Engineering Peace with Thom Bond

Engineering Peace with Thom Bond

"Engineering Peace with Thom Bond” is a real-life look at how peace is becoming a reality on our planet. It's also a personal resource to help empower us to create the change we want to see in the world. Listen to practical tips and wisdom from Thom's workshops and training sessions to help make peace a reality in your own life. Episode by episode, witness and be part of the story of peace on our planet.

Episodes

June 12, 2024 45 mins

In this episode Thom talks with Israel-based psychologist, counselor, mediator and NVC trainer,  Eran Teicher about their experiences, challenges and perspectives as peace activists, educators, and two earthlings doing their best to make a difference.

In this episode, listeners will get insights, inspiration and know-how from these two peace educators, in their roles as lead  trainers in The Compassion Course Online (Thom ...

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In this insightful, inspiring episode, Thom Bond (from New York), talks with fellow peace educators, Cory Tyler (from Los Angles) and Samuel Odhiambo (from Kenya) to share the big picture of nonviolent systems in a world full of hatred and violence, including how they (and you) can be hopeful, living on such a turbulent planet.

Subjects include, The Compassion Course (compassioncourse.org), the role of "enemy images&q...

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February 8, 2024 2 mins

In this thought-provoking installment of "Engineering Peace with Thom Bond" Season 3, Episode 4: "Fear = Attention... Why," Thom delves into the intricate dynamics of fear, safety, and the internal mechanisms that generate attention within us. Join us as Thom unpacks the profound connections between fear and our sense of security, offering deep insights into the experience of fear and its role in directing our a...

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February 1, 2024 3 mins

In this enlightening installment of "Engineering Peace with Thom Bond" Season 3, Episode 3: "The Radar System of Feelings," Thom unveils the profound purpose behind our emotional landscape, revealing how feelings serve as our radar system, guiding us to recognize when our needs are either fulfilled or unmet. Join us as Thom sheds light on this fundamental aspect of humanity, offering invaluable insights into how...

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January 25, 2024 6 mins

In this episode of "Engineering Peace with Thom Bond" Season 3, titled "Turning Judgments into Something Useful," Thom explores the art of understanding needs behind judgments. Join us for a transformative journey as he reveals the power of turning judgments into valuable insights. Gain practical wisdom on connecting judgments to unmet needs, fostering personal growth and empathy. Don't miss this insightful...

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January 18, 2024 2 mins

In this captivating episode of "Engineering Peace with Thom Bond" Season 3, Thom delves into the profound concept of "Everything We Do, We Do to Meet a Need." Join us as Thom shares the invaluable gift of vision and heightened awareness of our needs. Get ready for an insightful exploration that seamlessly combines wisdom, compassion, and practical understanding. Tune in for more!

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In this "What Peace Sounds Like" Episode, Thom brings  listeners up to date on a project that has formed through his work here on this podcast. It is the next chapter in this real-life practice of Peace Engineering, a chapter which began with his series here with Reverend Dr. Michael Christie titled "A Conversation Between Two Americans".

That episode led to a revival of Thom's work with his former...

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June 21, 2022 3 mins

Thom talks about how being connected to oneself first increases our ability to create more connection with others, and self-care for ourselves.

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Thom talks about two self-empathy practices that help us take care of ourselves in a world full of horrors and miracles.

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June 7, 2022 1 min

Thom talks about the importance of empathy from others in overcoming "stuckness" in our self-empathy process.

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In this episode Thom discusses the things that were troubling for NVC creator, Marshall Rosenberg and how that effected the creation of The Compassion Course.

Thom also discusses the "technology" of the course and what he has done to improve the way that we learn Marshall's work.

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January 27, 2022 2 mins

Thom talks about how self-empathy can help us make life-serving choices when we are triggered or upset.

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December 13, 2021 4 mins

This is a workshop clip where Thom gives us a powerful and practical way to explore the breadth and depth of our shared human needs.

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November 27, 2021 2 mins

This is a workshop clip from Thom about the discipline of not speaking while angry, and a moment Thom had with his teacher and friend, Marshall Rosenberg.

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Thom talks about the profound value of asking about Life Energy (feelings and needs) in the current moment.

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November 4, 2021 2 mins

Thom describes a way to see ourselves as an empathic presence.

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October 28, 2021 2 mins

Thom talks about how we can start to deal with people we call Narcissists.

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October 22, 2021 1 min

A closer look at why we like chocolate so much.

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October 21, 2021 4 mins

Thom talks about choices we can make when we don't have a shared understanding or "shared reality" with others.

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New Dialog and Deescalation Training for Police starts July 7th.  For the whole talk, listen to Episode 3.

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