Co-creating Peace: A podcast about
Conscious Communication & Conflict Transformation
New episodes air on the 2nd & 4th weekend of every month.
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“Why It Matters” Episode #1 of Co-creating Peace (Introduction)
This is a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. I’ll tell you what to expect from this podcast, why I am doing it, and why it matters. You’re also going to hear a letter seeking communication advice, and I’ll share with you the advice I have for her.
Conscious communication, as I define it is: Being mindful before we speak, of what our goal is for the outcome of each communication we embark on – especially in situations that are important to us, or to others – and thoughtfully choosing the words, timing and delivery to best accomplish that goal.
Conflict transformation – as I define it – is first and foremost seeing conflict as an opportunity – and opportunity to grow, to learn, and to co-create a better reality for everyone involved and affected by the conflict. It is mindfully working with a conflict situation with the intention to collaborate to co-create an outcome that benefits all involved, and is to the highest good of all concerned. It is about transcending ideas of who’s right and who’s wrong, or blame and shame, and instead simply identifying what’s not working, then exploring and negotiating creative options for new dynamics that will better meet the needs of those involved and affected.
“Overcoming Division Through Curiosity, Compassion & Courage” Part 1, Episode #117
Tom Fishman, CEO of Starts With Us talks about the many creative & exciting ways they are working to give a home, a voice, and real momentum to all who believe it’s time to end the culture wars & make curiosity, compassion & courage the dominant values in our society. Tom will also share some wonderful insights and tools for bridging divides.
“Psychological Safety, Peace & Human Understanding”, Episode #116
Stephan Wiedner, a psychological safety expert, brings us deeper insights into the importance of psychological safety and the myriad of ways it can be used to foster peace and mutual understanding.
“From Peace Within Comes Peace With Others”, Episode #115
For centuries wise people have reminded us – or at least, tried to remind us – that it is much easier to co-create peace with others if we have peace within ourselves. One such person is my guest today, Jennifer Boyatt.
“Listen First at the National Week of Conversation”, Episode #114
Graham Bodie, Chief Listening Officer at Listen First, and I discuss the healing power of listening to learn & understand, Listen First Project & the National Week of Conversation
“Ubuntu Works”, Episode #113
Eric Sirotkin and Raphael Masesa talk about ubuntu, and age-old way of being, which recognizes that all living things are connected, and that harm to others, harms oneself while nurturing others nurtures oneself.
“Speaking of Listening…..”, Episode #112
Annie Caplan of Living Room Conversations & I discuss the value of listening to learn & understand & how suspending judgement can help us gain new insights.
“The Power of the Pause” (Episode #79 Redux), Episode #111
Howard Falco & I discuss creating & harvesting space between stimulus and response as a portal for our wisdom.
“Mindful Spacious Listening”, Episode #110
Alan Carroll joins us again to help us to have more of the Mindful Spacious communication picture, by sharing some of the tools & wisdoms of Mindful Spacious Listening.
“Mindful Spacious Speaking”, Episode #109
Alan Carroll joins me to talk about a mindful way to deliver information that creates the space for greater understanding.
“Truth & Reconciliation”, Episode #108
Eric Sirotkin joins me to share his insights into the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, the powerful work they have done, and how much more there is yet to do.
“Inheriting Resentment”, Episode #107
A listener comes on the show for a free on-the-air communication coaching session about a conflict in her family regarding her mother’s early distribution of her estate.
“Working with Our Empathic Abilities”, Episode #106
Jennifer Moore and I discuss the difference between having empathy and being empathic, the importance of empaths having multiple types of boundaries, and some of the ways that highly sensitive and empathic people can support their psychological and energetic well-being.
“Secrets to Sustainable Relationships Part 2 – Living Relationally”, Episode #105
Nancy Pickard & I explore how living relationally can support the sustainability of a relationship, including what to do when we get triggered & how to approach conversation in times of upset.
“Secrets to Sustainable Relationships Part 1 – The Benefits of Boundaries”, Episode #104
This week on Co-creating Peace, Nancy Pickard, a Master Integrative Life Coach, joins me to talk about the importance of setting healthy boundaries to help us to have relationships that are sustainable.
