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Co-creating Peace

Welcome to Co-creating Peace, a podcast focused on Conscious Communication and Conflict Transformation. Do you have an important conversation that you know you need to have, but are dreading because you fear it will not go well? Do you avoid confrontation because you equate confrontation with conflict? Do you avoid conflict because you believe the only two approaches to conflict are fight or flight, and that nothing good ever comes from conflict? Then, Co-creating Peace is the podcast for you! In each 30-minute weekly episode, we will explore powerful tools and practices you can use to evolve your approaches to the important, yet difficult conversations you need to have. Each episode will be rich with a variety of tools, understandings, and advice in response to questions from people just like you. Your host, Kathleen Oweegon is the founder of Bridges of Peace Communication & Conflict Resolution Services. She brings to you over 20 years experience as a mediator, facilitator, and interpersonal communication coach, as well the shared wisdom of other experts in human relations, communication, and conflict resolution. Do you have a question or concern about a communication dynamic with someone in your life that you'd like some advice about? Are you wondering about how to tell your boss that their breath odor is offensive without shaming them? Thinking about taking a romantic relationship to the next step, but you aren't sure about how to negotiate getting your relationship needs met? Wishing you had the right words for a sensitive conversation you know you need to have? Are you longing to resolve a conflict or break a conflict cycle with someone in your life? Submit your questions to Kathleen at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com, and she will give you detailed answers in a podcast!Listen to Co-creating Peace and become empowered to co-create peace in your life!

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Co-creating Peace Episode #97 – “How to Move Beyond Blame, Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good”
Welcome to “How to Move Beyond Blame, Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good”, Episode #97 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, I am joined by Dr. Fleet Maull to talk about Radical Responsibility, and how practicing Radical Responsibility can empower us to better co-create peace with others.Fleet Maull, PhD is an author, meditation teacher, mindset coach, social entrepreneur and peacemaker who works at the intersection of personal and social transformation. He founded Prison Mindfulness Institute and National Prison Hospice Association, catalyzing two national movements, while serving a 14-year mandatory-minimum federal drug sentence, 1985 to 1999.  He is a Roshi (Zen master/senior teacher) in the Zen Peacemaker Community, a senior Dharma teacher in the Shambhala-Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and leads meditation retreats worldwide. He developed Neuro-Somatic Mindfulness or NSM, a deeply embodied, neuroscience and trauma informed approach to mindfulness & awareness meditation practice that facilitates self-healing, self-regulation, and awakening. VIsit FleetMaull.com to learn more about Dr. Maull's work, and heartmind.co to learn about his classes and summits.Dr. Maull is the author of Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good; Dharma in Hell: The Prison Writings of Fleet Maull, and the Resilient C.O.: Mindfulness-Based Wellness & Resiliency for Corrections Professionals.You can find Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Live Your Highest Purpose and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good by going to: https://www.radicalresponsibilitybook.com/, where you can download the first chapter, titled There's Nothing Wrong With You, which lays the foundation of the Radical Responsibility philosophy.The organization Fleet mentioned toward the end of our conversation is called Braver Angels. You can learn more about Braver Angels by visiting braverangels.org.They are one of several organizations around the country who conduct dialogues between people with diverse perspectives and politics. Duncan Autrey & I discuss several of those organizations in Episodes # 93 & #94 of this podcast. I also provided the contact information for them in the show notes for those two episodes.Please support Co-creating Peace by:Subscribing to Co-creating Peace on your favorite podcast providerSending me your ideas for topics and guests or be a guest to talk about your communication or conflict resolution challenges and receive free communication coaching.Sharing on social media & tell the world about Co-creating Peace! Becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/CocreatingPeace Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
33:10 12/05/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #96 – “The Heart is our Compass: Compassionate Listening in Polarized Times” Part 2
This is an early broadcast  - instead of airing it on the weekend as I usually do, I wanted to air it before Thanksgiving, for those of you who may be wondering how to have non-contentious family conversations at Thanksgiving – or any other holiday for that matter, especially during times like we’re in now, where there are strong and opposing feelings and opinions nationwide about our political arena, human rights and other current national issues. My guest Susan Partnow has some tools and ideas to share with you to help set the tone for more compassionate conversations, and to help you navigate to more peaceful waters when conversations become turbulent.Welcome to Part 2 of “The Heart is our Compass:  Compassionate Listening in Polarized Times”, Episode #96 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.Last week, in Part 1, Susan Partnow told us about the origin of Compassionate Listening, its five core practices and how we can cultivate compassion.In this episode, we discuss how to bring Compassionate Listening into your daily life and how to use Compassionate Listening practices in contentious situations, including those you may find yourself in with your family over the Thanksgiving holiday.To learn more about Compassionate Listening and the Compassionate Listening Project, visit www.compassionatelistening.org. To contact Susan Partnow, email her at: susanpartnow@gmail.comI hope you have a peaceful and joy-filled Thanksgiving. Please know that I am thankful for each and every one of you. Your listener-ship and your patronage mean the world to me. Thank you!Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
29:03 11/24/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #95 – “The Heart is our Compass: Compassionate Listening in Polarized Times", Part 1
