“You, Me, Us” – The Art of Verbal AikidoTM – Episode #42 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.
Joining me from Lyon, France is Luke Archer, to talk about a peace education practice called Verbal Aikido, which is based on the Japanese martial art Aikido. Verbal Aikido practitioners train to protect themselves and to de-escalate conflictual exchanges peacefully. Luke and his team have been developing and sharing this practice since 2009, focusing on empowering both adults and children to listen more deeply and to communicate more assertively.
Learn more about Luke and Verbal Aikido at www.verbalaikido.org.