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Taking Responsibility for Meeting Our Needs

Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes • 01/2011
Beginner Skill Levels
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes
01/2011

This trainer tip suggests ways to transform blame in to personal power. He suggests having multiple sources of support and multiple pathways to achieving the outcome you want, to allow more room to hear a "no". Read on for more.


Empathy in the Face of Powerful Structures

Article • 12 - 18 minutes • 1/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
12 - 18 minutes
1/2018

Here's an inspiring story of one citizen (the author) who faced a police officer and judge in court to contest a transit ticket... and inspired structural changes in the way one aspect of New York City transit operates. She inspires change with her application of empathy for self and others, acknowledgement, connecting requests -- and an inspiring vision of understanding, shared reality and living in a city where people have some trust in one another's intentions.


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...


Basic Pitfalls of Using NVC

Article • 5 -8 minutes • 06/14/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 -8 minutes
06/14/2012

Miki explains the distinction between the language and the underlying consciousness of NVC, and the pitfalls of failing to do so.


Implicit Bias and Own Race Bias (ORB)

Video • 12 minutes • 6/9/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
12 minutes
6/9/2022

Sarah Peyton explains implicit bias and own race bias (ORB), predispositions that slant our perceptions of ourselves and others. There's hope, these implicit biases can be overcome!


How to Survive the Holidays: 6 Communication Tips

Article • 6 - 10 minutes • 12/18/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 10 minutes
12/18/2018

For many, spending time with relatives over the holidays may be challenging. In addition to the love and care we may feel, family gatherings can bring up old hurts or expose painful differences. How many family meals have been marred by tense silence or devolved into harsh argument?


Street NVC: "Street Ease" Empathy Exercise

Practice Exercise • 5 minutes • 2/26/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
5 minutes
2/26/2020

Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian guide and ease you into a more natural expression of empathy. This is a three person exercise. Listen in and then give it a try!


Your Resonant Self: Transforming the Critical Inner Voice (6 Session Course)

Audio • 8 - 11 hours • 10/11/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 - 11 hours
10/11/2017

Does your inner dialog sound supportive and encouraging - or more like you’re being yelled at by a critical task-master?  Gain an understanding of the neuroscience of the left and right hemispheres of the human brain and locate just where this savage inner voice is coming from and how to respond to it with empathy.

 


Starting the Future Today

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 12/2011
All Skill Levels
Article
6 - 9 minutes
12/2011

We can dream and wait for the day to do things differently, or we can continually take steps towards the future of our dreams as though it were here now. The future will not be significantly different from the present if we all act as if change is not possible or only possible after it's already happened. Instead, we can immediately consider everything we do as the possible seed of change beyond our wildest dreams and vision.


What Could I Say or Do When Someone Does Not Talk?

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 05/20/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
05/20/2005

Can you give me advice on what to do when people won't talk to me? I find it very difficult to discover what their needs are that aren't being met! Also, how can I be effective with people who don't actually want to think about why they're being the way they are?


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