Each of us has a yearning to be deeply heard, but few of us know how to actually do that for others. Fortunately, there is a beautiful process called Compassionate Listening, which anyone can easily learn to do.Enjoy “The Heart is our Compass: Compassionate Listening in Polarized Times, Part 1”, Episode #95 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication & conflict transformation.This is the first of a 2-part interview with Susan Partnow about Compassionate Listening. Susan works closely with Leah Green, founder of The Compassionate Listening Project as the Coordinator for the Advanced Compassionate Listening Training and a mentor for those who seek certification as a Compassionate Listening facilitator. In this episode, we talk about the origin of Compassionate Listening, its five core practices and how we can cultivate compassion. Join us on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, for an early broadcast of Part 2 of this conversation where Susan and I will talk about how to bring Compassionate Listening into your daily life and how to use Compassionate Listening in contentious conversations, including those you may find yourself in with your family over the Thanksgiving holiday, especially amidst the discordant political climate we are in.Susan Partnow, M.A., has catalyzed social transformation and worked to heal the world ‘from the inside out’ through The Compassionate Listening Project (TCLP) for over 35 years from Africa and India to Guatemala, Cuba to Japan.To learn more about the Compassionate Listening Project visit www.compassionatelistening.org. To contact Susan Partnow directly, email her at: susanpartnow@gmail.com.Please support Co-creating Peace by:Subscribing to Co-creating Peace on your favorite podcast providerSending me your ideas for topics and guests or be a guest to talk about your communication or conflict resolution challenges and receive free communication coaching.Sharing on social media & tell the world about Co-creating Peace!  Becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/CocreatingPeace Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
36:43 11/21/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #94, “Uniting Fractured Communities Through Dialogue, Part 2 – Discovering Deeper Connections With Dialogue”
Learn more about the power of dialogue in “Uniting Fractured Communities Through Dialogue, Part 2 – Discovering Deeper Connections With Dialogue”.Recently, I was interviewed by Duncan for The Omni-Win Project podcast. We discussed topics related to with dialogue & exploring ways that we can see past our differences – in fact, embrace them – to nurture democracy, co-create peace & co-create a world where different ways of being & different perspectives are embraced, celebrated, and utilized to co-create better tomorrows than our yesterdays have been.The Omni-Win Project podcast is 1 hour long, so I am airing this conversation in 2 parts over two podcast episodes. Last week, in Part 1, Duncan & I discussed facilitated dialogues between law enforcement & various community members, including activists. Today, in Part 2, we discuss other, more informal types of dialogue & the importance of learning another person’s truths, and the wisdom, insights & shared humanity that often can only be discovered when we look beneath the surface.Positive paradigm shifts happen when we expand our awareness, explore new understandings & embrace the glorious diversity of humanity. All this can happen through dialogue. This, my friends, is your invitation to join in the conversation.If you’d like to learn more about dialogue, participate in dialogue events, or host a dialogue in your home, here are a few great resources for that:The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is a network of innovators who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide & take action together on today’s toughest issues.  For more information, go to www.NCDD.org. & listen to Episode #66 of this podcast where I interview Courtney Breese, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation.Living Room Conversations. Living Room Conversations works to heal society by connecting people across divides - politics, age, gender, race, nationality, and more – through guided conversations proven to build understanding and transform communities.  You can utilize the many structured topic guides, or create your own. Make America Dinner Again  wants to bring the country back together, 1 dinner at a time. They provide a step-by-step guide to make hosting your own dialogue dinner easy as pie. View the guide here.   Download host kit here. To host an online event, go to their Online Events page.You can also view the full 1-hour interview on YouTube.Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
28:37 11/14/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #93 – “Uniting Fractured Communities Through Dialogue, Part 1 – Bringing Police and Activists Together Through Dialogue”
Welcome to “Uniting Fractured Communities Through Dialogue, Part 1 – Bringing Police and Activists Together Through Dialogue” – Episode 93 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Duncan Autrey of The Omni-Win Project for The Omni-Win Project podcast. I want to share that interview with you in this podcast. The Omni-Win Project is a multimedia effort to raise awareness of the myriad existing and emergent opportunities we have to improve our democracy and heal our political culture.We discussed a wide range of related topics having to do with dialogue, and exploring ways that we can see past our differences – in fact, embrace them – to nurture democracy, co-create peace, and co-create a world where different ways of being and different perspectives are embraced, celebrated, and utilized to co-create better tomorrows than our yesterdays have been.Duncan  & I discuss how dialogue is severely underused when it could solve many problems.I shared stories about two dialogue series involving law enforcement officers that I collaborated on and co-facilitated.We discuss the potential dialogue has to bridge divides, and the different forms dialogue process can take, from those that are professionally facilitated to those that people host in their home or community center.I provided several resources for learning more about how to bring dialogue into your world.The Omni-Win Project podcast is one hour long, so I will be airing this conversation in two parts over two podcast episodes. This week, in Part 1, Duncan and I discuss facilitated dialogues between law enforcement and various community members, including activists. Next week, in Part 2, we discuss other, more informal types of dialogue and the importance of learning another person’s deeper truths, exploring what’s inside them, and the wisdom, insights and shared humanity that often can only be discovered when we look beneath the surface.You can also view the full 1-hour interview on YouTube.Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
39:42 11/07/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #92 – "Say It Now"
Welcome to “Say It Now” – Episode #92 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. We’ve all heard the saying, “Timing and delivery are everything!”, and that is especially true when it comes to communication. It is so important to be mindful of not only what we want to say, but when and how. There are some messages that should be shared sooner, rather than later. Joining me today to talk about the importance of saying certain things without putting them off is Sherry Richert Belul, author of “Say It Now”.Sherry Richert Belul, founder of Simply Celebrate, helps people find creative, intentional and impactful ways to celebrate life and to express love for family and friends. As a certified high-performance coach, Sherry supports people in living their best lives, full of joy, success, engagement, and meaningful relationships. She is the author of "Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to the Most Important People in Your Life". Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Town + Country, and The Wall Street Journal.You can find Sherry at simplycelebrate.net or on social media as @simplycelebrate. Buy "Say It Now" today on Amazon.Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
