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How Do I Love Those Who Hate Me?

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 01/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
01/2018

There are times when someone judges us, or meets us with prejudice, and its easier for us to respond by hating them, or judging ourselves as not good enough. How can we love another person instead without excusing their actions? Roxy tells us her story with wonderment, grief and mourning.


Understanding Selfishness, Self-Responsibility, and Self-Care

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 11/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
6 - 9 minutes
11/2020

What we refer to as "selfishness" is action taken without concern for the impact or cost of that action. Self-responsibility, on the other hand, includes actively living from the truth of interdependence, care for your and others needs, thriving of all, and more. We can access clarity of self care when we have open flexibility, curiosity, and responsiveness. Read on for more on the indicators and attributes of each of these distinctions.


Embracing Your Wounded Child

Video • 45 minutes • 11/17/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
45 minutes
11/17/2018

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. In this class, Martha will share the process for witnessing a wounded child. She will work with a volunteer to demonstrate the power of creating safety, listening empathically, and honoring the child's deepest needs.


Seven Easy Steps for Keeping Group Energy High

Video • 5 minutes • 09/03/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
5 minutes
09/03/2015

NVC groups can sometimes get caught in a rut and lose energy and momentum. Mary shares her extensive experience with seven steps for keeping your group engaged and energized.


How To Stay Grounded In A Reactive Moment: Observing, Anchoring And Reflecting

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 9/29//2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
9/29//2021

To shift reactivity by moving yourself from the position of experiencer to observer, name what’s happening. This can help you access other skills for managing reactivity. Also, create a strong emotional anchor.


Free Your Heart From the "Difficult" Person

Article • 6-9 minutes • 02/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6-9 minutes
02/2020

Reacting is deciding what to do based on what someone else does. Responding is deciding what to do based on your own needs and values. When someone isn't responding the way you want, and you want to respond in a way that embodies your values, with warmth and patience, examine your reactions. Ask yourself how you can access compassion and action that contributes to the well-being of all.


Oh No, Not Again!

Video • 1 hour, 21 minutes • 5/27/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 21 minutes
5/27/2022

How many times do we fall into the same hole, hit the same wall, get entangled into the same patterns? There seem to be hidden forces within us that keep unconsciously leading us, again and again, into the same melody of our lives. In this session, we will try to see our life-journey as a whole and rehabilitate our capacity to be in this existence of ours more directly and fully.


Can I?

Article • 8 - 12 minutes • 9/28/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
8 - 12 minutes
9/28/2021

Children often ask adults “Can I…?” This question is so common that we carry it with us into adulthood, often addressing each other in the same way -- and more so with those we see as authority figures. However, let's unpack how this phrasing can reaffirm power differences. And see how, instead, we can transform paradigms of power in a way that invites dialogue, and co-creates an outcome that we can mutually benefit from.


Five Tips For Reading The News Without Losing It

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 09/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
09/2019

Is it dangerous for large numbers of people to be absorbing disturbing news alone? Given the intensity of our times, making choices based on conscious awareness and discernment in relation to current events is essential for our ability to stay engaged, and to also wisely meet our collective challenges with agency and power. Here are five tips for how to help stay sane in relation to the news cycle.


Compassionate Mediation: How NVC Can Bring People Together Across Differences

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Audio • 36 minutes • 08/16/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
36 minutes
08/16/2014

Jeff shows us how to emply NVC to supercharge the possibility of transformation between two people in a mediation process.


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