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Why Can't People Just Live Peacefully With Each Other?

Article • 8 - 12 minutes • 4/2016
Intermediate Skill Levels
Article
8 - 12 minutes
4/2016

Perhaps human violence persists because we believe that violence is inevitable and there's nothing we can do about it -— even though there is notable evidence that this is likely not true. Read on for some research and theory on how cultures evolve to be collaborative or violent. Plus, learn benefits of collaboration and downsides to force, punishment, and control. These provide implications for how we might move towards a culture of more peace.


How Privilege / Lack of Privilege Affects Women, Fishbowl Discussion

Video • 1 hour, 22 minutes • 05/20/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 22 minutes
05/20/2017
Join Dian Killian and Mary Mackenzie for a provocative fishbowl discussion about how privilege and lack of privilege affect women.

Navigating Relationships Between Individuals and Political or Cultural Systems

Audio • 5 minutes • 6/24/2013
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 minutes
6/24/2013

Listen as Liv shares her experience of mediating conflict between two groups: using NVC to ascertain the needs of both sides, raise awareness, and diminish polarization.


Acknowledging Our Inner Critic

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

Trainer Tip: Our inner critic judges ourselves and other people; and it is the most likely to get scared when we begin to make a change. It holds wisdom for us if we are willing to listen. When we acknowledge our inner critic and empathize with its need, we gain insights into ourselves and we clear the way for resolution.


Taking a Leap

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

Trainer Tip: "Sometimes we are dissatisfied in our primary relationship, yet the thought of making a change is scary, so we stay in it. Sometimes we think we're afraid to learn the truth, so we don't ask direct questions."


Getting Conversations Back on Track

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
03/2020

What can you do to move towards connection when you you sense reactivity, defense, withdrawal or conflict arising? You can make a connection request, check the congruence between your body language and your words, and get curious about the impact of your actions. When you've tried everything you could also acknowledge that something is off, and choose to come back together when both parties have had time to reflect. Read on for more.


Intimacy With Fear

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 05/2014
All Skill Levels
Article
3 - 5 minutes
05/2014

If we befriend our fear we cannot be paralyzed by it. Every fear that arises is a moment to increase our capacity. Fear is connected to something that is precious to us. We also can see what we do to numb our pain and how we try to avoid it. This knowledge can help us to choose healthier strategies to deal with our fears.


Acting in Accordance With Our Values

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/28//2005
Beginner Skill level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/28//2005

Trainer Tip: Your every action has an effect on other people’s lives. The nature of the impact may not be obvious to us, but that doesn’t diminish its presence. The next time you are tempted to snap at someone or cut in front of another driver, consider whether you’d like to be their story that evening. Consider whether this is the kind of contribution you’d like to make to their life.


Focusing on Where We Are the Same

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/29/2021
Beginner Skill level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/29/2021

Trainer Tip: Our differences are not in our needs, but in how we attempt to meet them. This simple truth can help you lessen the conflicts in your life and your judgments of other people. Rather than focus on where you disagree, focus on where you are the same. This shift can make a profound difference in your ability to understand yourself and other people, and to bring unity to your life.


The Transforming Power of Authenticity

Audio • 59 minutes • 06/25/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
59 minutes
06/25/2016

Jori and Jim Manske offer writing practices to help us become more firmly grounded in the authorship of our lives. That grounding helps us share ourselves with others more authentically.


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