Show 74 – The No Fault Zone

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,

there is a field. I will meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,

the world is too full to talk about

language, ideas, even the phrase each other

doesn’t make any sense.” Rumi


In the book, No-Fault Classroom: Tools to resolve conflict and foster relationship intelligence, Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle-Hodson show students and teachers how to explore our inner space: to know what we need and why we do what we do in each moment to communicate effectively, avert conflict, and resolve conflict peacefully. Adults and children learn to make wise choices so that everyone can get along with each other in fun and meaningful ways.


At Family Heart Camps, my kids and I have explored what life is like in the no-fault-zone, where all our needs matter. Cathy Bucher joins me to talk about being in the no fault zone.


Cathy Bucher is a mom of two boys ages 9 and 12 years. She’s been teaching for over 20 years with an emphasis on Special Education. Cathy enjoys teaching Nonviolent Communication workshops and has been a part of leadership teams at NVC retreats and family camps in her hometown of Davis, California and throughout the US. Cathy enjoys sharing NVC with others because it’s a tangible way for her to contribute to creating a world in which all can thrive through connection and play.


Aired live: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada


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Other ways to learn:

The Center for Nonviolent Communication:

The No Fault Zone:

Family Heart Camps:

NVC Family Camp:

Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle-Hodson:

Peaceful Parenting Article:

Jille Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight:



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