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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.


Embodying Compassion Exercise

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 9/5/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
9/5/2021

Grow your compassionate presence with this 3-process exercise. The processes include: Connecting to and feeling the Life Impulse meditation, Creating your own inner space of compassionate presence exercise, and the Compassionately Embracing visualization. These processes will guide you toward deeper self connection and compassionate presence.


Finding Systemic Solutions to Systemic Problems

Article • 23 - 34 minutes • 07/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
23 - 34 minutes
07/2020

Society gives us short-sighted explanations about human nature, life and what’s (un)changeable. The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting that explanation. Our current social order upholds impoverishment, police brutality, and is leading us towards our extinction. Change begins with people mobilizing resources towards a vision that holds systemic care for all, plus engages shared risk and collective action towards that vision.


Experiencing the Energy of Your Needs Meditation

Audio • 4 minutes • 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
4 minutes
2007

Mary Mackenzie leads listeners through a guided meditation to experience the energy of needs. This meditation will support you to connect to your feelings and needs in the moment, and to experience the unique and deep energetic quality of that primary need.


Letting People Support Us

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/28/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/28/2005

We all love to contribute to others’ lives. We love to offer support because it meets our own needs for contribution, love, caring, and making a difference. For today, admit that you love to support other people, and that you would like support yourself. Let at least one person contribute to your life today. Read on for a related story.


Using Conflict to Reflect on Fulfilling My Needs

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • Circa 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
Circa 2005

Trainer Tip: When I have conflict in my life with someone, especially recurring conflict, I like to find out what the conflict is showing me about myself.


Self-Connection Meditation

Video • 8 minutes • 01/18/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
01/18/2019

CNVC Certified Trainer Stephanie Bachmann Mattei leads you through an 8 minute meditation designed to develop a more integrated body and feelings/needs awareness.


Five Core Principles of Living Compassion and the Relationship of Needs to Spirituality

Audio • 8 minutes • 10/09/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes
10/09/2013

Listen to Robert describe the five core principles of Living Compassion and the relationship of needs to spirituality. Great material for reflection and reference!


Differentiating Between Feelings And Faux Feelings

Learning Tool • N/A • 2013
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
2013

This chart is intended as an aid to translating words that are often confused with feelings. These words imply that someone is doing something to you and generally connote wrongness or blame. To use this list, when somebody says “I’m feeling rejected,” you might translate this as: “Are you feeling scared because you have a need for inclusion?”


Connecting Across the COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccination Divide

Audio • 1 hour, 25 minutes • 9/24/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 25 minutes
9/24/2021

Miki leads course participants in an exploration of connecting and understanding those with seemingly polar opposite beliefs and perspectives about COVID-19 pandemic vaccination. Miki demonstrates that to live nonviolently, we must include those whom we so strongly disagree with. 


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