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Creating Your Experience

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

Trainer Tip: Only after we connect to our unmet need can we make sound decisions that will transform our experience. For example, if you feel bored, connect to your unmet needs (eg. need for understanding the relevance, etc) and then look for strategies that will meet them (eg. ask the speaker how this topic relates to our lives).


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!


Enemy Images Process and Exercise

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Practice Exercise • N/A • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
N/A
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "What guidance do you have for working with enemy images? Can you say some things about processes and/or exercises that can bring relief from this trap?"


The Freedom of Committing to a Path

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 02/03/2012
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
02/03/2012

In June, 1996, I had an epiphany. In a motel room in Indiana, the night before returning home from a solo camping trip in Michigan and Canada, I discovered how much I had lost in my life because of so fiercely protecting myself. Up until that day, bringing forth my vulnerable self was to be avoided at all costs, which kept me numb much of the time, disconnected from myself and from much of life. Alone in my room, I cried, I talked out loud, and I finally exclaimed to myself that I wanted to reclaim every last bit of my vulnerability, just like I had it as a child.


Courageous Living Towards the World We Want

Audio • 32 minutes • 12/2009
Advanced Skill Level
Audio
32 minutes
12/2009

Miki speaks to peace activists about connecting with the life vision in those who stimulate pain in them.


I Want to Leave When Facing Anger

Video • 4 minutes • 12/12/21
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
4 minutes
12/12/21

Receiving anger from another can be a reactive trigger for many of us. In this brief segment, Arnina provides us a strategy for staying in the conversation instead of physically leaving.


Truth as an Act of Love

Audio • 2 hours, 14 minutes • 06/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
2 hours, 14 minutes
06/2008

Speaking the truth creates congruence, which creates trust, facilitating understanding and cooperation. Without truth there is no growth in our relationships and community. If this is true, then what keeps us from speaking our truth?


Needs Cards

Learning Tool • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes
1/2010

Print-and-cut these 71 needs cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes nine blank cards for you to customize.


How To Interrupt Tragic Cycles That Prevent Collaboration

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 12/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
12/2020

Interrupt cycles of conflict by creating a new ways forward. You can do this by connecting with the energy of the met needs you want in the dynamic; guessing the other person's needs; naming your needs; asking essential questions; identifying at least three different strategies to meet each need; and imagining the positive outcome.


How to Find Strength During a Crisis

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
03/2020

During a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, we can draw upon inner and outer resources: gratitude, awareness of our senses and breath, plus compassion for self and others. We can also expand our understanding to curtail fear -- and limit the amount of time and energy we spend fighting and resisting the truth of what’s happening.


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