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What Are Enemy Images?

Audio • 5 minutes • 11/2006
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
5 minutes
11/2006

In this compelling interview with Liv Larsson, CNVC Certified Trainer from Sweden, the NVC concept of enemy images — how they develop, what they represent and how they affect our relationships with others and self — is explored.


Interventions For Anger

Practice Exercise • 3-5 minutes • 1/17/2023
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3-5 minutes
1/17/2023

Anger is a sign that you're resisting what's happening because you perceive an overwhelming threat, not trusting yourself to handle what's happening directly. Vulnerable feelings under anger are usually fear, hurt, or grief. Experiencing and expressing these feelings and connecting them to your needs, gives you access to more skill, insight, compassion, and wisdom. Read on for 3 questions to ask yourself when angry.


How To Distinguish True Caring From Being Charmed

Article • 4-6 minutes • 9/2/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4-6 minutes
9/2/2021

The attention you enjoy may not be motivated by true caring for you. There are three key questions that can help you discern whether you are receiving care or charm: How does caring show up under duress? How are differences treated? How consistent is the ability to consider the impact of their behavior on others? Be mindful of your judgments and notice any patterns.


Feelings vs Interpretations

Article • 1-2 minutes • 04/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
1-2 minutes
04/2020

Here's a list of words that pose as feelings, but are actually interpretations of what you think someone is doing to you. They trigger defensiveness in another thereby preventing a connected dialogue. Behind each of these words are precious feelings and needs. This sheet includes ways to distinguish feelings from interpretations.


Dharma not Drama: Meditations for the Holidays: Presence

Audio • 22 minutes • 11/19/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
22 minutes
11/19/2022

Listen to this 20-minute meditation on presence to help you decrease stress and create authentic connection and peace during the holiday season.


Dealing with Loss: Coming Back to Life (3 Session Course)

Audio • 2 hours, 55 minutes • 11/06/2013
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
2 hours, 55 minutes
11/06/2013

This gentle, healing telecourse recording will assist you in unearthing feelings and issues that have become tangled up with loss, enabling you to face whatever is blocking your grief.


How to Interact with an Angry Practice Group Member

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
2007
  • Ask the Trainer: “I would like some suggestions on how to interact with a member of the practice group I started. This individual speaks and acts in a manner I interpret as angry and controlling.”

Empathy vs. Sympathy

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

Trainer Tip: When we sympathize, we relate an aspect of someone’s story to ourselves. When we empathize, we reflect the feelings and needs of the other. Empathy helps people connect more deeply to their own and another’s pain, and helps resolve issues with clarity and ease. Notice when you're giving someone sympathy rather than empathy.


Loving Our Role as Parent

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

Trainer Tip: When we love a child there's a contribution we can provide in helping them go their own way successfully, in big ways and small.


Strengthening Your Empathy Muscle

Video • 1 hour, 7 minutes • 3/7/2022
All Skill Levels
Video
1 hour, 7 minutes
3/7/2022

Jori and Jim Manske explore strengthening your empathy "muscle" for your own well being. Empathy can be a means to strengthen your own resilience, as well as being present for another person.


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