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In the Spotlight: Anger

NVC and Parenting"Anger can be a wonderful wake up call to help you understand what you need and what you value." - Marshall Rosenberg, PhD.

"Anger is a signal that you’re distracted by judgmental or punitive thinking, and that some precious need of yours is being ignored."  - Marshall Rosenberg, PhD.
Quotes by PuddleDancer Press. 

In this month Spotlight, you will find a selection of videos, audios and articles about anger, its importance, how to deal with your own anger and someone else's. You can start with the featured video of Arnina Kashtan "I Want to Leave When Facing Anger" as she provides a strategy for staying in the conversation when facing anger instead of physically leaving.

Nonviolent Communication Basics

Article •  4 - 6 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes

Here are some very basic forms and distinctions of NVC. It covers the 4 D's, OFNR, some NVC distinctions, tips, quotes from Marshall Rosenberg, and "feelings and needs" lists, and more. As with any art, these rudiments necessarily must be learned, practiced, understood, embodied and then let go of so as not to become rote and block creativity.


Courage

Article •  4 - 6 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes

In listening to what our emotions tell us, and embracing what we do not know, we begin the path of courage. Even though our culture tells us not to, revealing our imperfections is where we can deeply connect. Living our lives more courageously honest, can shift us towards inspiring one another. Read on for how some people experienced this in coming together to transform one woman's heroine addiction.


Common Ground…How?

Audio •  14 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
14 minutes

Speaking with a united head, heart, and body is the epitome of internal NVC work. HOW do you get there? Listen as David demonstrates his formula for connecting all three areas: 1) ignition; 2) get the big picture; and 3) Break it down: practice, correct, practice, correct!


Finding Common Ground in Challenging Times

Course Recording •  8 - 9 hours • 

Course Recording
8 - 9 hours
  • Find intuitive guidance for bridging divides
  • Connect to deep needs that have been habitually ignored
  • Discharge the anxiety held in old, embodied reactions
  • Make decisions and take actions that align with your values 
  • Cultivate resources for more enjoyably and more capably building relationships

Harmonizing Our Inner Conflicts

Video Conference •  3 hours • 

Video Conference
3 hours
  • Learn physical, emotional, and linguistic practices rooted in NVC and Aikido that you can use daily to self-connect
  • Discover how these practices combine to create more inner harmony and more clarity of expression 
  • Deepen your NVC practice beyond the words by connecting to parts of your being that hold the key to your needs
  • Build your ability to listen empathically with your whole being

Mourning and Celebration: Two Sides of Gratitude

Trainer Tip •  1 - 2 minutes • 
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor.  In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.


The Spiral Blend

Video •  15 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
15 minutes

David explores how movement helps you hold your center when navigating challenging conversations. Example: Move to Wind ~ to calm your system; Move to Ground ~ to notice the ground on which you stand; and Step to Shikaku ~ step behind to practice empathic listening. Listen Now.


Somatic Practices for Embodying NVC

Video •  9 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes

How do you build new learning paths and change old practices? Listen as David presents the elements of somatic practice — including those that build new learning paths — and discover where that learning “sweet spot” is!


Somatic Practices for Embodying NVC

Video •  9 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes

How do you build new learning paths and change old practices? Listen as David presents the elements of somatic practice — including those that build new learning paths — and discover where that learning “sweet spot” is!