Recently the Focusing Institute ("TFI" for short, their web-site is:
http://focusing.org/) came out with a "Diversity Statement" for their
organization in regards to the practice of Focusing. I am wondering -
perhaps this statement could be presented to the CNVC as a model for
how they could relate to NVC?
A question for folks on this list - do you imagine that the CNVC
adopting such a statement could meet your needs for trust in relating
with NVC in ways that are open, free, respectful and in integrity with
Here is the statement:
"TFI Diversity Statement
Focusing is a practice that honors what arises freshly in the moment.
Frozen structures of any kind are antithetical to the ethic of
Focusing. Therefore, the Focusing Institute takes as a core value the
principle that the practice of Focusing, how it is taught by certified
Focusing teachers, and its application in different fields will not be
standardized. Diversity of approaches will be protected. Constructive
critiques among Focusing Trainers or between TFI and individuals
presenting or applying Focusing are welcome and should be offered by
means of open, respectful communication. TFI itself will seek to honor
the values of non-standardization in its operations while recognizing
that tension can arise between maximum diversity and the need for
effectiveness and efficiency in meeting its goals."
I am wishing you all the best!
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This statement seems like something CNVC couldn't adopt, and still
remain the kind of organization it is. Do you see it differently, Ian?