30:55 10/31/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #91, “Finding My Place & My Harmony Within the Group” – Letter from a Listener
When we marry, we enter into a wide variety of new relationships. We’re usually marrying into our spouse’s family with all of their personalities, idiosyncrasies, and interpersonal dynamics. Families often have their own unique culture with all the expectations and biases that can come with that.Welcome to “Finding My Place & My Harmony Within the Group” – Episode #91 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. In this episode, I share a letter from a listener in France, seeking my advice about boundaries and communication with the very large family she married into. Francesca’s challenges in finding a peaceful rhythm with the family she married into aren’t unique, although there are often increased complexities with a family that large.The concepts and tools I shared with Francesca can be applied in any group dynamic, not just in family dynamics. The longer a group is together, the more likely they are to develop their own unique culture. Mindfulness, thoughtfulness, clear communication, well-clarified, well-maintained boundaries, and the willingness to adapt – at least to some degree – are the best tools one can use to find their place and their harmony within the group.Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
26:55 10/24/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #90 – “How to Communicate with Your Partner in Difficult Times”
Welcome to “How to Communicate with Your Partner in Difficult Times”, Episode #90 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  A strong lifelong partnership with someone special is something that is important to many of us. As wonderful as it is to find that special someone, that doesn’t always guarantee that the relationship will always be smooth and easy. Difficult times can arise in any relationship. What’s important is how we navigate those difficult times. Joining us today to share some insights into that is relationship expert Laura Doyle.New York Times Bestselling Author Laura Doyle was the perfect wife...until she actually got married. When she told her husband how to be tidier, more romantic, and more ambitious, he avoided her. So she dragged him to marriage counseling and nearly divorced him.In desperation, she asked happily married women for their secrets, and that's when she got her miracle: the man who had wooed her returned.Laura's books have been translated into 19 languages in 30 countries and accidentally started a worldwide movement. Laura's mission is to end world divorce. She is the founder of the international relationship coach training school Laura Doyle Connect, the star of Empowered Wives on Amazon Prime, the Creator of The Ridiculously Empowered, Happy Wife program, the host of The Empowered Wife Podcast and she has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America and The View. She has helped over 15,000 women fix their relationships--even the hopeless ones without their husband's effort.But the thing that Laura is most proud of is her gratifying 31-year marriage with her hilarious husband John, who has been dressing himself since before she was born.To learn more about Laura and her work, visit LauraDoyle.orgContact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
30:44 10/17/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #89 – “Living Room Conversations: Connecting Across Divides”
Welcome to “Living Room Conversations: Connecting Across Divides”, Episode #89 of Co-creating Peace.There is an unmet need that many of us experience. You’ve heard me speak about it before. It is the need to feel heard, to be acknowledged for who we are and how we perceive the world. Sadly, sometimes we have great difficulty in getting that need met. That’s where Living Room Conversations comes in. Living Room Conversations is an organization that helps people to have safe, peaceful, comfortable conversations about the kinds of issues that we find disagreement about, that we feel a great deal of passion about.Joining me today is Annie Caplan to tell us about  Living Room Conversations, the resources they have to share, and how each and every one of us can have these conversations ourselves.       Annie Caplan is an educator, community organizer, and Community Engagement Partner for Living Room Conversations. She loves connecting people and witnessing what can unfold when people come together and share their stories and experiences. Annie aims to foster inclusive and accessible environments where folks feel comfortable showing up as their most authentic selves. To learn more about Living Room Conversations and access their vast array of dialogue resources, visit livingroomconversations.org. You can find their Conversation Agreements at: livingroomconversations.org/conversation_agreementsContact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
28:11 10/10/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #88 – “What’s Your Story?”
Welcome to “What’s Your Story?”, Episode #88 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  Each of us has a story to tell. Many of us keep our story locked inside of us, examining only some parts of it, perhaps suppressing others. Some parts of our story bring joy with their memory; other may bring sadness, even pain. Yet, every part of our story is significant and has much to teach us, and – perhaps – to teach others. The wisdom and the empowerment that reside in our story are most easily seen when we write our story down. However, that can feel daunting. We may question what value there will be in writing it down. We don’t know where to start. We’re afraid of what our story might reveal to us or to others. It can feel like just too big of a proposition to take on.Fortunately, there are people out there who can help is write our story through a process called Guided Autobiography. I met such a person during an online dialogue recently, and when she told me what she did, and how writing our story can be very useful in conscious communication and conflict transformation, I knew I had to invite her as a guest to share guided autobiography with you. Joining us today is Lisa Culhane, a life coach, writer and guided autobiography instructor. Lisa will tell us all about guided autobiography and share some ways you can start implementing aspects of this process into your life starting today to help strengthen your communication with others and with yourself. Lisa Culhane is a published author and contributor to several anthologies and blogs. Lisa’s current work is about helping others write their stories. This work is based on the premise that the stories we tell are prophetic and thus, taking the time to think about, write and share our stories - to see ourselves as storytellers and to view our lives through the lens of story - allows us to use our stories to heal, to become whole and to experience profound connection with others. In other words, writing and sharing our stories, is a way to build conscious communication with ourselves and others while resolving conflicts that run through our story line.Lisa combines her expertise as a certified Guided Autobiography Instructor (GAB), a certified Martha Beck Life Coach and a writer to help people step back, reflect and write their stories, 2 pages at a time, using a research-based group writing process that is both profound and enjoyable. You can learn more about Lisa Culhane and her classes at lisaculhane.com. Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
