My dreams for my involvement in life appear in my Leadership Plan. One of my passions in life is NVC and this shows up in my plan.
My latest venture a Dream Wiki appears to be a way of manifesting dreams but is actually a methodology for hopefully achieving serenity/peace of mind/G______ consciousness by looking at needs a la NVC.
I shared my knowledge of NVC and facilitate a weekly learning and practice group for a year in a venture called Peaceful Communication. I felt thrilled when one student "graduated" by developing a working knowledge of NVC and started participating in local activities and even got to attend an IIT
I used to join in the calls in the NVC Research Group and used to participate in the Thursday afternoon telephone Practice Group of the NVC Academy.
I have studied the use of NVC in the field of severe mental illness and have written a report on the subject.
I had the good fortune to attend an IIT in Santa Barbara in 2008. I also attended Compassionate Leadership 2008 where the trainers are Jim and Jori Manske, Rodger Sorrow and Kathi Aichner. I also had the privelige of attending Compassionate Leadership 2010 with Jim and Jori Manske, Rodger Sorrow and Faye Lindley. I have also attended a retreat on the Living Energy of Needs given by Robert Gonzales annd Susan Skye in 2011.
One of my current interests is how the brain works and brain plasticity. I have expressed some notions on how the brain works in relationship to NVC in a paper. I now regularly attend Sarah Peyton's lectures on Brain Functioning from an NVC perspective.
When I heard a person talking about the relationship between NVC and the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, I became all excited as my needs for spiritual growth and connection were met in spades. So I am interested in communicating with people with similar interests. I would love to correspond with anyone with similar interests and may be contacted at by e-mail.
I was an active organizing member of SoCalNVC and helped organize its first event, A Taste of Compassion , in Huntingdon Beach,CA in April, 2011 and its second event in El Cajon but did not manage to attend either of these events. I proposed a SoCalNVC event in Lompoc but it did not meet the needs of SoCalNVC and has not been held yet.
I helped organize three NVC trainings by Rodger Sorrow, Anne Walton , Tammy Cravitz and myself in Lompoc in 2011 as a contribution to OccupyLompoc. In 2011 I helped start a NVC learning/practise group in Lompoc called Lompoc Compassionate Communication with Tammy Cravitz.
I request everyone to keep coming back to the OFNR waltz and join me in growing spiritually and having fun :)
John 2/15/2013 Recovering Jackal
PS. Here is my official resume