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Life-Alienating Communication

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
10/2005

Trainer tip: Be aware of times when you are judging others, demanding, making comparisons, or denying responsibility for your actions. Notice how these communication patterns affect your connection with other people.


Experience More Joy and Success at Work

Audio • 57 minutes • 10/30/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
57 minutes
10/30/2013

If you’d like to bring more joy and fun into your workplace, listen to this trainer dialogue for NVC tips and tools from some of the leading experts in the industry.


Connected Decision Making

Article • 2-3 minutes • 1/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2-3 minutes
1/2018

If you're stuck when making a decision with someone, it's likely that you've skipped hearing and connecting to one another's needs. Slow down and listen for what's really important underneath the content. This allows you to make decisions that are more fulfilling and harmonious.


NVC Life Hacks 23: Embodied NVC Part Two Empathy Skills

Video • 5 minutes • 03/02/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes
03/02/2020

Welcome to Part Two of our 3 part Embodied NVC Life Hack series. Last time we looked at rewiring your brain to navigate our primitive mind and sometimes default reactions such as fight, flight or freeze when faced with conflict. In this episode, we're going beyond self-empathy and looking at ways we can empathize with the other person.


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.


Pain Lasers and Love Lasers

Article • 5 - 7 minutes • 8/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 7 minutes
8/2016

In lasers, light bounces between the mirrors, with each pass the light grows more intense. Our minds work similarly. Because of the "mirror" effect, where we can react to our reactions to our reactions to our reactions (and so on), changing our thought pattern even modestly at every level of reaction, can dramatically affect our ultimate experience.  Usually the greatest amplifiers are the ones we notice the least.  Learn what to notice -- to amplify more love rather than pain.


Preparing for Difficult Dialogue

Article • 3-5 minutes • 1/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3-5 minutes
1/2019

Effective and connected dialogue requires significant self-awareness, mindfulness, and skill. You can focus on any of these six areas that most often escape your awareness: anchoring and staying grounded; boundaries; thoughts and beliefs; stuckness or attachment; feelings and needs; and requests. Read on for a list of questions to help you focus on how to do that.


Dialogue with Extended Family

Audio • 1 hour, 14 minutes • 02/28/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 14 minutes
02/28/2014

Many families are far more complex and varied than they used to be. In this recording, Miki works with participants, focusing on specific challenges they’re facing with family members. Listen In.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 7. Talk about Conflict When You’re Not in Conflict

Trainer Tip • 4 - 6 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
4 - 6 minutes
01/2016

Conflict is a normal and natural part of life. To varying degrees, it happens whenever two or more people consistently spend time together. Resolving conflict effectively and peacefully, in a way in which all parties feel respected and valued, does not feel natural for those of us who grew up with punitive, adversarial, or avoidant approaches to conflict. Eric offers some tips for approaching conflict.


Confronting with Care: An Approach that Builds Trust

Article • 7 - 10 minutes • 11/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Article
7 - 10 minutes
11/2010

People find confrontation inspirational when done with full compassion and intention to support. To do this, transform your own judgments or distress, come with useful content plus spot-on timing, and the best interests of the receiver in mind. Read on for questions you can ask yourself in preparation for this, and more.


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