Mom wants to go to the store. Jimmy wants to keep playing games. Mom chooses empathy.
– When children are raised with recognition of and respect for their needs, they grow up respecting themselves and others.
– When children grow up hearing and using a language of compassion, they better understand and speak their own needs and the needs of others.
– When children grow up hearing and using a language of responsibility, they act responsibly as adults.
So… imagine a future generation of compassionate adults who truly get their own needs and the needs of others. A generation of adults who deeply understand the link between responsibility and power. How does this not lead to peace and prosperity?
Written and animated by Scott Swain.
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.
Three minute animated example Scott Swain created of Practical Empathy (PE) / Nonviolent Communication (NVC) being used in a business setting between a manager and a contractor. National Contract Management Association hired me to train some of their employees and mediators in the use of EQ in a business setting. This is an animation I produced for part of their training.
Created by Scott Swain dba as OceanMedia.net in the early 2000s. Apology for the low resolution as this is pretty old and no software to modify source files. Created all the art, including logo, music, and animation. Originally composited using Macromedia Flash (now known as Adobe Animate).