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In today’s episode I interview Ellen Shiro who is a counseling psychologist and marriage and family therapist. She has been using the model of Nonviolent Communication, known as “NVC” and developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, in her practice for over 25 years to help individuals, couples, and families. Ellen focuses on how to translate language of judging and shaming to language of mutual understanding and clear requests
I wanted to have Ellen on the show because I kept hearing well-respected thought leaders communicating in ways that I thought distorted the truth even though they had good intent. It was about the language they were using that reinforced views of ourselves as victims rather than as authors of our own lives. I kept thinking to myself if they only knew NVC it’d be so much better so I was really happy when Ellen agreed to come on the show.
In this interview we talk about:
- How to avoid the pitfalls of being too nice
- How to handle difficult people in a way that’s a true win/win for everyone
- How to talk to your partner in a way that builds connection and prevents unnecessary conflict without being a doormat
- How to handle people that talk more than we like
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