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Sometimes I Can’t Get Past My Judgments

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/28/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/28/2022

Trainer Tip: Whether we listen to our own or the other person’s needs first, connecting to needs can help us release judgments of others, see their humanness, help us to begin to hear them and ultimately connect to them. Be aware today of times when you are judging someone. Then be aware of your own needs to improve your connection to them.


How to Use NVC with Talkative Friends

Trainer Tip • 21 minutes • 07/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
21 minutes
07/2008

Ask the Trainer: "Could you explore why people 'talk too much' and how I could connect with them and myself empathically when I'm also talking too much?"


Dialogue in the Workplace (5 Session Course)

Audio • 6 - 8 hours • 6/5/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours
6/5/2022

 One of the key challenges of engaging in dialogue in the workplace is that – while we are all equally human – the norms of the workplace make honest and open dialogue challenging, especially when power differences are present. This course offers a plethora of considerations and tips designed to allow you to humanize your relationships at work, focus on your common goals, and bring more collaboration and goodwill to your team – and beyond.


The Paradox Of Why

Article • 9-13 minutes • 07/14/2022
All Skill Levels
Article
9-13 minutes
07/14/2022

So often we're habituated to associate a “why” question with being reproached, blamed or shamed – and so defensiveness arises. However, in order to maintain a flow of understanding and collaboration, we need to hear and say the “why” while finding other ways to ask for it. Here we look at how to ask questions that bring each of us vital information that can open up discovery and learning, for our mutual benefit.


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.


Helping Another Find Willingess

Article • 4-6 minutes • 2/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4-6 minutes
2/2019

Is there someone you wish was more willing? Try guessing what obstacles they might be struggling with. And allow yourself to feel your grief. As you grapple with your own desire for someone to find their willingness, its essential to recognize that this is about you and your needs. You can also express your needs honestly, make requests for how to collaborate, and be responsive to what they want. Read on for more on this, plus four common ways someone’s willingness might be blocked.


Connect Before Correct

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

Ask the Trainer: "Recently, I was sitting in my weekly practice group trying to connect to my reasons for wanting to give empathy to a particular person. She was telling us about some painful feeling she was having, but was not connecting to her needs."


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.


The Shadow in Human Relationship

Audio • 11 minutes • 10/2/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
11 minutes
10/2/2022

What don't we know about ourselves? Our unconscious contracts impact us, our shadow selves, and our relationships. In this snippet, Sarah uses her own unconscious contract to demonstrate navigating through reactions to today’s political environment.


How Does Change Take Place?

Audio • 5 minutes • 03/13/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 minutes
03/13/2011

How does change take place?  In this brief segment, Miki explores the three key ingredients that make change possible for individuals as well as for societal change.


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