Episode 22: Nonviolent Communication

Chris Wells & Emma Nicholson with guest Bob Yamtich

Release date: November 23, 2022

In episode 22, Chris and Emma talked with Bob Yamtich, a coach who uses Nonviolent Communication to build poise, joy, self-connection, and choice. We talked about Nonviolent Communication with Bob, as well as empathy, needs, and strategies. We discussed shared connection and living in a shared reality, as well as connection requests. This is a primer in NVC with someone who lives it and uses it as a coach.

Bob and Chris worked through an issue she had on social media and how she might have handled it differently. We talked about having the option, but not the obligation, to engage in a restorative process. We had an open and vulnerable discussion about how to navigate challenging interactions.

Bio: Bob Yamtich was a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, and he now coaches by phone in Indiana and trains schools. He uses Nonviolent Communication to build poise, joy, self-connection, and choice

Resources from this episode

Bob’s website

Bob on Twitter

Marshall B. Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication (Indiebound)