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Safe Experimentation

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

Trainer Tip: Instead of trying for perfection, let’s try safe experimentation: Acknowledge that whenever we try a new behavior, it’s bound to take us a few times before we get it right. Read on for how we can do this. We'll use learning empathy as an example.


Marshall Rosenberg's Vision of Social Change

Article • 12 - 18 minutes • 12/2017
All Skill Levels
Article
12 - 18 minutes
12/2017

What could be, more often than not, overlooked when we think about or represent NVC or Marshall Rosenberg's work?  This article busts some commonly held ideas and approaches to NVC.  It challenges us to widen the lens of what it really means to be "life-serving", or speaking and hearing the "language of life".  And it also speaks to how thinking can deepen feeling and relatedness...


Parenting Series: When Your Child Only Has “No” for an Answer

Video • 8 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
2005

In this video download, expert parent trainer and author of Parenting From Your Heart, Inbal Kashtan responds to the age-old question: "Why do children do things to annoy parents?"


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.


Group Feedback

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • Circa 2007
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "I'm part of a small, self-led NVC group that's been working together for almost two years. We are experiencing some growing pains in that we're still not certain how and under what circumstances to make requests, especially negative ones."


The Three Stages of Transition

Video • 1 hour, 8 minutes • 09/19/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 8 minutes
09/19/2017

Learn about the three stages of transition, and how staying connected to needs can help you remain oriented and grounded even through the most challenging transitions.


The Price of Nice

Article • 12 - 16 minutes • 2000
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
12 - 16 minutes
2000

Have you been nice? Well then you must be enjoying the reward: depression, intermittent explosiveness, job meaninglessness, ambiguous anxiety, low resentment and subtle self hate. The antidotes: honesty, passion and compassion.


Feelings Are a Response to Our Met or Unmet Needs

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

Trainer Tip: Our particular needs and expectations in the moment, influences how we feel. So if you are feeling hurt, sad, angry, or disappointed, try to consider what your unmet needs are, and see if there are other ways you can get them met. Today, track how your needs affect your feelings.


Repair: Responding To A Lack Of Empathy

Practice Exercise • 4 -6 minutes • 05/25/2022
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
4 -6 minutes
05/25/2022

When someone stimulates your pain, you may want them to express care and empathy for your experience. If they're unwilling, you may resent it. You may forget the power of many strategies to meet a need, and you lose your agency. This can lead to reactive habits in you -- such as pleading, demanding, or attacking. Here are reasons you may not be getting an apology or empathy, and what options you have in moving forward.


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.


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