Fear has divided so many of our communities. Are you willing to try to connect through the differences? It’s not an easy task. In this episode, I offer initial steps for connecting through conflict.
01:16 Where I live, there is fear in the air.
2:14 Conflict has become normalized.
2:54 Growing up I learned conflict was explosive and scary
3:11 A lack of examples of conflict that can connect us
3:23 Body noticing – what happens when you encounter disagreement?
3:51 The importance of a grounded nervous system
4:24 Views versus value
5:16 Disagreement becomes a doorway and an opportunity
6:08 The willingness to try imperfectly and tenaciously
6:54 Keep the focus on the other person
7:43 The superpower that trumps all other superpowers
8:18 My qualifiers
9:26 This week’s homework
Resources: Consider watching this 3-part Instagram series on settling your nervous system to support you to communicate across difference. Video #1 on Rhythm. Video #2 on Grounding. Video #3 on Relationships. Additionally, here’s a short YouTube video on depolarizing which includes more tools for turning conflict into connection.
Podcast produced by Sal DeRosalia
Music composed and performed by Mia Kelley