| Re-dignifying Practices |
The re-dignifying practices are more than methods for good communication, they are ways of being, seeing and doing that create a podium for human dignity where the “other” is welcomed.
|Avoid||You are invited to|
|Judging and evaluating||Be carefully curious|
|Assuming||Ask questions that you do not know the answer to and use the vocabulary of the narrator(s)|
|Fixing, solving problems, and intervening||Elevate the narrator to primary authorship|
|Giving advice and reframing||Be open to be surprised and transformed|
|Giving compliments, feedback, affirmations and positive judgements||Share gifts and reflections as “offerings of your moved heart” (Tom Carlson)|
This table has been adapted from chapter 5 in the book, @Re-authoring the World, page 52-59.