Highlights of our conversation include:
• The benefit of boundaries in all types of relationships
• The importance of teaching boundaries to children
• Ways to articulate your boundaries
• How to reinforce cooperation with your boundaries
“Empathy: The First Step to Peace”, Episode #103
Edwin Rutsch joins me to talk about the nature of empathy, and ways we can evoke & experience empathy with others through Empathy Circles.
“A Source for Higher Wisdom”, Episode #102
Award-winning author Margaret Agard and I discuss how she expands her perspective by accessing higher wisdom, and how that impacts her relationships with others.
“The Path to Conscious, Co-creative Leadership”, Episode #101
A conversation about the International Institute for Global Leadership & its tuition-free, self-paced conscious leadership educational program.
“From Drama Triangle to Circle of Empowerment”, Episode #100
Susan Partnow joins me to talk about the Drama Triangle and how to move from the Drama Triangle into a circle of empowerment.
“The Lawyer as Peacemaker”, Episode #99
Eric Sirotkin, an attorney in Santa Fe, NM, joins me to talk about creative skill-sets for the 21st century lawyer, moving the role of a lawyer from warrior to a partner for peace in the just resolution of disputes.
“Change Your Thinking, Change Your Experience”, Episode #98
Molly Mandelberg, a Transformational Leadership Coach, and I discuss ways each of us can transcend our limiting beliefs.
“How to Move Beyond Blame, Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good”, Episode #97
Dr. Fleet Maull & I discuss Radical Responsibility, and how practicing Radical Responsibility can empower us to better co-create peace with others.
“The Heart is our Compass: Compassionate Listening in Polarized Times” Part 2, Episode #96
Have peaceful conversations with family, using Compassionate Listening practices.
“The Heart is our Compass: Compassionate Listening in Polarized Times” Part 1, Episode #95
In this episode, we talk about the origin of Compassionate Listening, its five core practices and how we can cultivate compassion.
“Uniting Fractured Communities Through Dialogue, Part 2 – Discovering Deeper Connections With Dialogue”, Episode #94
Positive paradigm shifts happen when we expand our awareness, explore new understandings & embrace the glorious diversity of humanity. All this can happen through dialogue.
“Uniting Fractured Communities Through Dialogue, Part 1 – Bringing Police and Activists Together Through Dialogue”, Episode #93
Learn about police/community dialogues in Part 1 of a 2-part interview of Kathleen Oweegon by Duncan Autrey for the Omni-Win Project podcast.
“Say It Now”, Episode #92
We’ve all heard the saying, “Timing and delivery are everything!”, and that is especially true when it comes to communication. It is so important to be mindful of not only what we want to say, but when and how. There are some messages that should be shared sooner, rather than later.
“Finding My Place & My Harmony Within the Group” – Letter from a Listener, Episode #91
In this episode, I share a letter from a listener in France, seeking my advice about boundaries and communication with the very large family she married into.
“How to Communicate with Your Partner in Difficult Times”, Episode #90
Difficult times can arise in any relationship. What’s important is how we navigate those difficult times. Joining me to share some insights into that is relationship expert Laura Doyle.
“Living Room Conversations: Connecting Across Divides”, Episode #89
With the help of Living Room Conversations, we can connect across divides and begin to heal our communities & our nation.
“What’s Your Story?”, Episode #88
Each of us has a story to tell. The wisdom and empowerment that reside within our story are most easily seen when we write our story down.
“Conflict & Your Soul’s Journey”, Episode #87
A conversation with Rabbi David H. Green, who shares some great insights into our soul’s journey and how conflict can be an opportunity for soul growth.
“Acknowledge, Reflect, Be Curious”, Episode #86
Duncan Autry, creator of The Omni-Win Project, shares his model for approaching difficult conversations and conflict: ARC – Acknowledge, Reflect, Be Curious.
