Dan Siegal talks about the neuropsycholgy of empathy. Mirror neurons simulate internal states. Your brain takes in another's emotional state through your "mirror neurons" that influences your brainstem and then the body. You resonate with what you see. You start feeling thirsty as you imagine I am feeling thirsty. You start feeling angry if you [...]
Effective conflict resolution From the mouths of babes... enjoy the smile it brings
This short film illustrates the power of words to radically change your message and your effect upon the world.
Tweet If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. — Nelson Mandela Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. — Albert Einstein Nothing in life is to be feared, it [...]
Tweet How is it that a 12th century mystic can still be so alive and relevant today? In Rumi's poem, "The Guest House", he tells us to accept our emotions without getting entangled in the feelings that they produce. Being aware of how we feel in a difficult conversation, without letting our judgements about the [...]
Tweet Why is Communication so darn difficult? What can I do right now to make it easier? George Bernard Shaw is one of my favourite playwrights. Not only does he have a "wicked" sense of humour, he shares a unique, and somewhat surprising quality with Mick Jagger. While Mick attended the London School of Economics, [...]