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Meeting Our Need for Support

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

Trainer Tip: Asking for support may feel awkward and uncomfortable. In these moments, we may forget that everyone needs support. We may also forget that there may be many options available to us, even if what's available isn't our preferred source of support.


Exploring Your Connection To Life And To Your Life Purpose

Practice Exercise • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/01/2022
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
1 - 2 minutes
02/01/2022

Here are some questions to support you in exploring your connection to life, your life purpose. Here we briefly touch upon what blocks you, your gratitude, strengths, passions, and what you’re committed to.


Using an Anchor in Self-Empathy

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 4/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
4/2019

An anchor awakens parts of you that can access a bigger perspective. Also, it can reduce your reactivity, increase conscious relating, and support self-compassion. An anchor helps you get a little bit bigger than the reactivity you are experiencing so that you can access a wiser discernment. It is simple, and can be done anytime and anywhere. Learn to direct your attention to develop your anchor in self-empathy.


Nonviolence in the Face of Hatred

Article • 14 - 21 minutes • 11/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
14 - 21 minutes
11/2017

When Anita's sister reveals that the Ku Klux Klan broke into her home and dragged her out into a field towards a burning cross, Anita's commitment to nonviolence is challenged. Here, Miki highlights practices and lessons from her story of inner struggle -- including an insight about how, even in extreme polarization, our freedom and healing is wrapped up in others' freedom and healing.


An NVC “Do-Over”

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 2009
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
2009

Trainer Tip: When we respond in a way that is less than our ideal in terms of using NVC, we don't have to give up and think we are no good at NVC or that NVC doesn't work!


Somatic-Based Empathy

Practice Exercise • 1-2 minutes • 11/16/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1-2 minutes
11/16/2021

Use this interactive empathy exercise to track the relationship and shifting of body sensations, feelings and needs as you note them out loud.


Acting with Courage and Imagination

Video • 11 minutes • 6/19/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes
6/19/2022

In this snippet, Victor discusses acting with courage and imagination, and explores the dilemma of not acting because we fear we've not come up with the perfect intervention. Do we do more harm by waiting for the perfect inspiration instead of acting?


Love in the Time of COVID-19

Article • 7 - 11 minutes • 11/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
7 - 11 minutes
11/2020

Love keeps the thread of connection intact in times when all around us we see the human fabric becoming threadbare. When we dig deep with love into guessing what others care about that had given rise to their actions, it changes us. It brings us closer to understanding the incomprehensible -- and closer to vision, imagination, humility, curiosity, commonality, and loving action. Read on for more on applying this to people we deem "conspiracy theorists", and those who are on the other end of the political divide.


How To Resource In The Expansive Perspective

Article • 2-3 minutes • 04/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
2-3 minutes
04/2020

In the face of stress you can find ways to be present for what’s happening, rather than being pulled or pushed around by anxious thoughts or fearful feelings. Here are some strategies to return to and maintain expanded awareness.


Practical Ideas to Keep Workplace Relationships Satisfying

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
1/2010

Workplace relationships are complex. Each employee brings their unique self to work. Their background, perspective, emotional triggers, and working style. Add to this the dynamics of power relations, and the fact that often workplace communication now takes place at our computer keyboards rather than face-to-face. Sylvia Haskvitz offers practical tips to make today's complex workplace relationships more satisfying and effective.


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