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In the Spotlight: Shantigarbha Warren 


shantigarbha warren 200x250Shantigarbha is an international NVC trainer, certified with the International Centre for Nonviolent Communication. He teaches on CNVC’s International Intensive Trainings (IITs), is a CNVC Assessor-in-training working in South Asia, and served on the Social Change and Peacemaking working group.

In 1996 he was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order. He was given the name Shantigarbha, which means “seed of peace”, hence the name of our organization. He currently serves on the Triratna International Council, is Secretary of the Triratna Trust (the Order charity), and coordinates the Triratna Restorative Pilot Project.

Shantigarbha has led NVC workshops and retreats in the UK, the Middle East, the US, India and Sri Lanka and offers coaching / counselling for individuals and couples. In 2011 he ran a reconciliation retreat for 100 Israelis and Palestinians near the Dead Sea. He’s author of a book on empathy: I’ll Meet You There.

He says: “Communication can change the world. I want to connect with people, to create a safe learning environment, to have fun, to mourn and celebrate!”

Listen below Shantigarbha Warren as he shares his first NVC Life Hacks on Partnership. This is the first in a series of tips on applying NVC to daily life. In this episode, Shantigarbha offers five tips for improving communication in relationships. Discover the first 10 Life Hacks below with Shantigarbha! 

NVC Life Hacks 1 : Partnership

Video • 3 minutes • 01/23/2018
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3 minutes
01/23/2018

This is the first in a series of tips on applying NVC to daily life. In this episode, Shantigarbha offers five tips for improving communication in relationships.


NVC Life Hacks 2: How Not to Listen

Video • 4 minutes • 02/23/2018
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4 minutes
02/23/2018

In this, the second in a series on applying NVC to daily life, Shantigarbha offers five tips for recognizing where communication is likely to go awry.


NVC Life Hacks 3: How to Listen

Video • 4 minutes • 03/28/2018
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4 minutes
03/28/2018

In the third in a series on applying NVC to daily life, Shantigarbha follows directly on from Episode 2, showing us that listening isn't a passive activity, and offers five tips for how to improve our listening skills.


NVC Life Hacks 4: Anger

Video • 4 minutes • 04/18/2018
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4 minutes
04/18/2018

Anger is an emotion we'd often like to disown! Shantigarbha offers us five tips for "finding the life" in our anger, and ends with a short, guided reflection.


NVC Life Hacks 5: Conflict

Video • 3 minutes • 07/18/2018
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3 minutes
07/18/2018

Conflict occurs when disagreements undermine the sense of trust and safety in family, workplace, or community. Shantigarbha shares nine tips for addressing, and even transforming conflict.


NVC Life Hacks 6: Mourning

Video • 4 minutes • 02/23/2018
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4 minutes
02/23/2018

Mourning is not just a process that happens after someone dies: it's an experience we go through with loss of any kind. Here, Shantigarbha offers us seven tips for working with mourning and healing.


NVC Life Hacks 7: Facilitation

Video • 3 minutes • 09/25/2018
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3 minutes
09/25/2018

Leading an Nonviolent Communication workshop is a good way to learn and practice NVC skills. Here are Shantigrabha and Gesine's seven top tips for facilitators.


NVC Life Hacks 8 : Saying No

Video • 3 minutes • 10/26/2018
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3 minutes
10/26/2018

It can be difficult to be authentic when that means saying no. So how do we say no in a way that invites people to listen? Here are our four top tips for finding the courage to say no.


NVC Life Hacks 9: If Yes Really Means No

Video • 4 minutes • 10/20/2018
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4 minutes
10/20/2018

In this NVC Life Hack, we look at those circumstances when we're saying yes ... but only kinda! Because we're still actually saying no. Shantigarbha and Gesine look at the needs that aren't being met.


NVC Life Hacks 10: Winter Blues

Video • 3 minutes • 12/21/2018
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3 minutes
12/21/2018

Quite a few of us find the darker winter months emotionally tricky. If you're one of those sorts of people, here are three NVC-oriented tips to help you through to spring!