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May 12, 2023

If we truly believe that all people in their essence are divine/good, why do we so often forget that in our interactions with others? Why do we make judgments that harm our relationships? Are there processes we can learn that will help us process things that happen without becoming defensive and, instead, meet these things with compassion for others and ourselves?

In the 1980s and '90s, a psychologist, Marshall Rosenberg, developed a set of principles and practices he named Non-Violent Communication (NVC), which is designed to help us refrain from negative judgments of others. In this episode, psychologist and therapist Ben Bailey lays out the basics of the NVC model and together with LDF host Dan Wotherspoon introduces how it can help in LDS and interpersonal settings. 

Listen in! The model and practices are fascinating, and can really be game changers for all our relationships.