Co-creating Peace

Co-creating Peace

Welcome to Co-creating Peace, a podcast focused on Conscious Communication and Conflict Transformation. Do you have an important conversation that you know you need to have, but are dreading because you fear it will not go well? Do you avoid confrontation because you equate confrontation with conflict? Do you avoid conflict because you believe the only two approaches to conflict are fight or flight, and that nothing good ever comes from conflict? Then, Co-creating Peace is the podcast for you! In each 30-minute weekly episode, we will explore powerful tools and practices you can use to evolve your approaches to the important, yet difficult conversations you need to have. Each episode will be rich with a variety of tools, understandings, and advice in response to questions from people just like you. Your host, Kathleen Oweegon is the founder of Bridges of Peace Communication & Conflict Resolution Services. She brings to you over 20 years experience as a mediator, facilitator, and interpersonal communication coach, as well the shared wisdom of other experts in human relations, communication, and conflict resolution. Do you have a question or concern about a communication dynamic with someone in your life that you'd like some advice about? Are you wondering about how to tell your boss that their breath odor is offensive without shaming them? Thinking about taking a romantic relationship to the next step, but you aren't sure about how to negotiate getting your relationship needs met? Wishing you had the right words for a sensitive conversation you know you need to have? Are you longing to resolve a conflict or break a conflict cycle with someone in your life? Submit your questions to Kathleen at: oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com, and she will give you detailed answers in a podcast!Listen to Co-creating Peace and become empowered to co-create peace in your life!

Episodes

January 24, 2022 20 min

Welcome to “Your Many Facets”, Episode #54 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  

Today’s episode may feel like a bit of a walkabout as you hear the thoughts I will share, yet I invite and encourage you to journey with me on this little adventure of the mind. By the end of this episode, you will have new insights into yourself and others, and some new tools that will help ...

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Welcome to “The Enneagram of Personality and the Four Doorways to Conscious Living". Episode #53 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.

Today, I am speaking with Indra Rinzler - a life-long spiritual seeker who will share a valuable tool for increasing our self-awareness and our understandings about others – Enneagram of Personality. We’re also going to talk about the 4 ...

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Welcome to “Why CARE?" Episode #52 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.

Today, I am speaking with Sam Thiara about an acronym he has created that is central to his outlook and his work: CARE, which stands for Collaboration, Adaptability, Resilience and Empathy. We’ll talk about why this is so important and how it might be applied.

Sam Thiara is a professional who has cr...

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Welcome to “An Attitude of Gratitude” – Episode #51 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

When nothing seems to be going your way, your best-laid plans are thwarted by the Fates, and it feels as though the bird of paradise is leaving droppings on your head, it is so easy to go into a dark, desperate, and angry place in your psyche. It’s tempting to scream “Why me!?!” or “S...

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 Welcome to “Resolve to Resolve” – Episode 50 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

As we approach the birth of every new year, many people have the tradition of making resolutions for the new year. For 2022, I would like to invite you to resolve to resolve. 

Think about the unresolved conflicts in your life, the conversations you know you need to have but have been putting off, un...

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Welcome to: "Speaking in Rounds to Help People Think” - Episode #49 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

Sheella Mierson joins me to talk about a method of designing the flow of a conversation in a way that evokes more thoughtful responses, and which allows for each person to have a chance to share their thoughts without the conversation being dominated by the stronger perso...

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Welcome to “A Buddhist Perspective on Peace and Purpose” - Episode #48 of Co-creating Peace – a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

Today, I have the honor of speaking with Venerable Domo Geshe Rinpoche.

The 9th Domo Geshe Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of White Conch Dharma Center and abbot of Lotus Lake Buddhist Retreat Center and monastery in Central Wisconsin. Having completed extensive...

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Welcome to Part 2 of "Riverlogic - Finding Flow in our Conversational Spaces" – Episode #47 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

This episode is a continuation of last week’s broadcast of my conversation with Denise Blanc about the flow of a river as a metaphor for conversation. 

