Conflict resolution: I want to go out and he wants to stay in
A couple arguing about what activity to do together. She wants to go out but he wants to stay in. These “wants” are strategies to get needs/values met. They choose to go below strategies to investigate the needs-that-inform-those-strategies using Practical Empathy based on Practical Empathy (get Scott’s book here) and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). This allows them to see there are other strategies to meet their needs/values. So when each “player” sees there are multiple ways (strategies) to get their needs/values met, they realize some of those ways work for both of them.
We all need more empathy!
When a thing like this piece of media spreads, it does the world good. Please help it go viral! Comment on it. Share it. Concept, script, and animation by Scott Swain in January 2012.