“Clean Inquiry: simple questions for conversations when emotions and stakes are high”, Episode #85
Learn about Clean Inquiry, one of the facets of Clean Language, a tool for communicating consciously and in ways that help others feel safe and empowered to collaborate.
“The Impact of Trauma on Communication”, Episode #84
Trauma can impact our ability to effectively communicate with others in several detrimental ways. This week, Karen Robinson, social worker who specializes in trauma recovery, anxiety, and depression joins me to talk about this often-misunderstood impact of trauma and provide some helpful communication tools to assist with difficult conversations.
“Re-framing Our Lived Experience – Transforming Trauma”, Episode #83
Just about everyone has experienced trauma in their life. Each person’s journey through their trauma is different. As today’s guest says: “Most of healing from trauma is an inside job.”
“Releasing Grudges” Part #3: Letters from Listeners, Episode #82
In this episode, I’ll share 4 letters from listeners with you. Each letter has a different story to tell about listeners’ experiences with grudges and releasing them.
“Releasing Grudges” Part 2, Episode #81
Today, Coach Lee Hopkins and I continue our conversation about grudges. Last week, we talked about what we might do to help others release their grudge against us. Now we’ll discuss how each of us might work through the grudges we have against others.
“Releasing Grudges” Part 1, Episode #80
In this episode (Part 1), we explore approaches we might take when someone has a grudge against us. Next week, in Part 2, we’ll look at what we can do about our own grudges.
“The Power of the Pause”, Episode #79
Every Wednesday evening at 5:00 Pacific time, I have conversations with listeners on the Wisdom App, and last week, the focus was “The Power of the Pause”. This topic was inspired by a quote from Victor Frankl. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space, is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”.
“Teaching Leaders Peaceful Coexistence”, Episode #78
The University for Peace, also known as UPeace, is one of the best resources to gain the tools needed to become a peacemaker and to learn many of the skill needed to help bring about peaceful co-existence for our specie and for the planet. Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with Julia Delafield from the Centre for Executive Education at UPeace.
“Boundaries Create the Shape of You”, Episode #77
Today, I have the pleasure of having Coach Lee Hopkins join me to share a boundaries framework that he has created, which he calls 3N Boundaries.
“Honor Your Boundaries”, Episode #76
Defining our boundaries, being clear with others on what our boundaries are, and being strong in holding our boundaries are acts of love for ourself, and wisdom lessons for others.
In the case of Linda, the listener whose letters I’ll tell you about, her mother had been raised by extremely strict parents – a southern Baptist minister and his very docile wife. Linda’s mother knew nothing about having personal boundaries, so she was unable to teach Linda about boundaries, much less model for Linda how to have and hold one’s boundaries. The inability to define, articulate and hold her boundaries has caused Linda to be taken advantage of at levels that constitute abuse.
“Let’s Restart!”, Episode #75
One of the biggest and most frustrating obstacles to resolving conflict, or even resolving our feelings about a conflict we’ve had, is when the other person won’t participate in the effort to resolve. Joining me to offer a solution to that dilemma is Louis Bourgarel, with a method of unilateral conflict resolution that he calls “Restart”.
“Pivoting Toward Inner Peace”, Episode #74
There are times in our lives when we recognize that we aren’t thriving. Nothing seems to be in sync. We experience inner friction and outer friction, and no sense of real peace. In this episode, Sarah Kalmeta and I have a conversation about ways to move through and...
“Everyone is Someone Else’s ‘Other’”, Episode #73
Joining me from Dubai, is Lara Khouri, to share her insights about being seen as “the other”, some approaches to working with that experience, and approaches to working with conflict.
Part 2 of “The Practice & Practicality of Mindfulness”, Episode #72
Last week, in Part 1, I spoke with Andrew Safer, founder of Safer Mindfulness Inc. He walked us through a brief mindfulness exercise & shared some insights into the practice of mindfulness. Today, Andrew & I will pick up our conversation where we left off last week and I will take you through a brief mindfulness exercise that I wrote for my Conscious Leadership class, which I call “Opening the Present”.
