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Navigating Tense Conversations

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 4/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
4/2020

Trainer Tip: Here are some options for tense moments in conversations: try a "redo", understand and recognize your habits, pause to regroup, empathize with the person so they feel heard, check your mind frame before speaking, and name some appreciations about one another.


Understanding White Privilege as a 21st Century Leadership Capacity

Video • 1 hour, 41 minutes • 6/9/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 41 minutes
6/9/2017

Working on social justice and racial equity? If you include attending to white culture and privilege as part of that work, you'll reap important benefits. Understanding white culture — along with its embedded historical privileges — provides valuable insight into a larger system of inequity.


NVC Life Hacks 8 : Saying No

Video • 3 minutes • 10/26/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Video
3 minutes
10/26/2018

It can be difficult to be authentic when that means saying no. So how do we say no in a way that invites people to listen? Here are our four top tips for finding the courage to say no.


Staying in the Present

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
10/2005

Trainer Tip: Usually if we are in anguish, it’s because we’re not in the present. Instead of worrying, look to see if there is an action you can take in the present moment that will help change the situation. If you're fretting about the past, see if there's anything you can do to rectify the situation. Then take action. Read on for examples.


Practice Tracking Various Living States of Being

Practice Exercise • 3 - 5 minutes • 12/30/2021
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
3 - 5 minutes
12/30/2021

Use this exercise to identify what state you're in at any moment, and as an exercise to grow capacity for self-awareness and self-compassion. Identify what happened, thoughts, sensations, feelings, longings, etc. Includes a table that outlines three states of being: Protective/Defensive, Vulnerability, Essence.


Responding to Breakdown of Trust in Police: Capitalism, Racism, and Creative Compassion

Article • 39 - 60 minutes • 09/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
39 - 60 minutes
09/2020

If we're to have a better future, our biggest task will be to reexamine what the police are, their place in the system, and more. Police violence exists by systemic design. The myths of where the problems and symptoms lie with the police, capitalism, laws, government, citizens, class and racism --plus the relationship between all these-- is what keeps oppression ongoing on a mass scale. For change to happen, we'll need to find systemic leverage points, and use privilege to benefit those without it. Read on for more.


The Wheel of Awareness

Practice Exercise • 00:11 hours:minutes • 02/08/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
00:11 hours:minutes
02/08/2011

Join CNVC Certified Trainer and Certified Focusing Teacher Shulamit Berlevtov in this brief exercise called the Wheel of Awareness. This exercise will help you become aware of how to distinguish and differentiate your life experience.


Opening Hearts in Israel, Palestine, India and Sri Lanka

Article • 11 pages • 02/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
11 pages
02/2012

CNVC Certified Trainer Shantigarbha Warren offers a report of his recent NVC training trip to Israel/Palestine, India and Sri Lanka and clarifies how NVC can support social change in three very different contexts. Included is an exercise, based on Gandhi’s teaching.


A Process For Changing Habits

Article • 5 - 7 minutes • 9/24/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 7 minutes
9/24/2021

Let's take a look at life-serving possibilities for changing a habit: contemplation of the benefits and costs of the habit, changing the conditions in your life to support the new habit, and taking support away from the old habit. Read on for more.


The Compass - Taking Responsibility in the Face of Guilt and Judgment

Audio • 1 hour, 3 minutes • 03/21/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 3 minutes
03/21/2015

The Compass – Arnina Kashtan's in-depth transformational process – is specifically designed to support you in reliably deepening your understanding of your own and others' conditioning, and finding ways to reclaim your full connection with yourself.


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