30:46 10/03/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #87 – “Conflict and Your Soul’s Journey”
In last weekend's episode of "Co-creating Peace", I had a wonderful conversation with Rabbi David H. Green, who shared some great insights into our soul's journey and how conflict can be an opportunity for soul growth. I hope you will enjoy “Conflict and Your Soul’s Journey”, Episode #87 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Conflict plays out in our lives in many ways, and it can serve many purposes. I often speak about conflict being an opportunity for several positive things, including growth at various levels. Rabbi David Green joins me from Jerusalem to talk about the relationship between conflict and the soul's journey.For over 30 years David Green has been teaching topics such as individuality and soul awareness. Originally from Toronto, Canada, David spent time in the Hollywood music business as a songwriter at the young age of 16. He then studied music composition and Indiana U in Bloomington. After a lot of questioning, he went to Israel to find himself and a more soulful expression of his music. He found both by learning an array of topics about spiritual growth. Years later he attended Yeshiva, a study program for Jewish philosophy and became a rabbi. He has recorded two albums and authored 2 books, titled “A Book About You” and “Pictures of Your Soul”.Visit www.realyouproject.com to find David’s books and learn more about his work. His music can be found on your favorite streaming service.Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
34:18 09/26/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #86 – “Acknowledge, Reflect, Be Curious”
I hope you will enjoy “Acknowledge, Reflect, Be Curious”, Episode #86 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  Joining me is Duncan Autry, creator of The Omni-Win Project, where his goal is to facilitate the healing and evolution of our democratic systems and political culture, so that we can co-create a future that works for everyone. Duncan has some great insights and ideas to share with us, along with a model for approaching difficult conversations and conflict called ARC - Acknowledge, Reflect, Be Curious.Duncan is a conflict transformation facilitator and educator with nearly twenty years of experience working on conflicts of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Latin America. His life work is exploring the fractal nature of conflict, which arises from the infinite and ongoing dance between self and other. Learn more about Duncan Autrey and the Omni-Win Project at omniwinproject.com. You can find his online newsletter at omniwin.substack.com Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
28:09 09/19/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #85 – “Clean Inquiry: simple questions for conversations when emotions and stakes are high”
Welcome to “Clean Inquiry: simple questions for conversations when emotions and stakes are high”, Episode #85 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  When we are experiencing high emotion, and the outcome of the situation we’re in will have a strong and lasting impact on our life – positive or negative – is when we often have the most difficulty communicating consciously and in ways that help others feel safe and empowered to collaborate with us. Yet, that very communication could well affect the outcome. How do we approach conversation in such a tenuous situation? Joining me today to talk about that is Sharon Small, international authority on the use of clean language, and founder of the Clean Language Institute.Sharon Small studies how we transform things from how they are too how we want them to be. Her work with Clean Language applies when problem-solving, whether for climate change, art, parenting, or personal development, or finance. Founder of the Clean Language Institute and internationally recognized trainer who inspires, Sharon has taught hundreds of professionals clean language methodologies, including Symbolic Modeling, Clean Space, Emergent Knowledge, Clean Inquiry, and Clean Language Interviewing.For more information on Clean Language and Sharon’s work, go to: cleanlanguagetraining.com.  Here are some additional Clean Language resources Sharon would like to share with you: Metaphorum 2022: [Ticket Tailor - Log in](https://app.tickettailor.com/event/1137736) Metaphorum is an annual one-day online un-conference. It features both new and experienced clean language enthusiasts sharing their models and experiences with Clean Language - a great way to meet people in the Global Clean Community. Podcast: Ready to Come Clean with Sharon Small Linked on Resource Page: https://cleanlanguagetraining.com/resources/ [Stream Ready To Come Clean? music | Listen to songs, albums, playlists for free on SoundCloud](https://soundcloud.com/user-798043847) [‎Ready To Come Clean with Sharon Small on Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ready-to-come-clean-with-sharon-small/id1439026699?mt=2) [Ready To Come Clean with Sharon Small on Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/show/ready-to-come-clean) [Ready To Come Clean with Sharon Small | Listen to Podcasts On Demand Free | TuneIn](https://tunein.com/podcasts/Education-Podcasts/Ready-To-Get-Clean-with-Sharon-Small-p1162842/)CLI Start Here page:  [Really…START HERE!! - Clean Language Institute](https://cleanlanguagetraining.com/start-2/)90-min Clean Language Masterclass  [Clean Webinars - Clean Language Institute](https://cleanlanguagetraining.com/clean-language-webinars/)Resource Page: [RESOURCES - Clean Language Institute](https:Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
35:41 09/12/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #84 – "The Impact of Trauma on Communication"
Today's episode is a follow-on to last week's episode when Greg Wieting and I had a great conversation about transforming trauma, learning to see our lived experience with new awareness and wisdom, and using these to build stronger, healthier relationships with ourselves and others. Of course, a major component of building stronger, healthier relationships is communication. Yet, trauma can impact our ability to effectively communicate with others in several detrimental ways. Today, Karen Robinson, a service driven social worker, therapist, and coach with 24+ years of clinical experience who specializes in trauma recovery, anxiety, and depression joins me to talk about this often-misunderstood impact of trauma. She also shares some communication tools trauma survivors can use to support their successful communication. Among them are her Communication Roadmap, and a new way to look at I-Messages, which I spoke about in Episode #10, "The 'I's Have It"Karen Lynn Robinson is a licensed clinical social worker, and the Founder and CEO of Heal Thrive Dream, LLC. She received both her BSW and MSW from the University of Maine. Karen is a genuine, authentic, and compassionate provider. Heal Thrive Dream is a mother-daughter company that includes a wide range of services and products for women recovering from trauma. They offer holistic therapy, coaching, courses, and a wide variety of learning and inspirational products. Learn more about Karen Robinson and all that she has to offer trauma survivors at: karenrobinson360.com. To learn more about the Trauma Recovery Summit where Karen will be presenting in October, click:  "Trauma Recovery Summit 2022". Here’s more information on her topic: Get UNSTUCK and Out of Your Rut of Constant Cycles of Starting & StoppingStuckness and wheel-spinning become the norm for many who've suffered trauma, neglect, and other hurts. With commitment, simple digestive prompts and tools can change that. Uncover a mindset shift and a process of tiny steps to break unproductive cycles once and for all.Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
