Sometimes it can be really challenging to have compassion for someone, who is angry or suffering. Being empathetic, and putting yourself in their shoes, can really take some practice too.

I often talk about the importance of being able to identify our feelings, so that we can get to what’s underneath. Conflict only arises when our needs are not being met.

Here is a film of Marshall Rosenberg, talking about empathy, and his experience of dealing with conflict, using Non Violent Communication. (just under 10 minutes)

This 2nd film is called The Charter for Compassion.  (2 mins)  I hope both these films will inspire you. Please do share them with others.

Speak soon …….