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Comparing Ourselves to Others

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

Trainer tip: Comparisons are a form of judgment. The minute we compare ourselves to other people, we are setting ourselves up for pain and discouragement. We are setting them up too, and erecting a barrier between ourselves and them. Instead, notice how you feel about other people’s assets or foibles, and what needs come up for you. Read on for more.


Silent Empathy

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 11/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
11/16/2005

Trainer Tip: Silent empathy can be a powerful way of contributing to someone's life, giving them the gift of our presence.


Six Ways to Check If An Allied Intervention Is Welcome

Article • 2 - 3 minutes • 7/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes
7/2019

If we are in the dominant group, intervening to prevent violence or an "ouch" is a way to ally with marginalized folks. We can intervene to meet their needs, rather than our own. In other words, we can intervene without putting our experience at center stage. To that end, here are six ways to ask if an intervention is welcome.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 15. Keep Asking for Help

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/2016

Asking for help is difficult for many of us, but can yield rich rewards.


Overcoming Defensiveness

Article • 5 - 7 minutes • 05/2010
All Skill Levels
Article
5 - 7 minutes
05/2010

A big part of why receiving feedback is so challenging is because so few people around us know how to give feedback untainted with criticism, judgment, or our personal upset. But, if we wait for others to offer us usable, digestible, manageable feedback, we will not likely receive sufficient feedback for our growth and learning. Instead, we can grow in our capacity to fish the pearl that’s buried within. Here are three specific suggestions for how.


Staying Present in the Face of Conflict

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 09/13/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
09/13/2013

Jim and Jori offer a tip to stay present in the face of our reactivity to witnessed conflict.


Cradle of Compassion (Connecting with Request Energy)

Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes • 1/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes
1/2020

Here are two practices for connecting with "request energy". One of them helps us practice in the moment (7 steps). The other one helps us connect to ourselves (11 steps).


Supporting a Culture of Collaboration (4 Session Course)

Audio • 5 - 7 hours • 12/15/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 - 7 hours
12/15/2022

Transforming organizational culture requires attention and change at the systemic level. Learn which systems are crucial for any organization to establish and clarify whether that organization is collaborative or not, and then learn how to create and strengthen a collaborative organization.


Judging Feelings

Trainer Tip • 12 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
12 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: Is it a good idea to use NVC on persistent guilt, anger or depression without the aid of others?


NVC and Inner Relationship Focusing

Video • 2 hours, 48 minutes • 02/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
2 hours, 48 minutes
02/2011

In this inspiring video, Gina Cenciose, CNVC Certified Trainer and Inner Relationship Focusing Guide and Instructor, offers an in-depth view of the distinctions and similarities between NVC and Inner Relationship Focusing (also known as IRF and Focusing).


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