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Elaine Shpungin, Ph.D. is a student and practitioner of Non Violent Communication (NVC) and Restorative Circles (RC).

She is currently exploring restorative and non-violent approaches to conflict and ways to meaningfully share power in family, organizational and community systems.

You can read her essays and stories about these experiments with conflict, love and connection at and

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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Danger of Compromise The hidden costs of one of our favorite ways of approaching conflict.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Key to Getting the Relationship and Love You Want Improve your relationships today with this essential, yet simple, question.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 6, 2012
The Fight Room What if every school had a fight room? What would happen there might just surprise you.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Restorative Revolution Not a solution to everything. Not panacea, utopia, peace and love for all. But a fundamental shift in the collective understanding of what might be possible.
There are lots of ways to calm down, but most won't help you feel understood., From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 22, 2011
Speaking While Upset: Moving from Destructive to Constructive in 6 Simple Steps Shift the way you communicate when upset so you can be heard this time!
(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 11, 2010
Five WikiLeaks Myths and their Disturbing Truth What is most disturbing is not Assange's actions, or even the unethical and untruthful actions revealed about our government by some of the leaked cables (although these are very sad to me), but the actions and words of our political leaders (like Joe Lieberman) and major organizations (like Amazon and Visa/Mastercard) which have summarily decided on Assange's guilt without evidence or a due process.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 10, 2010
The Most Important Thing to Know About Conflict There is something my parents and teachers never told me about conflict. To increase safety, move towards it.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 9, 2010
3 Steps that Transform Sibling Conflict into Sibling Camaraderie Help kids resolve minor disputes over toys and space without playing judge or jury.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 8, 2010
All I Ever Needed to Know About Being a Vampire I Learned from Twilight (and NVC) Never mind Nature vs. Nurture; Twilight's concept of vegetarian vampire is a great metaphor to explore Nature vs. Free Will!
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 28, 2009
Avatar: Tantalizing Possibilities Laced With Disappointment Avatar promises a world that functions as a modern neurological metaphor for the delicate interconnectedness and balance of Earth's ecology. Unfortunately, the metaphor does not hold up to scrutiny, leaving us with magical realism and tribal wisdom instead of eco-science insights.