Flowing between Deep Listening and Intentional Sharing
Our societies and communities are complex.
Constructive communication is undermined through polarization and division.
Empathic Dialogue has the power to overcome divisive atmospheres.
In dialogue we practice openness, inclusiveness
and trust building around shared values.
Empathic Dialogue can come alive in these key areas:
In each area we continuously practice
different core skills and character strengths.
In Deep Listening we practice:
Curiosity for other perspectives
Openness to grow
Validation for the other
In Intentional Sharing we practice:
Courage to share openly
Consideration for others’ feelings
Participation to serve the group
In 'Flowing between Skills' we practice:
Commitment to shared values
Empathy for the other
Focus on complementary skills
"Trust is a fragile thing.
Once earned, it affords us tremendous freedom."
Mary Alice Young