EPISODE 189

Wayland Myers: Nonviolent Communication Basics

Having problems communicating your needs constructively and effectively with family, friends and coworkers, especially when conflicting opinions are involved?

Meet Wayland Myers, Paul’s go-to expert and the author of Nonviolent Communication: The Basics As I Know and Use Them, who shows you how to maintain strong connections with people you disagree with deeply yet still respect and love them in this very chatty Living 4D conversation.

Learn more about Wayland’s work at his website.

SHOW NOTES
  • What is nonviolent communication? (5:14)
  • Seven cooperative behaviors shared among many cultures. (10:40)
  • A master class on how to talk to someone who doesn’t agree with you politically. (14:48)
  • Two powerful levels that help you create connections with others. (20:46)
  • Is safety a real foundational need in the realm of conversation and exploring new ideas? (33:22)
  • Achieving balance within our hierarchies. (42:40)
  • “I’m a living empathy bus.” (56:18)
  • Practicing nonviolent communication 24/7 can be really annoying to others. (1:04:00)
  • The jackal and the giraffe. (1:11:11)
  • Mastering empathy. (1:35:38)
  • Understanding the differences between empathy and sympathy. (1:51:27)
  • How to handle globalized opinions, generalized assumptions and fuzzy talk. (2:17:52)
  • Revealing your vulnerability. (2:26:21)
  • What couples really need to solve their problems: Better repair skills. (2:37:31)
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