Humanizing Healthcare with Dr. Melanie Sears


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Eric and I had the honor of speaking with Dr. Melanie Sears. She has been practicing NVC for 30+ years and worked along side Marshall Rosenberg. We get to explore the healthcare system that is in place in the United States. Dr. Melanie Sears specifically talks about her experience with patients in the psychiatric facility and how patients are treated. She has been a nurse for 35 years and has her PhD in Transpersonal Psychology. "Transpersonal Psychology roots back over 100 years ago. William James laid out principles of so many psychological approaches. Transpersonal psychology could be seen as an attempt to understand the different states of consciousness - and the different views of reality. Transpersonal Psychology attempted to integrate the ideas of eastern spiritual traditions such as buddhism, Hindu and yoga, they examined the “higher” states of consciousness, and “higher” stages of human development."

With all the years of experience and wisdom she has, Dr Melanie Sears has written two books, the first on is called “Humanizing Health Care: Creating Cultures of Compassion With Nonviolent Communication”. The second book is called “Choose You Words: Harnessing the Power of Compassionate Communication to Heal and Connect”.

NVC can be a game changer in how programs are run and how we connect with patients or students in different situations. What it seems to come down to is empathy. Empathizing with patients and students and then getting empathy for yourself as well. Also knowing how to give empathy to others and who you have for support to give you empathy when needed.

I found myself aligning with Dr. Mel’s work when it came to my job. I appreciated the connection a lot and long for more and more systems in our society to use Nonviolent Communication.

Transpersonal Psychology
Books By Dr. Melanie Sears:

Humanizing Health Care
Choose Your Words: Compassionate Communication
More Videos with Melanie Sears

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Compassionate Classroom
Respectful Parents & Respectful Kids
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