“The Practice and Practicality of Mindfulness Part 1”, Episode #71
Andrew Safer, founder of Safer Mindfulness Inc., walks us through a brief mindfulness exercise. He’ll share some insights into the practice of mindfulness, and additional ways that mindfulness can benefit our lives.
“The Journey to Co-creating Peace Begins with Inner Peace” – Episode #70
Ann Hince & I discuss using the Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT to help release emotions and find inner peace. We’ll also discuss how inner peace leads to peace with others.
“How to Say What They Don’t Want to Hear” – Episode #69
This episode is a bit of a change of pace. In today’s episode, I am interviewed by Marta Greca, for her podcast Marta the Minimalist. Marta invited me to be a guest to talk about how to deliver information that the other person may not want to hear. Our focus is...
Episode #68 – “The 7 Steps of Relationship Repair”
No matter how strong or long-lasting, every relationship hits rough spots or tough times once in awhile. Branch Isole joins us today to talk about the 7 steps of relationship repair – a very useful approach to successfully moving through those experiences to heal, restore harmony, and grow as a result.
“Connecting Across Divides” – Episode #67
A discussion about the enlightening and healing power of dialogue, and the amazing potential to co-create a better future that collaborative deliberation brings forth.
“Let’s Talk About It” – Episode #66
The difficulties we have with one another are very often the result of lack of insight and understanding. In the absence of information we make assumptions about one another – assumptions that often lead to conflict.There is a cure for this phenomenon, and that is dialogue – sitting down with one another to have conversations that help us to learn about one another at deeper levels.
“How to Make Your Goals Your Reality” – Episode #65
The journey from goals to reality is not always clear. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a map? Fear not, because – in fact – there is a way to map your goals and turn your goals into your reality!
“Holding the Space for Peace” – Episode #64
Andrea Petrut joins me today from Toronto Canada for a conversation about the many ways that we can hold the space for peace – within ourselves, between ourselves and others, and in the world. We discuss the relationship between inner peace, outer peace and world...
“The Sequel to ‘Timing & Delivery are Everything’: Letters from Listeners” – Episode #63
Last week, I talked about how important it is to give careful thought to the timing and delivery of important conversations and offered some suggestions about what to consider when planning those conversations. Boy, did that topic strike a chord with many of you...
“Timing & Delivery Are Everything” – Episode #62
All too often, we neglect to give careful thought to the timing and delivery of important conversations. Sometimes we put them off, when it would be more constructive to have them earlier. Other times, we have important conversations when we’re emotionally escalated,...
“The Leader’s Inward Journey” – Episode #61
In today’s world, wise, ethical and empathetic leadership is needed more than ever. In my conversation today with Terry Wildemann, we discuss Intuitive Leadership and the Law of Attraction.
“Nourishing Wisdom in Children” – Episode #60
In this episode, I am joined by Gramps Jeffrey, to talk about his children’s book, “I Don’t Want to Turn 3”, a book that explores what goes through a toddler’s mind as he faces turning 3. Age three, as this toddler sees it, is the age when he’ll have to take...
“Using Conscious Communication to Attract What You Want in Life” – Episode #59
A conversation with Meta Greca about how her use of conscious interpersonal communication to evolve her life from professional collapse & personal dis-empowerment to thriving success in all areas of her life.
“Here Comes the Judge”, Episode #58 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Have you ever noticed yourself writing a story in your head about something that has happened in the world or in your life? What assumptions have you made about other people today? Who have...
“A 5-step Framework to Approach a Difficult Conversation”, Episode #57 of Co-creating Peace
Today, I am joined by Jerry Fu a conflict resolution coach who helps Asian-American leaders advance in their career and life journeys. Jerry will share with us his 5-step Framework for Approaching a Difficult Conversation and examples of how he has used it in...
“What Results is Peace”, Episode #56 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In Episode #53 Indra Rinzler joined me to talk about The Enneagram of Personality and the Four Doorways to Conscious Living. In our conversation after the interview, Indra shared with me some...