In her forthcoming book, "Riverlogic - Finding Flow in our Conversational Spaces&#...

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Welcome to Part 1 of "Riverlogic - Finding Flow in our Conversational Spaces" – Episode #46 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

With me is Denise Blanc to share her thoughts on the flow of a river as a metaphor for conversation. This beautiful metaphor can help us to better practice conscious communication. 

In her forthcoming book, "Riverlogic - Finding Flow ...

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Welcome to “Deck the Halls, Not Your Relatives” - Episode #45 of Co-creating Peace – a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

Holidays are usually thought of as a time of gathering with family and loved ones, and creating joyful memories. For some families, there is a different experience. Some people find themselves embroiled in family conflict during the holidays, and wishing they could deck one...

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Welcome to Part 2 of "Using NVC® to Speak Your Truth” - Episode 44 of Co-creating Peace – a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

Last week Jack Lehman and I had a great conversation about how NVC uses observations, feelings, needs, and requests, as part of its communication structure. We discussed identifying our feelings and some understandings and tools that we can utilize to express them ...

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Welcome to Part 1 of "Using Nonviolent Communication® to Speak Your Truth” - Episode #43 of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

In Episode #22, Jack Lehman gave us some insights into The Dao of Domination, and told us a little bit about a wonderful conscious communication tool called Nonviolent Communication®, also known as NVC.

Today, Jack joins me again for part one of a more...

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Welcome to “You, Me, Us – The Art of Verbal Aikido™," Episode #42 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

Joining me today from Lyon, France, is Luke Archer, who will be sharing with us a peace education practice called Verbal Aikido™, which is based on principles and philosophy of the Japanese martial art Aikido. Verbal Aikido™, practitioners train to protect themselves, and to...

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Welcome to “Bringing Calm to the Storm”, Episode #41 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

I  recorded this podcast in front of a live online audience at the 2021 State of New Mexico Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium on October 21 – National Conflict Resolution Day.

As we all know, conflict often involves high emotion. Not everyone has the ability to manage their emotions we...

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Welcome to Part 2 of "Walking Through the Blueprint of We - A Way to Co-create Relationships" – Episode #40 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

In Episode #16 of this podcast, I interviewed Sheella Mierson and Rachel Eryn Kalish about “A Way to Co-create Relationships (The Blueprint of We Process).” They described the Blueprint of We and gave examples of where and how it...

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Welcome to “What is Restorative Justice, Really?” – Episode #39 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

I am so pleased to have my friend and colleague, Tonya Covington join me to talk about a very important field of mediation – especially in today’s world. It is a powerful, yet underutilized form of mediation known as Restorative Justice.

Tonya Covington was appointed by the Mayor o...

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Welcome to “Implementing Emotional Intelligence”, Episode #38 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

In last week’s episode, I talked about “Expressing Emotion Safely”. In this episode, I’ll discuss Emotional Intelligence, also known as EI or EQ, which I think is defined best by Daniel Goleman, author of the book titled “Emotional Intelligence”, who defines EI as the ability to rec...

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Welcome to “Expressing Emotion Safely” – Episode #37 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

Expressing our emotions, especially when we feel those emotions strongly is something that is very difficult for many people to do, or to do successfully, and in ways that help build understanding. 

We all struggle from time to time with how to express our emotions. We often either react to o...

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Welcome to “The Courage to Bridge the Divide” – Episode #36 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

In this episode, I share a letter from a listener seeking advice about feeling rejected by family members, and not knowing how to have a productive conversation about that. The advice I will share could be applied in any situation where one feels as though others are distancing from t...

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Welcome to “Terms to Know” – Episode #35 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation. 

In previous episodes of this podcast, I talked about the importance of being mindful of how we use words. In times of change and unrest, such as the times we are in now, new terms often emerge to help us to better understand the world around us and one another, while other terms that have been around fo...

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