Bren's Inspiration comes from a variety
of sources

The Golden Rule is expressed  in 13 wisdom traditions.   NVC helps us put this global wisdom into practice.  It helps us  "perceive others as you would like to be perceived"  and to treat everyone with Unconditional Positive Regard.

"Power is of two kinds.  One is obtained by the FEAR of being punished, and the other by the arts of LOVE.  Power based on LOVE is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment..." from Gandhi, The Essential


Listen             Force
Observe         Enemy Image

Validate          Authority
Empathize      Rewards/Punishment

"If we don't have peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to one another."  Mother Teresa