Managing anger during conflict

By Saturday, November 11, 2017 0 Permalink 0

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5934961/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/417239/custom-color/#87A93A" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]In this the ninth lecture in this series, we cover: Understanding anger and triggers Why we need to deal with the triggers Islamic guidance on dealing with anger and expressing it How to communicate mindfully when we need to express upset or anger ...

Mindful communication during family conflict

By Saturday, November 11, 2017 0 Permalink 0

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5934918/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/417239/custom-color/#87A93A" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]The standard of family relationships in Islam is very high. According to the Quran, we are to build a home based on the principles of peace, love and compassion, a safe refuge in a turbulent world.  In this episode we explore how to communicate mindfully during ...

Lecture 7: Mindful Speech

By Wednesday, November 8, 2017 0 Permalink 0

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5922566/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/417239/custom-color/#87A93A" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]As we have been saying, the best and worst of God's creation is the tongue with which we speak. Words can connect and heal people and can also alienate and harm people. Words often produce powerful, lasting effects on both the speaker and the listener. ...

Lecture 6: Mindful Listening – Part 2

By Thursday, November 2, 2017 0 Permalink 0

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5904061/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/417239/custom-color/#87A93A" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Continuing our conversation on mindful listening we explore why listening to others is the best thing we can do for their healing and for our relationship with them.  We also discuss why mindful listening is so challenging and how we can move beyond the challenges ...

Mindful Listening Part 1

By Thursday, November 2, 2017 0 Permalink 0

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5904040/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/417239/custom-color/#87A93A" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]In this episode we talk about a very important skill in Mindful Communication and that is listening. Hearing is the physical process of receiving the message and is automatic, unlike listening. Mindless listening occurs when we react automatically and routinely, without mental investment, to messages. Mindful listening occurs when careful ...

Communication and Emotional Reactivity Part 2

By Thursday, October 12, 2017 0 Permalink 0

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5834921/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/417239/custom-color/#87A93A" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]In this session, we continue exploring how emotional reactivity derails communication and what we can do about it. We discuss how the reptilian parts of our brain hijack our thinking brain so that we end up "flipping our lid". We then spend quite some time ...

Managing emotional reactivity which blocks communication

By Wednesday, October 11, 2017 0 Permalink 0

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5831472/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/417239/custom-color/#87A93A" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]In the third lecture of the series, we talk about two challenges to mindful communication The first challenge is that of self-love: human beings have their own agenda and this makes it difficult to make room for another view The second challenge is that of ...

Definitions and foundations of Mindful Communication

By Wednesday, October 11, 2017 0 Permalink 0

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5830222/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/417239/custom-color/#87A93A" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]In the second lecture of the series, we discuss What is Mindful communication The difference between MC and Effective Communication and The five foundational attitudes of heart and mind for Mindful Communication. We also go through an example of communication which goes wrong ...

Introduction: The Ability to Communicate is a Gift of the Creator

By Wednesday, October 11, 2017 0 Permalink 0

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5829940/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/417239/custom-color/#87A93A" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]The topic for this year's lectures is Mindful Communication as a Spiritual Practice. Lecture 1: Introduction: The Ability to Communicate is a Gift of the Creator In this lecture, we began by reminding ourselves of the role of Azadari in our lives and our intentions ...

Seeking forgiveness from God and other people

By Thursday, May 11, 2017 0 Permalink 0

The night of 15th Shabaan holds the promise of clearing our past. It holds the potential for starting afresh and leaving the burdens of the soul behind. This does take a little bit of effort though!! Let us start with the easier one first Seeking forgiveness from God أَفَلاَ يَتُوبُونَ إِلَى اللّهِ وَيَسْتَغْفِرُونَهُ وَاللّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ Will ...