Getting started!

Welcome to Enlivening Communications, published by Bob Wentworth, Ph.D., Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and former physicist. At this moment (February 2021), this website is not much more than…

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Trauma and Conversation

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By Bob Wentworth – First published Feb. 16, 2021. Last revised: June 6, 2022 What is psychological trauma? Trauma – A persistent change in a person’s nervous system that occurs…

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Patterns that Perpetuate Conflict (Part 2)

Previously, in Part 1 (https://enlivenc.com/2021/conflict-patterns-1), I shared a number of key patterns of interaction which I believe contribute to conflict going around and around in circles, without resolving. In what…

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Patterns that Perpetuate Conflict (Part 1)

[Not long ago, I told some friends that I perceived patterns of interaction being active which seemed to stimulate and perpetuate “vortices of conflict” which continue without resolution. They asked…

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