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My Interview and Discussion on Live Free FM

NVC and the Trivium Method

Published by: Nathan Fraser on 08-25-2013

Darrell Becker from the Tragedy and Hope online community Joins us this week to discuss his studies on Non Violent Communications, Trivium Method learning, and how to combine the two in order to be more effective communicators of socially taboo and emotionally charged ideas and concepts. We start by examining how to communicate with people who hold apposing points of view in a way that will not automatically put up brick walls, preventing meaningful discussion. HOw can we share new ideas without insulting those who have not yet been exposed? How can we challenge belief systems without making enemies of those we wish to help? This is where NVC comes in. Later, we look at how we can use logic to examine our own belief systems, as to not be passing on bad information. This may not always be the most comfortable thing to do, but it is vital. We wrap it up by combining the two processes into a form of communication that can send ideas to people who are willing to accept them with the least amount of resistance as possible. If you are someone who keeps being shut down when you are trying to wake people up, this is an episode that you do not want to miss.
Derrell’s site is Voluntary Visions
Darrell on a recent broadcast of History Connected can be found HERE.
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My Interview on Choice Conversations – The Trivium and NonViolent Communication with Darrell Becker

Darrell Becker from Tragedy and Hope joined Steve Patterson and me to discuss merging the Trivium with Non-Violent Communication.  This was a fun and fascinating journey into melding two seemingly very different things, a strategy for learning and a strategy for connecting with yourself and others, and finding that the sum of the parts creates something greater.
Darrell is the first person I’ve interviewed where he was the one to initiate contact.  He’s been a long time listener, and it was a new and pleasurable experience to have a fan of the show on as a guest.
Find more from Darrell below:
Darrell on Tragedy and Hope, Merging the Trivium with NVC:
Below you’ll find more information on the topics we discussed:
Previous podcasts on the Trivium:
Non-Violent Communication:
Previous podcasts on Parent Effectiveness Training:
Pete Gerlach’s site on Inner Family Systems Therapy:
Previous podcasts with Pete Gerlach:

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Category:Communication — posted at: 6:54 PM