Cat's Five C's of Communication, Spring 2016

Cat’s Five C’s of Communication

From the Conscious Communication Summit, Spring 2016

 

(1) Connection- meeting another where he/she is and knowing where you are so there’s a clear, shared space

 

(2) Curiosity- being curious about what’s going on for the other person as well as for yourself to create a mutual reality in which to be in the inquiry

 

(3) Care- slowing down and pausing to move forward with careful intention for the other as well self-care

 

(4) Compassionate listening- wearing empathic ears to hear the energy behind the words being shared, rather than getting caught up in the story or triggers; listening for feelings and needs in order to be in the question without knowing the answer yet

 

(5) Consideration- everyone’s needs being of equal weight and consideration, so the new place of shared understanding is inclusive and co-creative