26:30 09/05/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #83 – "Re-framing Our Lived Experience – Transforming Trauma"
Welcome to "Re-framing Our Lived Experience – Transforming Trauma", Episode #83 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Just about everyone has experienced trauma in their life. Some traumas are what might be called relatively minor, others can be horrendous, and there are many degrees of trauma in between. Each of us deals with our trauma in different ways. Some people are able to process their trauma and work it through more easily than others. Some find it easier to talk about their trauma than others do. Each person’s journey through their trauma is different. As today’s guest says: “Most of healing from trauma is an inside job.”I’ve been wanting to do some episodes about trauma because I have seen that trauma can result from conflict, and trauma can also be the cause of conflict. I think the latter often happens because a traumatized person’s need for empathy may exceed another person’s capacity to empathize, which can cause pain and frustration for both, and because of how hard it can be to talk about our trauma, which can make it more difficult for others to understand and empathize.Joining me today is Greg Wieting, founder of PRISMA – a framework overlaying trauma, neuroscience, and energy medicine with somatic and mindfulness-based practices, to talk about how we can transform our trauma, see our lived experience with new awareness and wisdom, and use these to build stronger, healthier relationships with ourselves and others.Greg Wieting helps you heal the anxiety, depression, chronic pain and trauma you can't think or talk your way out of. He developed PRISMA while healing his own anxiety, depression, and chronic pain rooted in trauma. This included unraveling a severe spinal curvature and standing three inches taller today!Over the last two decades, Greg has helped thousands heal through his one-on-one practice and has certified hundreds of healthcare professionals in his methodology. His new online course and community now make healing practical and accessible to all. To learn more about Greg Wieting’s work, visit: www.gregwieting.comTo receive the free PRISMA workbook, go to: www.gregwieting.com/free-prisma-download. Learn more about PRISMA at: www.prismamethod.com.  When you use this coupon code: KATHLEEN, Greg will give you 10% off of The PRISMA Course plus he donates 10% to The Trevor Projects suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. The PRISMA Course is the owner's manual for your mental, emotional and spiritual health. It comes complete with a trauma and neuroscience roadmap and an online community of travel companions. Somatic and mindfulness based practices equip you with GPS and a self-care energy medicine foundation training puts you inside the vehicle you need for a lifetime of healing.Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
29:17 08/29/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #82 – “Releasing Grudges" Part 3: Letters from Listeners
Welcome to Part #3 of “Releasing Grudges": Letters from Listeners, Episode #82 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  In the last 2 weeks, I’ve been speaking with Lee Hopkins about releasing grudges. Those two episodes have inspired more letters from listeners than any other episodes so far. In this episode, I’ll share 4 of those letters with you.Each letter has a different story to tell about listeners' experiences with grudges and releasing them.Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
20:59 08/21/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #81 – "Releasing Grudges" Part 2
Welcome to Part #2 of “Releasing Grudges,” Episode #81 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Today, Coach Lee Hopkins and I continue our conversation about grudges. Last week, we talked about what we might do to help others release their grudge against us. Now we’ll discuss how each of us might work through the grudges we have against others.Coach Lee Hopkins (he/him/his) is a transgender man who helps people create lasting friendships. You can learn more about Lee and his work by visiting his  website, patternsofpossibility.com, where you will find on the More Possibility page a free course called "Understanding Connections" and a free resource titled "10 Tips to Making Memorable Conversations" as well as many other insights, tools and resources. Just go to: patternsofpossibility.com/morepossibilityContact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
28:25 08/14/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #80 – Part 1 of “Releasing Grudges”
Welcome to Part 1 of “Releasing Grudges", Episode #80 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  A few weeks ago, in Episode #77 of this podcast, Lee Hopkins and I had a great conversation about boundaries. I felt such alignment with so many of his ideas that I subscribed to his blog. A recent article in his blog was about grudges, which – of course, can be both the cause and the result of conflict. I’ve invited Lee back to share his perspective on grudges and what we might do to help others release their grudge against us or work through the grudges we have against others.Today, we’ll explore approaches we might take when someone has a grudge against us. Next week, in Part 2, we’ll look at what we can do about the grudges we hold against others.Coach Lee Hopkins (he/him/his) is a transgender man who helps people create lasting friendships. On his journey of discovery about how to connect more deeply with others, he discovered that the more he learned about himself, the better able he was to build strong, long-lasting relationships with others. To learn more about Lee Hopkins and his work, visit his website: https://www.patternsofpossibility.com, where you'll find on the More Possibility page a free course called "Understanding Connections" and a free resource titled "10 Tips to Making Memorable Conversations" as well as many other insights, tools and resources. Just go to: https://www.patternsofpossibility.com/morepossibility Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
28:53 08/08/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #79 – “The Power of the Pause"
