Here is an article by Eugene Gendlin, a colleague of both Carl Rogers
and Marshall Rosenberg back in the day, and the originator of the
Focusing process. I like this article because he *begins* it with
essentially an assumption that certification, professionalism, etc. is
not all-that, and then he goes on from there.
I see a lot of the principles and ideas that he sketches out here as
being relevant to spreading NVC in new grass-roots creative ways. I
see what he is talking about here as being totally relevant for NVC,
in that "teaching the specifics" can by tied in with the NVC notion of
emphasizing clear concrete doable things with the observations &
requests, and the "each assertion is tied to an aspect of experience"
can be tied to the NVC concept of stopping and *really experiencing*
the feelings and needs, instead of being all intellectual & heady
Anyway, I'll stop here - and look forward to seeing what ya'll think,
feel, need around this!
The Politics of Giving Therapy Away -