“The Unicorn in You – A Path to Peace & Joy”, Episode #55 of Co-creating Peace
A series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I am joined by Joshua Kramer. Josh’s upcoming book, "The Unicorn in You", takes an un-self-help approach to finding a path to peace and joy. By identifying fundamental principles and the...
“Your Many Facets”, Episode #54 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today’s episode may feel like a bit of a walkabout as you hear the thoughts I will share, yet I invite and encourage you to journey with me on this little adventure of the mind. By the end...
“The Enneagram of Personality and the Four Doorways to Conscious Living” – Episode #53 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I am joined by Indra Rinzler - a life-long spiritual seeker who will share a valuable tool for increasing our self-awareness and our understandings about others – Enneagram...
“Why CARE?” – Episode #52 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I have a great conversation with Sam Thiara about an acronym he has created that is central to his outlook and his work: CARE, which stands for Collaboration, Adaptability,...
“An Attitude of Gratitude” – Episode #51 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. When nothing seems to be going your way, your best-laid plans are thwarted by the Fates, and it feels as though the bird of paradise is leaving droppings on your head, it is so easy to go...
“Resolve to Resolve” – Episode #50 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. As we approach the birth of every new year, many people have the tradition of making resolutions for the new year. For 2022, I would like to invite you to resolve to resolve. Think about the...
“Speaking in Rounds to Help People Think” – Episode #49 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Sheella Mierson joins me to talk about a method of designing the flow of a conversation in a way that evokes more thoughtful responses, and which allows for each person to have a chance to...
“A Buddhist Perspective on Peace and Purpose” – Episode #48 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I have the honor of speaking with Venerable Domo Geshe Rinpoche. The 9th Domo Geshe Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of White Conch Dharma Center and abbot of Lotus Lake...
Part 2 of “Riverlogic – Finding Flow in our Conversational Spaces” – Episode #47 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. This episode is a continuation of last week’s broadcast of my conversation with Denise Blanc about the flow of a river as a metaphor for conversation. In her forthcoming book, "Riverlogic...
Part 1 of “Riverlogic – Finding Flow in our Conversational Spaces” – Episode #46 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. With me is Denise Blanc to share her thoughts on the flow of a river as a metaphor for conversation. This beautiful metaphor can help us to better practice conscious communication. In her...
“Deck the Halls, Not Your Relatives” – Episode #45 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Holidays are usually thought of as a time of gathering with family and loved ones, and creating joyful memories. For some families, there is a different experience. Some people find...
“Using NVC® to Speak Your Truth”, Part 2 – Episode 44 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Last week Jack Lehman and I had a great conversation about how NVC uses observations, feelings, needs, and requests, as part of its communication structure. We discussed identifying our...
“Using Nonviolent Communication® to Speak Your Truth”, Part 1 – Episode #43 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In Episode #22, Jack Lehman gave us some insights into The Dao of Domination, and told us a little bit about a wonderful conscious communication tool called Nonviolent Communication®, also...
“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...
“Bringing Calm to the Storm” – Episode #41 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. As we all know, conflict often involves high emotion. Not everyone has the ability to manage their emotions, especially when their emotions are highly escalated. People sometimes completely...
Pt 2 of “Walking Through the Blueprint of We” – Episode #40 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In Episode #16, "A Way to Co-create Relationships", I interviewed Sheella Mierson and Rachel Eryn Kalish about the Blueprint of We process. They described the Blueprint of We and gave...
“What Is Restorative Justice, Really?” – Episode #39 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. I am so pleased to have my dear friend and colleague, Tonya Covington, join me to talk about a very important field of mediation – especially in today's world. It is a powerful, yet...
“Implementing Emotional Intelligence” – Episode #38 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I discuss Emotional Intelligence, also know as "EI" or "EQ", which is the ability to recognize, understand and manage our won emotions, and to recognize, understand and...
“Expressing Emotion Safely” – Episode #37 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. We all struggle from time to time with how to express our emotions. We often either react to our feelings without thought, causing others to get upset, or we avoid talking about them...
