Yin Principles


1. Heart Centered: Speak and Listen from the Heart 
2.  Hold each in respect
3.  Ask the Grandmothers to speak through you. 
4.  Comfort with silence 
5.  Release expectations or goals
6.  Allow the person to speak without cross talk or sharing with person who is speaking 
7.  Hold all free of judgement (others and self!)
8.  Allow yourself to be in the present moment
9.  Speak from the heart using I-messages
10.  Give each person an opportunity to speak (eg. before you share a second time) 
11.  Use simple hand gestures as a way to give feedback
12.  Listen without giving advice 
13.  Relax into listening to the speaker without thinking of what to say next
14.  Notice how your body is feeling