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About Empathy

Video • 8 minutes • 04/2008
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
04/2008

Mary Mackenzie, renowned CNVC Certified Trainer, shares her understanding and experience of empathy.


Inviting Depth in Conversation

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 6/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
6/2018

Conversation can become more satisfying with depth. Depth is occurs when connection unfolds towards a depth of intimacy, presence, attunement, sensing -- and silent attentive connection where another is attentively seen and heard. Inviting this level of sharing in conversation relies on at least three major elements: attentive silence, the desire to connect and be known, and focus on present moment experience. Learn more about this way of engaging.


Engage Your Curiosity

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

Trainer Tip: When someone acts in baffling ways we can either wonder about what’s going on with the other person, create our own stories about it (blame, resent, make assumptions), or inform ourselves by asking. This is an opportunity to learn something new.


Don’t Make Assumptions!

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 04/29/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
04/29/2005

Trainer Tip: Do you ever feel certain that other people see things the way you do, only to find out they don’t? Read on.


Embracing Empathy: In-depth Practice for Getting Empathy into your Bones (4 Session Course)

Audio • 4 - 6 hours • 11/03/2009
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
4 - 6 hours
11/03/2009

This telecourse recording is for anyone wanting to integrate empathy into his/her life in a more natural, authentic way.


Emergency Interventions for Escalating Arguments

Article • 2-3 minutes • 11/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2-3 minutes
11/2019

Mid-conversation you may find yourself sliding into defending, shutting down, attacking, or blaming. Here's a list of possible emergency interventions that can help slow down escalation and return you to connection.


Groups Tip Series: The Value of Groups

Trainer Tip • 3 minutes • 07/06/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 minutes
07/06/2014

Listen to Miki talk about the value of participating in groups, recognizing our inherent nature to do so, how industrialization has hindered our skills and the value of participating in a time when it's most needed.


Punitive Use of Force

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

Trainer Tip: What is motivating your (in)actions? Are you doing something in the name of supporting deeper heartfelt needs, free of judgement or blame? Or are you bringing in consequences based on viewing the other person as having "bad behaviour"?


Practicing Unconditional Self-Acceptance When I Want Change

Audio • 8 minutes • 3/12/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes
3/12/2022

In moments where we would like to see change, personal growth or spiritual transformation, rather than immediately acting to make a change, Robert suggests we practice unconditional self-acceptance through a spacious presence to our inner experience. Robert asks us to give our attention and spacious awareness to our own judgments, inner contractions, and other experiences we often regard as undesirable.


Feelings and Needs Cards

Learning Tool • N/A • Circa 2006
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
Circa 2006

These downloadable cards are graciously offered to help busy parents who want more time and less struggle.


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