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Working With “No” To Deepen Self-Connection

Practice Exercise • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/29/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1 - 2 minutes
1/29/2022

Use this exercise to stay in dialogue and connect to needs while facing a “no”. Identify a situation where you have low confidence that you'll get your needs met, and it'll be hard hearing a “no” to your request. Explore your response to the “no” by working with feelings, needs, request and alternate strategies. Thus you can work towards meeting your needs while also releasing the idea that your needs “have to” be met.


Money, Meaning And Comparing Yourself To Another Person

Practice Exercise • 1-2 minutes • 02/23/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1-2 minutes
02/23/2022

When we compare we lose connection to our needs. When we move out of comparison, it paves the way to finding more meaning and sustainability. Plus, it changes how we use our time. In these exercises you'll reflect upon how it affects you when you compare yourself to others. And how you can bring more money into what is meaningful, and how you can bring more meaning into your financial life.


From Blame To Power

Practice Exercise • 12 -18 minutes • 02/19/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
12 -18 minutes
02/19/2022
Blame is opaque when we don’t reflect on it deeply. We blame when we don’t see ourselves as having power to shape things, and see others as the ones who can. Blame and how we respond to it, is both a symptom of inability to step into power, and an impediment to empowered relationships. Transforming blame requires self-responsibility. Read on for practices involving empathy, inner connection, power, preparation and engaging options.

The Blame-Free State (5 Session Course)

Audio • 6 - 8 hours • 10/23/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours
10/23/2014

Blame can become a terrible habit – one that’s extremely costly both personally, socially and culturally. When you play The Blame Game there are usually only losers. Nobody wins, not really. Learn how to move out of blame into peace – whether it involves others, yourself or situations.

 


Communicating Our Deepest Desires

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

Trainer Tip: When we "protect" ourselves by not asking for what we want, we block ourselves from getting our needs met. From here, disappointment and resentment can build -- especially if this is a pattern. Instead, notice when you're tempted to do this, and be honest and upfront about what you want to improve the quality of your relationships.


Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Accepting What Is

Video • 6 minutes • 06/07/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
6 minutes
06/07/2011

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan explains how naturalizing NVC language involves self care and begins with accepting what is true in the moment.


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.


The Power of Empathy

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 05/28/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
05/28/2005

Trainer Tip: When someone is in pain and lashing out, might be a time when empathy is needed most. Empathizing in these moments can be very challenging. Mary offers a few words of ecouragement for these situations.


Embracing the Body: Learning Compassion as a “Felt-Sense”

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 2/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
2/2014

Our "felt-sense" can provide crucial information about our experience and our lives. It can also help us integrate and retain information. This can also bring greater access to internal resources, choice, open heartedness, collaboration and creative solutions. From there, profound insight and transformation can follow. Here's how we can harness that...


The Illusion of Conflicting Needs

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 09/08/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
09/08/2019

This exercise will help you resolve situations in which you have two needs which seem to be in conflict with each other, transforming inner conflict into peace.


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