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What Do You Deserve? And Do You Really Want to Deserve Anything?

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 8/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
8/2017

We can trick ourselves into keeping the status quo, feeling unworthy, and blocking access to critical awareness necessary that allows for new creative solutions to emerge -- when we think in terms of who has "earned" or “deserved” what.


Enjoyment Redefined

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 09/23/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
09/23/2005

Trainer Tip: Mary reflects on the nature of happiness and its relationship to presence.


Somatic Practices for Embodying NVC

Video • 9 minutes • 8/3/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes
8/3/2020

How do you build new learning paths and change old practices? Listen as David presents the elements of somatic practice — including those that build new learning paths — and discover where that learning “sweet spot” is!


Use of Consequences to Change Behavior

Trainer Tip • 7 minutes • Circa 2007
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
7 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: How do I respond to people who believe that consequences are necessary to change behavior?


NVC Life Hacks 24: Bridge & Self Expression

Video • 7 minutes • 03/25/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes
03/25/2020

Welcome to the final video in our 3 part Embodied NVC Life Hack series. So far we've learnt about rewiring our brain from a flight, fright or freeze reaction to the choice of self-empathy, allowing us to centre and check-in with ourselves. In part two, Empathy Skills, we went beyond self-empathy to look at ways we can empathise with the other person. In this final instalment, we create a bridge from empathising to expressing.


Maximizing Success With Your Sustainability Plan

Practice Exercise • 1- 2 minutes • 02/26/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1- 2 minutes
02/26/2022

Use this exercise to increase your likelihood of successful follow-through with your sustainability plan, by releasing fear energy and developing support structures that help you carry out your plan. Here you'll engage the goals that pertain to money, meaning and self care.


Moving from Fault to Cause: Looking for Systemic Solutions to White Supremacy

Article • 13 - 19 minutes • 09/2017
All Skill Levels
Article
13 - 19 minutes
09/2017

We can see throughout many examples in history that when we look for "who" is at fault, and thereby seek social change through shaming that person (or that group), it tends to lead to disastrous long term consequences. Even if it works in the short term. Instead, if we want to end cycles of violence we can seek to understand systemic causes and context of individuals' behaviour. And from there, look for solutions that stem from this understanding.


How to Survive the Holidays: 6 Communication Tips

Article • 6 - 10 minutes • 12/18/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 10 minutes
12/18/2018

For many, spending time with relatives over the holidays may be challenging. In addition to the love and care we may feel, family gatherings can bring up old hurts or expose painful differences. How many family meals have been marred by tense silence or devolved into harsh argument?


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.


Making Demands

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

When we ask something of a person and threaten negative repercussions if she doesn’t comply, we're making a demand. Demands limit the possible responses and reduce joyful participation. Instead, look to find mutually satisfying resolutions. And look for ways to change your demand into a request. Read on for more.


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