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The Power of Gratitude

Audio • 33 minutes • 8/16/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
33 minutes
8/16/2014

Hema Pokharna shows how using the breath and introspective practice can re-charge our lives.


Making Requests for Respect

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 07/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
07/2019

When asking for respect it helps to first get clear about your interpretations of other's behavior. You can do this by asking about the other's intentions before believing your thoughts. You can also make a clear request for what specifically you want to see happen instead. Read on for more.


Transforming Power Relations: The Invisible Revolution

Article • 9 pages • 04/21/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
9 pages
04/21/2008

Miki explains how teachers and administrators can become more effective in relating to themselves, other faculty and staff, and they can contribute more to students' ability to feel connected and energized. Nonviolent Communication provides specific tools to empower ourselves and others to live more in line with our values and deeper needs.


Applying NVC to Social Change Movements

Audio • 50 minutes • 03/06/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
50 minutes
03/06/2014

Want things to change in your community, but feel frustrated or don’t know what to do? Miki’s intriguing overview of how to apply the principles of NVC to social change movements may have the exact blend of inspiration and ideas you’re seeking!


Crafting Connection Requests

Practice Exercise • 2 - 3 minutes • 10/03/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 - 3 minutes
10/03/2021

Try this four step exercise for making connection requests to support understanding, and to learn what effect your words had on the listener. In this exercise you'll choose a situation where you have clarity about what outcome will really work for you (your solution request), but where you imagine your desired outcome may not work for the other person, and/or are not sure there is sufficient connection for mutual trust.


Integrity

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/03/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/03/2005

Trainer Tip: What does integrity mean to you? Each person has a different definition. For me, integrity means that I live in harmony with my values.


Meeting Our Needs

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

Trainer Tip: Discovering the unmet needs is only a starting point. The other part is to understand what it will take to meet that need, and make a request that will accomplish this. This way, we can resolve situations before they escalate. Everyone benefits when we are clear about what we would like.


When You Are Being "Talked At"

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 4/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
4/2019

Has someone ever talked to you to the extent that you're no longer enjoying it, and you now wonder if they even know you're there? Learn ways to bring in emotional understanding, engage more honestly and open-heartedly, and bridge next steps to the type of conversation that engages everyone's needs.


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?


Don't Call Me White!

Article • 12-18 minutes • 3/2021
Advanced Skill Level
Article
12-18 minutes
3/2021

The notion of "micro-aggressions" may be levied by those in the dominant class - for example white folks may talk about receiving micro-aggressions when a (legitimately) angry BIPOC references them as "white". This shuts down the conversation and feeds a myth that everyone's pain about race is equal. It doesn't foster dialogue that moves us towards a more equitable, compassionate world. Read on for more about the complexity.