Cat’s Five C’s of Communication

Cat’s Five C’s of Communication

From the Conscious Communication Summit

(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