projection, assumption, and bias. No wonder we often feel so cut off and all alone! Mr. Sofer deftly weaves together his mindfulness practice and principles of Nonviolent Communication to help us learn how to find one another again. This is a powerful guidebook to thinking, speaking, and listening with authenticity and care. Bravo!" —Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Real Love

    "Meeting the enormous challenges of living in these times calls for an integration of inner practices of mindfulness with outer practices of communicating with honesty, vulnerability, strength, care, and empathy. Oren shows us a way to do just that." —Miki Kashtan, Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer and author of Spinning Threads of Radical Aliveness

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