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Understanding The Difference Between Life-Serving Boundaries And Threats

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 12/30/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
12/30/2021

When someone's behavior costs us, we may attempt to negotiate as much as possible. After some rounds of this, if there's no change we may reach a tolerance limit. So we may set a boundary for self care and clarity about what's unworkable. But depending on intentions and the way its said, this may or may not be a punishment to get even. Here, clarity about intentions, feelings, needs, actions and dialogue may support us.


Rooms in the Same House – Interweaving NVC and Buddhism (6 Session Course)

Audio • 6 - 8 hours • 4/5/2017
All Skill Levels
Audio
6 - 8 hours
4/5/2017

Find renewed aliveness and connection in your daily life through NVC and Buddhist Mindfulness practices. NVC can be lived as a Mindfulness Practice and consciousness that helps us be more present, open and loving to the flow of life within ourselves and in relation to others. Buddhist principles and practices can add depth and insight to NVC practice and consciousness.


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.


The NVC Tree Of Life

Learning Tool • 1-2 minutes • 05/28/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1-2 minutes
05/28/2022

This one page colour handout illustrates the focus options or intention options for connection: empathy (verbal and non-verbal), self expression, and self connection (opening our heart to self and/or others). It also offers some suggestions for how to say these things to self and others.


Mediating Conflict with Kids

Audio • 48 minutes • 02/03/2012
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
48 minutes
02/03/2012

In this stimulating audio recording, Stephanie Mattei covers several "hot" parenting topics such as: boundary issues, strategy resilience, how to shift your right/wrong mentality and understanding the concept of fairness. While unraveling these topics, Stephanie intersperses some practical neuroscience around brain regulation and brain-wise conflict prevention.


Distinguishing Universal Needs from Strategies

Trainer Tip • 10 - 15 minutes • 10/15/2020
All Skill Levels
Trainer Tip
10 - 15 minutes
10/15/2020

In this book excerpt, Kathleen and Jared offer a path to reach deeper clarity, distinguishing between universal needs and strategies.


Bringing the Topic of a Conversation Back to Your Needs

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 07/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
07/16/2005

Trainer Tip: Sometimes the best way to get our need me is to first connect with the needs of another.


Neural Pathways to Happiness (9 Session Course)

Audio • 5 - 6 hours • 11/10/2015
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
5 - 6 hours
11/10/2015

Want to learn how to live your life more fully than you ever dreamed? In this course you’ll learn how you can shake off old behaviors that no longer serve you, get inspired to embrace a daily happiness practice, and begin experiencing a brand new sense of personal joy and inner peace.


Integrity

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/03/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/03/2005

Trainer Tip: What does integrity mean to you? Each person has a different definition. For me, integrity means that I live in harmony with my values.


Can I?

Article • 8 - 12 minutes • 9/28/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
8 - 12 minutes
9/28/2021

Children often ask adults “Can I…?” This question is so common that we carry it with us into adulthood, often addressing each other in the same way -- and more so with those we see as authority figures. However, let's unpack how this phrasing can reaffirm power differences. And see how, instead, we can transform paradigms of power in a way that invites dialogue, and co-creates an outcome that we can mutually benefit from.


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