This QOTW ties in with our Non violent communication workshop that I am currently holding. The first workshop will end very soon, so if you haven’t spotted it you can click this link and check it out. One very important part of communicating successfully and being able to avert unnecessary conflict like a Jedi knight is to understand just a few simple things. These things become the focus of your thoughts and questions, and are centred around what you or another person is feeling and what needs they have. Most of the time conflict, blame and anger are tragic expression of an unmet need. If you have this very simple understanding it becomes very simple to identify the need and speak to others in terms of how you may be able to help them fulfil it. So, to get us thinking about this, I would love to hear what your most important needs are, and whether or not they are being met. It is not always immediately obvious what our needs are, and it is quite rare that we are asked with ears ready to listen, what they are.
To help you with this weeks question I include an image that you can also download as a PDF that contains a list of needs. Take a look at this list as it may contain needs you hadn’t put a word to before, and see which ones you feel strong about. See if you can choose around 5 needs that you say are your most important and then you can see if they are needs that are being fulfilled. You don’t have to explain why or how they are or aren’t being fulfilled unless you want to. Just keep in mind what these needs are as it will be useful later on in a future NVC workshop if you are doing it. What we will do in this workshop to look at some of the needs you have that are not being fulfilled and then identify the feeling in yourself that relates to it. In other words we will correlate the feeling with your needs. This will be very useful for you, especially when it comes to communicating about a conflict that is related to these feelings and needs.
I look forward to seeing if we all chose similar ones, or they are really spread out. If I had to guess I'd say we will mostly choose similar needs! Let's see.. the posting guidelines are below:
THE QUESTION THIS WEEK IS:
"What are your most important needs and are they being fulfilled?"
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