Welcome to “The Power of the Pause", Episode #79 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  In this episode, I have a bit of a change of pace for you. Every Wednesday evening at 5:00 pacific time, I have conversations with listeners on the Wisdom App. Last Wednesday on the Wisdom App, I spoke about the power of the pause. This topic was inspired by a quote from Victor Frankl.   “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space, is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”.  I bring you into last Wednesday’s Wisdom App conversation just after I shared the quote with my listeners.The Wisdom App is an app you can download to your device just like any other app and listen to people sharing their wisdom and their ideas. It’s somewhat like a talk radio show with many hosts all doing their show at the same time, while the listeners can pick and choose any show, past or present, whenever they want to, and join the shows that are happening in the moment to share their own wisdom. I want to introduce you all to the Wisdom App and share one of the conversations I’ve had with listeners.To learn more about Howard Falco, the guest I spoke with in this week's episode and last week’s Wisdom App conversation, visit his website: www.howardfalco.com. To listen and converse with the great hosts on the Wisdom App, which is produced by Social Audio Inc., At the Apple App store, search for “Wisdom: Meeting Great Minds”. There are actually many apps with the word Wisdom as part of their name, so the “Meeting Great Minds” portion of the title will get you to the right app!On Google Play, you can find the Wisdom App by searching “Wisdom: Advice & Life Coach".Please support Co-creating Peace by:Subscribing to Co-creating Peace on your favorite podcast providerSending me your ideas for topics and guests or be a guest to talk about your communication or conflict resolution challenges and receive free communication coaching.Sharing on social media & tell the world about Co-creating Peace! Becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/CocreatingPeaceContact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
30:20 07/25/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #78 – “Teaching Leaders Peaceful Coexistence”
Welcome to “Teaching Leaders Peaceful Coexistence”, Episode #78 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  It is becoming more and more evident today’s world that peaceful co-existence with nature and with our fellow human beings is vital to the survival of our planet and the evolution of our humanity. Fortunately, there are many people who are dedicated to peaceful co-existence, and there are many tools and resources to help us accomplish that. The University for Peace, also known as UPeace, is one of the best resources to gain the tools needed to become a peacemaker and to learn many of the skill needed to help bring about peaceful co-existence for our specie and for the planet. Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with Julia Delafield from the Centre for Executive Education at UPeace. Julia Delafield is Director of the Centre for Executive Education within the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations. With a dual master’s degree in International Relations and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from American University and the University for Peace, Julia spent the first half of her career working with environmental nonprofits in Latin America and growing a steady interest in the social enterprise space. At UPEACE, she has moved on to helping to provide structured training for social entrepreneurs around the globe.To learn more about the University for Peace and the Gross Global Happiness Summit, visit: https://upeace.org. To learn more about the Centre for Executive Education, visit: https://centre.upeace.org  Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
34:45 07/18/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #77 – “Boundaries Create the Shape of You”
Welcome to “Boundaries Create the Shape of You”, Episode #77 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  In Episode #20 of this podcast, I spoke about the power of defining, articulating, and enforcing our boundaries as an important tool in conflict prevention. Last week, in Episode #76, "Honor Your Boundaries", I shared the story of one of my listeners and her struggles with her boundaries.Today, I have the pleasure of having Coach Lee Hopkins join me to share a very powerful boundaries framework that he has created, which he calls 3N Boundaries.Coach Lee Hopkins (he/him/his) is a transgender man who helps people create lasting friendships. After struggling with loneliness most of his life, he's tried various ways to resolve it— including moving across the US to find his tribe and fit in. He’s learned that the key to creating meaningful relationships is not “fitting in” or “finding your tribe”, it’s about attracting your vibe. When you go to Lee's website, you will find on the More Possibility page a free course called "Understanding Connections" and a free resource titled "10 Tips to Making Memorable Conversations" as well as many other insights, tools and resources. Just go to: https://www.patternsofpossibility.com/morepossibilityContact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
37:09 07/11/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #76 – “Honor Your Boundaries”
Welcome to “Honor Your Boundaries”, Episode #76 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Many people – myself included for a long time – allow things into their life that they really don’t want there, and find that people often take advantage of them, treat them in disrespectful and inappropriate ways, and disregard their needs. Conflict inevitably results, whether it is internal conflict within the person being treated in these ways because they don’t know how to make it stop, or because when they try to instigate a change in that dynamic they’re met with harsh resistance and drama from the other person or people in that dynamic. This happens to both men and women.Episode #20 of this podcast was titled “Your Boundaries Create Your Reality”. In that episode, I spoke about the power of defining, articulating, and enforcing our boundaries as an important tool in conflict prevention. If, after listening to today’s episode, you are wondering if there are boundaries you need to set in your life and how to do that, you may find it useful to go back and listen to Episode #20 to get some ideas for that.After that episode, I received several letters from listeners. One of them was a woman in California who had never heard of the concept of personal boundaries and recognized that much of the great unhappiness in her life was because, in the absence of boundaries, she let other people rule her life. Over the little more than a year since, I have heard from her several times, and today, with her permission, I’d like to share some of our exchanges with you. I think we can all see something of ourselves, or people close to us, in the situations she has experienced that involved her boundaries, or the lack thereof.Please support Co-creating Peace by:Subscribing to Co-creating Peace on your favorite podcast providerSending me your ideas for topics and guests or be a guest to talk about your communication or conflict resolution challenges and receive free communication coaching.Sharing on social media & tell the world about Co-creating Peace! Becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/CocreatingPeaceContact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
24:08 07/04/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #75 – “Let’s Restart!”
