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The Power of Gratitude

Video • 13 minutes • 11/15/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Video
13 minutes
11/15/2013

Listen to Jim and Jori ask each other about the role of gratitude in their daily activities as they share how gratitude can be a primary tool to help us stay present and at peace.


Parenting Series: Listening for the Needs

Video • 15 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Video
15 minutes
2005

Using her own and participants' examples, Inbal illuminates parents on where they might be struggling with connecting to their children's needs, especially in situations where the children are responding to the parent's request.


Connecting with Spiritual Clarity

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Article • 2 - 3 minutes • 11/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes
11/2019

We can cultivate spiritual clarity through bringing attention to our intentions, mourning, gratitude, and the dynamic flow of feelings and needs. This can bring more autonomy, choice and liberate the energy of connection and contribution. We can also awaken our hearts to see the reality that our well-being is mutually interdependent. Read on for more.


Creating an Internal Secure Base

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 9/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
9/2018

We each hold an internal model or set of expectations about how caring and comfort could be accessed in relationship. The ability to reflect upon and challenge our own dominant model of perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors --and to experience discomfort and vulnerability-- is a key feature of "security". If not, an "attachment reactivity" arises -- where sense of insecurity, separateness, and belief that love, and acceptance can't be trusted nor accessed reliably. Thus change would require intensive support. Here's a guide to help you reflect and access change.


Different Types of Requests

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
2008

Ask the Trainer: "Could you share a list of types of requests, with examples of each and a possible strategy for formulating requests in conversation?"


Finding Reasons to Celebrate

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

Trainer Tip: Find ways to celebrate each day and enrich your life.


How to Invite Shared Vulnerability

Article • 3-4 minutes • 8/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3-4 minutes
8/2019

Shared vulnerability can build more intimacy, mutuality, being seen and heard, empathy, or community. Inviting shared vulnerability means earning another’s trust that you can consistently offer attentive, curious, and compassionate listening. Here are four strategies to invite shared vulnerability.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 23. Resources for Building Successful Relationships

Trainer Tip • 5 - 8 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
5 - 8 minutes
01/2016

Eric offers us a list of some of his favorite books, articles, and videos related to building successful relationships.


Transforming Complaint

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 08/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
08/2020

Trainer Tip: NVC-based social change naturally emerges from “a certain kind of spirituality”, a quality of spiritual clarity. Intuitions and impulses arising from spiritual clarity are more likely to support sustainable systems. Read on for how to bring more of this in, and ways to transform your complaint into commitment.


Staying Self-Connected in a Challenging Dialogue

Article • 6-9 minutes • 07/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6-9 minutes
07/2020

When we're judging we're less able to access both what we care about and constructive next actions. Instead, create more internal space and agency starting with connecting to your feelings and needs; then feel your grief or disappointment; followed by getting curious about the other party's needs and context -- and then based on collective needs and the long term effects make requests or take aligned action that works for all.


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