Best of the Archives: How to Argue Better | Oren Jay Sofer
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This episode dives into our archives to revisit the notion of communication as a learnable skill. Often some of the most painful situations you encounter are the result of poor communication.
Author and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer, a leading figure in the field of interpersonal communication, breaks down how communication is one of the most powerful levers for creating positive change in your life.
Oren Jay Sofer is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. He also teached mindfulness, meditation and nonviolent communication in secular and Buddhist contexts. He graduated from Insight Meditation Center’s Spirit Rock Vipassana Teacher Training and is a long-time student of Joseph Goldstein, Michele McDonald, and Ajahn Sucitto.
In this conversation, we also talk about:
- How to become aware of what motivates you to communicate the way you do
- Strategies for how to have more meaningful conversations
- What it means to lead with presence
- How conflict can deepen our relationships and make peace
Where to find Oren Jay Sofer online:
Other Resources Mentioned:
- Marshall Rosenberg
- Center for Nonviolent Communication
- Carl Rogers
- Johan Galtung
- Joseph Goldstein
- Mudita Nisker and Dan Clurman
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