“The Courage to Bridge the Divide” – Episode #36 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I share with you a letter from a listener seeking advice about feeling rejected by family members and not knowing how to have a productive conversation about that. The...
“Terms to Know” – Episode #35 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In previous episodes of this podcast, I have talked about the importance of being mindful of how we use words. In times of change and unrest, such as the times we are in now, new terms emerge...
“Peacemaking 101” – Episode #34 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Victor La Cerva about peacemaking and emotional fluency. Victor worked in violence prevention for more than 25 years. He remains engaged,...
“Walking Through the Blueprint of We” – Episode #33 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In episode #16 - "A Way to Co-create Relationships", I interviewed Sheella Mierson and Rachel Eryn Kalish about a way to co-create relationships: the "Blueprint of We'' process. They...
“What Is Mediation?” – Episode #32 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. I've mentioned mediation in some of the previous episodes of this podcast, but I haven't talked a lot about what mediation is, and how it compares to other methods of approaching conflict...
“Igniting Positive Change” – Episode #31 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Trosten-Bloom, co-author of "The Power of Appreciative Inquiry". She will explain Appreciative Inquiry and we'll talk about its...
“We See What We Believe” – Episode #30 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I share my thoughts on an interesting – sometimes beneficial, and more often detrimental – psychological phenomenon known as "confirmation bias". I also share a letter with...
“The Power of the Positive” – Episode #29 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. This episode builds upon what I discussed in Episode #14 on re-framing our perspective. Our experience and perspective of life is dramatically affected – positively or negatively – by what we...
“Fostering Evolution: The Art of Giving & Receiving Feedback” – Episode #28 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. One of the most powerful gifts we can receive is reflection of how others see and experience us. When that reflection is positive, we feel validated. When that reflection shows us something...
“Values Based Decision Making: The Ethical Heart of a Healthy Organization” – Episode #27 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. My friend and fellow mediator, Mark Bennett, is joining me again today. You may recall the wonderful conversation that Mark and I had in Episode #21 about his most recent book, Uniting by...
“Longing for Yesteryear” – Episode #26 of Co-creating Peace
In recent months, I have received many letters from listeners, some seeking advice, others sharing what happened when they tried some of the tools I’ve talked about in this podcast. Some of the letters seeking advice have similar themes, so I decided to share them in...
“Living The Four Agreements” – Episode #25 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Don Miguel Ruiz wrote the book “The Four Agreements” in 1997. It is one of those books that is timeless, and contains wisdom that can be applied in many areas of life, most especially in...
“Resolving Conflict With Your Teen” – Episode #24 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I talk with Lisanne Iriks, a conflict resolution specialist who lives and works in Perth, Australia. Lisanne has some great conflict resolution strategies to share with us,...
“Conflict and Cortisol” – Episode #23 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I am joined by Dr. Mike Kennedy, to talk about the effects that conflict and all the stress that goes with conflict on your body. Mike is a board certified General Practice Physician...
“The Dao of Domination” – Episode #22 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I am joined by Jack Lehman, to talk about The Dao of Domination and a wonderful conscious communication tool called Non-violent Communication, also known as NVC, which was originated...
“Uniting by Design” – Episode #21 of Co-creating Peace
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I am joined by my friend and fellow mediator, Mark Bennett, to talk about his newest book, Uniting by Design: the Architecture of Creative Collaboration for...
“Your Boundaries Create Your Reality” – Episode #20
A podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. We all have boundaries, although we often don’t recognize them until someone crosses them. When our boundaries are crossed, upset and conflict often result. In this episode, I discuss how...
“Set the Tone, Change the Experience” – Episode #19
In any dynamic, someone sets the tone – consciously or unconsciously. The tone that is set has a powerful influence on what happens next and what the outcome will be. Setting the tone is a vital part of Conscious Communication! I share some thoughts with you on...
“Re-humanizing One Another” – Episode #18
This episode’s topic relates in many ways to what I spoke about in Episode #17 –the frame of reference in which we see one another, and which we sometimes lock people into in our mind. One frame in which we often see and entrap others is in the role they have in our...