People at home, work, in the community or nation can be
competitive or collaborative, deceptive or authentic, abusive or empowering.
Well being of families, organizations and the world
depend on how people relate to each other.
You can contact me to schedule a Zoom session
for you or as a couple, or a program for your library or organization.
Below you can read some comments.
“It was an excellent and detailed presentation. The pages were so well outlined with clear and precise directions. I thought the give and take was excellent and a lot of people felt connected.”
Suffolk Community Council
“Thanks for a wonderful workshop experience. The conversations, the graphics and the handouts all worked to improve my sense of self and others, as we better learn how to communicate with peace and love in our hearts. The model of Parent-Adult-Child process is one I have experience with. Your synopsis was well taken, as is the notion of its importance in developing skill sets for improved personal and interpersonal communication and love.”
Setauket, New York
"Over a year ago, Sandy Hinden recommended that I read a book called 'Peaceful Living' by Mary McKenzie. Based on the teachings of Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of Non-Violent Communication, the book consists of 365 daily meditations on the vocabulary of feelings and needs, a sorely overlooked aspect of communication. Over the last year, I’ve come to realize that even though all human beings share the same needs, a new way of communicating is needed to connect with each other in moments of conflict. Many of the principles in the book are counter-intuitive and require serious practice, but speaking personally, the results have been transformative. I’ve noticed that my goals in communication have radically shifted, from “being right”, to understanding the psychological reasons for the need to be right; from "getting my own way', to the much more satisfying goal of connecting with people. Gandhi said 'become the change you want to see in the world'. It seems to me that if we as individuals commit to relearning the toxic ways that we have been taught to communicate with each other, the conflicts on a global scale will seem less imposing. Thanks, Sandy, for sharing this book with me, and for the many hours you and I have spent discussing its wisdom. I’ve since brought it home, where it has helped my wife and me communicate on a much deeper level."
Huntington, New York