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The Living Energy of Needs

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Video • 32 minutes • 10/2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
32 minutes
10/2007

In this interactive video, Susan Skye helps you unlearn existing, negative associations with the term "needs" to instead build a new association grounded in your natural state of compassion.


Emotionally Exhausted? Try Empathy

Article • 2 - 4 minutes • 07/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 4 minutes
07/2012

Living in this ceaselessly demanding world, how do we recover from emotional exhaustion? The hopelessness of not being met in the world can leave us wrung out like an old mop. Our heart rate plummets, our blood pressure and respiration drop, and energy and information processing start slogging along. Instead, we can build the bridge of empathy for greater rejuvenation.


Empathy, a Potent Healer

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

Trainer tip: Empathy, hearing feelings and needs behind someone’s words, can be incredibly healing -- and it can help us come to better understanding and resolution. Empathize with at least on person today. Read on for an example of applied empathy.


Parenting Series: Compliance and the “Yes” Inside the “No”

Video • 11 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes
2005

Inbal responds to the question "Is bribery an acceptable tool for compliance?' and helps us understand the five habitual reasons we do things.


Developing Presence

Audio • 29 minutes • 07/2011
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
29 minutes
07/2011

In this learning module, Jim and Jori Manske will lead you through a presence exercise, provide an overview of presence and give you daily exercises you can use to develop your “presence muscle.”


Tips on Making a Request

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 07/05/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
07/05/2005

Trainer Tip: Mary offers 3 foundational tips for making requests: positivity, specificity and doability.


Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Accepting What Is

Video • 6 minutes • 06/07/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
6 minutes
06/07/2011

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan explains how naturalizing NVC language involves self care and begins with accepting what is true in the moment.


Acknowledging Other People’s Reality

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

Trainer Tip: Even if we don't agree, acknowledging others' realities can help demonstrate that we're including their feelings and needs in the conversation. Creating space for your reality and theirs can also bring a sense of connection, understanding, inclusion, abundance and fullness in life. Try it today. Read on for an example.


Core Beliefs and Gratitude Exercise

Practice Exercise • 2 pages • 11/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 pages
11/2011

Some of my core beliefs make experiencing gratitude difficult . For example, it’s difficult to celebrate others or myself when I think I have to prove my worth in order to be accepted. So much energy goes into proving myself, there’s little left for celebration.


Taking the First Step

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

Trainer Tip: If you're doing personal growth work, and changing your behaviors, you may find yourself wanting others to join your efforts with similar levels of enthusiasm. When they don't do so, you may feel frustrated and place judgments on them, thinking they aren't as caring. You'll be less likely to feel disappointed in people if you remind yourself that when you do personal growth work, what needs you are meeting for yourself.