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Interdependence in Action: How to Change Agreements with Care

Article • 13 - 19 minutes • 1/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
13 - 19 minutes
1/2019

The awareness and practice of interdependence is integral to holding an NVC consciousness. Practicing interdependence also means bringing in a quality of care in the moments we want to change agreements with others. This article talks about where our various choices, in regards to changing agreements, fits into different levels of engaging our interdependence.


Expressing and Receiving “No” in NVC Consciousness

Audio • 1 hour, 21 minutes • 10/05/2009
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 21 minutes
10/05/2009

How we deal with “no” is a litmus test of our state of consciousness around power. Listen as John works with participants as they learn to give and receive a "no" from a consciousness of interpersonal connection.


Intention and Effect

Article • 12 - 18 minutes • 08/2013
Advanced Skill Level
Article
12 - 18 minutes
08/2013

When someone expresses upset about our actions, and we focus on our intention being seen and understood (e.g. "I didn’t mean to hurt you”) it doesn't support the speaker in being heard more deeply with care. Here we'll explore this dynamic in a way that supports more clarity and the possibility of greater personal liberation. Read on for more.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Meditation

Video • 8 minutes • 10/20/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
10/20/2022

Practice leads to change of consciousness! Enjoy an MBSR guided practice with Stephanie Bachmann Mattei: STOP = Stop, Take a few mindful breaths, Observe, and Proceed.


Making the Most of Meetings: Proven Steps to Boost Meeting Productivity and Enjoyment

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 01/2009
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
01/2009

Rachelle Lamb offers proven steps to substantially boost meeting productivity and efficiency, and make meetings more productive and enjoyable for everyone, when using NVC. Rachelle offers a series of quick tips including check-in,  take turns, pause, speak honestly, speak mindfully and more.


How to Respect Boundaries When Offering Empathy

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

Sometimes the empathy you offer may stimulate disconnect or a sense of boundary crossing for the other person. To identify what might have contributed to the disconnect you can look for the signs, the level of attunement and the context, and examine what's happening in you. Read on for more.


Grounded Responses for Challenging Comments

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 09/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
09/2019

When someone responds with painful sarcasm, criticism, or dismissal you can respond with empathy, or with clarity about your intention, need and request. If you're unable to do this, later you can privately write what they said, identify the feelings and needs of both of you, then write possible responses. This can help you remember to stay with your intention and what’s true for you without getting caught in defensiveness or reactivity.


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.


Workplace Series: When Purpose Trumps Connection

Audio • 6 minutes • 10/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 minutes
10/2008

In most business environments, purpose holds a higher priority than connection. Listen to Miki discuss the strategy of using minimum connection to remain true to the purpose at hand, and how the purpose of empathy may differ in the workplace.


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.


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