Online Resources


celia elworthy

Conversations on Compassion with Scilla Elworthy

An interview with Scilla Elworthy, peace builder and the founder of the Oxford Research Group. The interview which includes this section where Scilla gives advice on dialogue between people in conflict.

josh connolly

How to Hold Space

Josh Connolly talks about the importance of holding space and how to do it. He says that often we seek to fix when really what people need is our support and to be heard.

chimamanda ngozi adichie

The Danger of a Single Story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. In this TED talk Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

sidsel stausholm andersen

In Dialogue with Reality

In this TED talk Sidsel Stausholm Andersen explain her purpose to hold space to create more soulful and regenerative learning environments. Her work is about dialogue and group processes - supporting, practising and bringing forward a better understanding of what it means to listen and speak when one is sitting in a circle.

difficult conversations video

Summary of Difficult Conversations book


How to talk like a Samaritan podcast

How to talk like a Samaritan

BBC Radio 4 - Word of Mouth - Michael Rosen talks to Mark Harris, who volunteers for the Samaritans, about the ways in which talking and listening can best be used to help people in crisis.

how to make better conversation podcast

Listen and learn: how to make better conversation

BBC Radio 4 - Word of Mouth - Michael Rosen talks to Eddy Canfor-Dumas and Peter Osborn about how improving our dialogue is good for everything, from helping excluded children to resolving conflict.

what is empathy podcast

What is empathy?

In this BBC CrowdScience podcast listener Maria gets a headache when her husband gets migraines. She wants to know if she's experiencing an extreme form of empathy and what’s happening in her brain to cause this.