Welcome to “Let’s Restart!”, Episode #75 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  I’m Kathleen Oweegon.One of the biggest and most frustrating obstacles to resolving conflict, or even resolving our feelings about a conflict we’ve had, is when the other person won’t participate in the effort to resolve. Joining me to offer a solution to that dilemma is Louis Bourgarel, with a method of unilateral conflict resolution that he calls “Restart”.Louis Bourgarel is a "Relationship Mechanic" who helps managers and executives facing a high impact conflict with a key person or business partner, to rebuild a more fluid and sincere relationship.Louis created and teaches a method named "Restart", to give new hope to anyone who is facing conflict with someone who refuses to participate in co-creating positive resolution to the conflict.Louis has 25 years experience as a manager, a management consultant, and a conflict management consultant.He has French-speaking and English-speaking clients around the globe.To contact Louis for a consultation to discover possible approaches to resolving a workplace conflict in your life, visit: www.louisbourgarel.com/contact. To read his website in English, go to: translate.google.com, then enter his website address: www.louisbourgarel.com.Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
29:23 06/26/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #74 – “Pivoting Toward Inner Peace”
Welcome to “Pivoting Toward Inner Peace”, Episode #74 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  There are times in our lives when we recognize that we aren’t thriving. Nothing seems to be in sync. We experience inner friction and outer friction, and no sense of real peace. In this episode, Sarah Kalmeta and I have a conversation about ways to move through and out of this difficult place in our life by pivoting into a new direction, one that is fulfilling, and in which we feel inner peace.Sarah Kalmeta, aka Sarah the Pivoter, is a Success and Mindset coach that helps the insatiably curious become their own success story without saying yes to everything using personal passion clarity techniques backed by neuroscience. She is the founder of Pivot Point. To learn more about Sarah and Pivot Point, visit her website: sarahkalmeta.com Please support Co-creating Peace by:Subscribing to Co-creating Peace on your favorite podcast providerSending me your ideas for topics and guests, or be a guest to talk about your communication or conflict resolution challenges and receive free communication coaching.Sharing on social media & tell the world about Co-creating Peace! Becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/CocreatingPeaceContact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
35:01 06/20/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #73 – “Everyone is Someone Else’s ‘Other’”
Welcome to “Everyone is Someone Else’s ‘Other’”, Episode #73 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  Lara Khouri joins me from Dubai to share her insights about being seen as “the other”, some approaches to working with that experience, and approaches to working with conflict.Lara is a self-professed serial expat. Born in London, she grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, moved to Lebanon when she was 14 after the end of the Lebanese civil war, lived in London for a few years when she was in university, and has lived in Dubai since 2004.Although she identifies very strongly with her Palestinian roots, home is a fluid concept for Lara who feels like she belongs everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Growing up surrounded by difference – by people from different cultures with different languages, accents, traditions – being different, not of the place she lived, and being reminded of that every day, Lara developed a deep, soul-filling understanding of what it feels like to be the "other" along with an ability that has become so second nature it's instinctive, to put herself in other people's positions and view situations from their perspective.This understanding is what eventually forcefully pushed her to do embrace her ikigai (or reason for being) and do something very scary: quit her corporate career with blue-chip multinationals and live the life of a solopreneur on a mission to make our world a happier place. Lara consults and trains on customer experience, employee experience, and corporate culture change from a place of understanding that it is possible for everyone to be happy as long as we take the time and accept the responsibility of understanding what makes us who we are and what makes others who they are.Among other things, Lara is:-       a founding member of the global Women in CXTM community and community leader for the Women in CXTM Arabia chapter-       a certified Co-Active® Coach-       and a mentor with Regent's University London.Lara welcomes everyone to connect with her on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/larakhouri) and see the potential of our world through her eyes at thereisnospoon.consulting.Please support Co-creating Peace by:Subscribing to Co-creating Peace on your favorite podcast providerSending me your ideas for topics and guests, or be a guest to talk about your communication or conflict resolution challenges and receive free communication coaching.Sharing on social media & Tell the world about Co-creating Peace! Becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/CocreatingPeace Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
36:29 06/06/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #72 – “The Practice and Practicality of Mindfulness” Part 2
Welcome to Part 2 of “The Practice and Practicality of Mindfulness”, Episode #72 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Last week, in Part 1, I spoke with Andrew Safer, founder of Safer Mindfulness Inc. He walked us through a brief mindfulness exercise, and shared some insights into the practice of mindfulness, and additional ways that mindfulness can benefit our lives.Today, Andrew and I will pick up our conversation where we left off last week. At that point, we were talking how to approach our anxiety from a mindful perspective. Andrew will tell us more about the practice of mindfulness, including how we can apply mindfulness when we are experiencing difficult emotions, in times of crisis, and even as a tool for suicide prevention.  