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The Unconscious Mind Compared to the Conscious Mind

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

Ask the Trainer: "I have the understanding that the unconscious is vast compared to conscious mind. When I state 'needs' how well can I depend on there being something beneath my awareness that is actually the motivation?"


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.


Expressing Anger Peacefully

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Audio • 1 hour, 16 minutes • 07/2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 16 minutes
07/2007

In this prerecorded telecourse, Raj Gil uses an interactive dialogue and proven exercises to help you develop a profoundly healthy response to anger, right in the moment.


Emotional Regulation Strategies

Practice Exercise • 2-3 minutes • 03/2020
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
2-3 minutes
03/2020

Emotional regulation is the consistent capacity to fully experience one’s feelings, particularly when they are intense and/or painful. Here are 36 practices that help with emotional regulation that can be done alone or with others. Read on for more.


Expressing Our Pain Without Blame

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 08/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
08/2011

The more we can stay present with our hurt, and own our interpretations, we are more likely to express what's important to us without blame and also to become resilient. From there, the listener can have more space to offer their full presence and empathy. Read on for more.


Letting Go of Resentments

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/13/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/13/2022

Trainer Tip: When we feel resentment toward others, we are harming our own emotional health. Surprisingly, when we own up to our part of an uncomfortable situation, we can release the pain and resentment. Such honesty can provide healing. Read on for a related anecdote of how this can play out.


Vaccination and COVID-19: Restoring Togetherness

Video • 00:14 minutes • 2/5/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
00:14 minutes
2/5/2022

Struggling to navigate needs between the vaccinated and unvaccinated during the COVID-19 pandemic? How can we disagree and still understand each other? Listen in as a participant engages with Miki about her struggle to choreograph people's divergent needs around vaccines, and enjoy Miki's tip for reflecting back understanding when we disagree!


Transforming Children's Anger

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 11/16/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
11/16/2021

What parent hasn't experienced a surge of protectiveness when your child hurts their sibling? Our cultural training calls us to immediately take two roles: the judge, determining who was wrong and what the consequences will be, and the police, enforcing the consequences. These thankless jobs often result in frustration, resentment, pain, for all. Read on for an example of how empathy transformed a child's impulse to hit another child.


The Value of Taking a Step Back

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 2002
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
2002

Have you ever gotten a fishing line all tangled up? You got so frustrated you just started yanking on the different loops of line, which of course made the knots and tangles even tighter and more difficult to untangle. Wouldn’t it be great if you could notice the minute you were starting to tangle things up in a discussion with your loved one?


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 9. Make Poetry Out of Empathy

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
01/2016

Nonviolent Communication includes a practice of empathy that involves listening for feelings and needs no matter how someone expresses themselves, and reflecting back the feelings and needs when it is helpful to do so. You can reflect back in a traditional NVC manner, or in a more creative way, with metaphors.


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