Oren Jay Sofer is an author, meditation teacher, and communication trainer.
If you’ve ever wanted to communicate better than do we have the Say What You Mean show for you! Today I’ll be talking with Oren Jay Sofer, retreat and workshop leader on mindful communication, a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher’s Council, and the author of a beautiful new book on mindfulness and non-violent communication skills, "Say What You Mean." And that’s just what I want to talk with him about today, about how to find your voice, speak your truth and listen deeply. Key Points Discussed: What was Oren Jay Sofer’s early life like, and the trauma he experienced? How did he turn to India and Buddhism? What was Oren’s fascinating with language? What did Oren learn from Thich Nhat Hanh? What is Thich Nhat Hanh’s “right speech”? What is non-violent communication? How’d the idea to bring meditation to non-violent communication? What is somatic experiencing? Why does kindness often disappear in conversation? What is mindful communication? How does mindfulness give us back our lives? How do we cultivate presence? What can we learn from Godwin Samararatne about “where does it hurt”? What’s the anacronym “WAIT stand for”? What’s the importance of “space” in a conversation? What’s the important of a pause and what does that mean? What does kindness and compassion toward oneself mean for conversation? What’s the zulu greeting Sawubona mean for us? What’s the importance of consciously choosing our intention? What can we learn from Daryl Davis about his communication with the KKK? What’s enlightened self-interest and what’s its importance? What’s the importance of curiosity and care? What can we learn from Aikido teacher Terry Dobson about non-violent communication? What’s the importance of being aware of our emotions? Additional Resources: www.OrenJSofer.com ……. For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: www.InspireNationShow.com To support the show and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access, visit: www.Patreon.com/InspireNation And to follow Inspire Nation (and the lives of Michael and Jessica) on Instagram, go to www.Instagram.com/InspireNationLive And to follow Inspire Nation on Tik Tok simply go to InspireNationShow on Tik Tok
The communications trainer, meditation teacher and author talks about his history of stuffed anger and how he learned to use non-violent communication to better his life and relationships. They also discuss Somatic Experiencing for releasing trapped trauma from the body.  He is the author of the book Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.   Oren’s website: https://www.orenjaysofer.com/ The book: https://amzn.to/35kPLxa Twitter: https://twitter.com/orenjaysofer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrenJaySofer/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orenjaysofer/   To participate in his guided meditations text "guided" to 44222   Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18. This episode is sponsored by the podcast The Hilarious World of Depression.  Find it wherever you listen to podcasts.  Other Links Mentioned  For more info on Peter Levine and Somatic Experiencing go to www.TraumaHealing.org   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------  
Author and mindfulness teacher Oren Jay Sofer shares the one thing he does each day for his own well-being. Get more Just One Things from Dr. Rick Hanson here.
Words have meaning. How often have you heard that? The challenge is to have them mean what you want, and to speak your truth. We talk to Oren Jay Sofer about his book Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Non-Violent Communication.
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Richmond, BC, Canada
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4 hours, 52 minutes