He will also talk about mindful listening and describe a mindful listening exercise for which he designed a mindful listening worksheet which you can find at: safermindfulness.com/mindful-listening. Before I continue my conversation with Andrew, I will take you through a brief mindfulness exercise that I wrote for my Conscious Leadership class, which I call “Opening the Present”. The title of this exercise was inspired by a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, which says: “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” This exercise is designed to bring our awareness to the moment we are in, and to what we want to create in the coming moments. You will find it useful to bring mindfulness to your approach to a situation about which you are feeling tension, fear or anxiety, such as a difficult conversation or a conflict. During this exercise, there will be periods of silence. There’s nothing wrong with the recording, it’s simply for the purpose of the exercise. If you would like an audio clip or a copy of the text of this exercise, contact me via my website: bridgesofpeace.com Andrew Safer is a mindfulness instructor and trainer, program developer, workshop facilitator, and author. Andrew began practicing mindfulness in the Zen tradition 53 years ago, and pivoted to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition after meeting the meditation master cho·gee·uhm truhng·puh (Chogyam Trungpa). From his home in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, he specializes in developing and implementing applied mindfulness programs for mental health and addictions, and for the workplace. Andrew is offering a complimentary 30-minute mindfulness instruction session to listeners of this podcast. You can harvest this opportunity by going to: safermindfulness.com/podcast-listeners. Recently, he piloted Suicide Prevention Through Mindfulness Training with Canadian Mental Health Association—Newfoundland and Labrador. His book, Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Wellness, was published in 2018, and can be found on Amazon. You can learn more about Andrew and his work at www.safermindfulness.com. Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
26:19 05/29/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #71 – “The Practice and Practicality of Mindfulness” Part 1
Welcome to Part 1 of “The Practice and Practicality of Mindfulness”, Episode #71 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. I've spoken about mindfulness and some of its many applications several times in this podcast – as a tool for conscious communication, conflict prevention, and conflict transformation. Andrew Safer, founder of Safer Mindfulness Inc., is with me today to walk us through a brief mindfulness exercise, and share some insights into the practice of mindfulness, and additional ways that mindfulness can benefit our lives. In the conversation you are about to hear, Andrew will take us through a brief mindfulness exercise. During the exercise, there will be periods of silence. There’s nothing wrong with the recording, it’s simply for the purpose of the exercise.Andrew Safer is a mindfulness instructor and trainer, program developer, workshop facilitator, and author. Andrew began practicing mindfulness in the Zen tradition 53 years ago, and pivoted to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition after meeting the meditation master Chogyam Trungpa. From his home in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, he specializes in developing and implementing applied mindfulness programs for mental health and addictions, and for the workplace. Recently, he piloted Suicide Prevention Through Mindfulness Training with Canadian Mental Health Association—Newfoundland and Labrador. His book, Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Wellness, was published in 2018, and can be found on Amazon.Join me next week for Part 2 of “The Practice and Practicality of Mindfulness”, when I will lead you through a short mindfulness exercise that I wrote for my Conscious Leadership class, and Andrew will tell us more about the practice of mindfulness, including mindful listening and how we can use mindfulness practice to support us in times of crisis, and even as a tool for suicide prevention.In the meantime, you can learn more about Andrew and his work at www.safermindfulness.com. Andrew is offering a complimentary 30-minute mindfulness instruction session to listeners of this podcast. You can harvest this opportunity by going to: safermindfulness.com/podcast-listeners. Andrew has also provided a worksheet on mindful listening, which you can find at: safermindfulness.com/mindful-listening.Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
28:34 05/23/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #70 – "The Journey to Co-creating Peace Begins with Inner Peace”
Welcome to "The Journey to Co-creating Peace Begins with Inner Peace”, Episode #70 of Co-creating Peace, a  series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  Joining me today to talk about the Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT, is Ann Hince, author of the book: A Pathway to Insight. EFT is a simple form of self-administered therapy that can be used to treat a wide variety of physical and psychological imbalances. Ann will tell us about how she used EFT to help her recover from trauma and find inner peace. We’ll also discuss how inner peace leads to peace with others. When Ann was 19, she woke one morning to find her mother dead in her bathroom. Twenty years later, the tears from that trauma were still just under the surface. Ann found a simple technique that helped her release these emotions. Ann has found that seeking out our truth, what we truly feel, accepting those feelings and releasing them, is the key to inner peace. When we relate to others from that place of inner peace, we will find that co-creating peace with others comes far more easily.To learn more about Ann’s work and her book, “A Pathway to Insight”, visit her website: https://annhince.com. Her Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/AnnHinceWisdom. Click here for  her YouTube channel .Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
33:45 05/16/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #69 – "How to Say What They Don’t Want to Hear”
Welcome to "How to Say What They Don’t Want to Hear”, Episode #69 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  This episode is a bit of a change of pace. In today’s episode, I am interviewed by Marta Greca, for her podcast Marta the Minimalist. Marta invited me to be a guest to talk about how to deliver information that the other person may not want to hear. Our focus is primarily on workplace scenarios, but the concepts and tools can be applied in almost any context. You may recall that Marta was my guest in Episode #59 about “Using Conscious Communication to Attract What You Want in Life”. Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
24:26 05/09/2022
Co-creating Peace Episode #68 – “The 7 Steps of Relationship Repair”
Welcome to “The 7 Steps of Relationship Repair”, Episode #68 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  No matter how strong or long-lasting, every relationship hits rough spots or tough times once in awhile. Branch Isole joins us today to talk about some very useful approaches to successfully moving through those experiences to heal, restore harmony, and grow as a result.Author, storyteller and poet Branch Isole writes about strength of choice to change consequences. He's known worldwide for contemporary short stories that reveal emotions and issues often experienced, but not always voiced. He posts a Thought for Today, short stories and articles on his website: www.branchisole.com and on YouTube. As a podcast and talk radio on-air guest Branch shares informative steps to build frameworks that supports career, personal and spiritual growth.  Contact Kathleen Oweegon at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com to share your ideas and feedback for this show. You can receive a free 30-minute communication coaching session by being a guest on Co-creating Peace to talk about your communication challenges and receive Kathleen's suggestions on the air. Visit BridgesofPeace.com to learn more about Kathleen and her work.
24:13 05/02/2022