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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.”

Recognize and Manage Reactivity About Your Cause

Practice Exercise • 3 - 5 minutes • 05/05/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 - 5 minutes
05/05/2022

When we care about our cause and want to mitigate disaster, we may become reactive. However, transformation comes through connection, rather than convincing, judging, criticising, controlling, and making demands of others. To inspire change, get curious about how they relate to the topic – and get support for yourself elsewhere to process grief, become more present and compassionate, speak self-responsibly, and make requests.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 1. Ask Before Offering Advice or Suggestions

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/2016

Do you ever think you have the perfect answer for someone who is struggling? Eric offers a tip on how to approach situations like this.


Nonviolent Communication Circle of Life

Learning Tool • N/A • 01/2010
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
01/2010

The NVC Circle of Life is a mandala illustrating the process and consciousness of Nonviolent Communication. Mandala literally means "sacred circle" and symbolizes wholeness, balance and harmony.


Key Facts About Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Article • 7 pages • 03/2009
Introductory Skill Level
Article
7 pages
03/2009

Learn how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can improve the quality of your personal and professional relationships, one interaction at a time.


The Ultimate Romance

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 01/2018
All Skill Levels
Article
6 - 9 minutes
01/2018

For the ultimate romance to unfold, as an expression of your care for how your words and actions affect others, prioritize digging into your inner work before addressing conflict with them.  This means doing the inner work necessary to get to the root of the issue, which can bring bigger shifts, more aliveness, love, creativity, inspiration and compassion.  This doesn't mean letting the other person get away with unhealthy behaviour.


Poetic License

Practice Exercise • N/A • 01/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
N/A
01/2010

Poetic License is a fun group exercise that's sure to incite laughter in your NVC group!


Restoring Dignity And Meaning To Work and Separating It From Sustainability

Article • 24 - 36 minutes • 07/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
24 - 36 minutes
07/2020

Even in the pandemic the line between what’s essential for people and what is “essential” for fueling the economy, often gets confused. Capitalist market economies actively undermine attending to needs for the many and for life as a whole. Economic recovery is a mirage leading to continued collective oppression. This article explores possible ways to bring us closer to attending to our actual needs — and caring for self, others and life.


3 Strategies for Working With Worry

Article • 4-6 minutes • 08/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4-6 minutes
08/2020

Follow worry to the underlying universal need and discern wise action. To get there, we can try out prayer, wishes, savoring the need, or compassionate witnessing. If you notice and name the aspects of worry continuously, the compassionate witnessing practice will interrupt the habitual spinning of worry-filled stories. There are at least six things you can witness with curiosity. Read on for more.


Things We Know and Forget

Learning Tool • 3 - 5 minutes • 7/5/2022
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
3 - 5 minutes
7/5/2022

Here's a list of 13 essential reminders to help you examine how you think, listen and communicate both internally with yourself and outwardly with others while also reminding you to hold within your awareness important basic truths about what it means to be human and to relate.


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