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Your Name and Title: 

Rene Tanner, Associate Liaison Librarian for Sustainability and Life Sciences

Library, School, or Organization Name: 

Arizona State University

Co-Presenter Name(s): 


Area of the World from Which You Will Present: 

United States

Language in Which You Will Present: 


Target Audience(s): 

Individuals who want to know more about practicing wholehearted communication in their everyday lives and work places.

Short Session Description (one line): 

Wholehearted communication starts with self compassion and the belief that showing up as our authentic self is healing for us and for those around us.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

As communicators, what can we learn from the science of relationships? Sure signs of divorce include negative behaviors described by the Gottman Institute as the four horseman: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling. On the flip side, there are behaviors that build relationships such as expressing needs responsibly, speaking words of gratitude, accepting another’s perspective, apologizing for any wrongdoing, and taking a break to self soothe. We will explore these behaviors with examples and draw connections between self compassion and our ability to communicate empathically and express positive behaviors. Growing our self compassion makes us braver and kinder with others and helps us engage in wholehearted communication. The habit of self compassion increases our sense of personal authenticity and inner freedom. When we show up as our real selves we give our greatest gift and inspire those around us to do the same.  

Participants will learn:

  • The role of self compassion and emotional boundaries in wholehearted communication. 
  • The role of wholehearted communication in the workplace and how it can transform relationships and culture one person at a time. 
  • How to recognize our emotional limits and when it is time to take a break to recharge. 

Participant interaction:

  • Brief online polls will be used to engage participants in the material throughout the presentation.

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