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Inner Space And Compassion

Practice Exercise • 1- 2 minutes • 1/17/2022
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
1- 2 minutes
1/17/2022

Here's guidance on how to approach your inner experience when triggered or stuck in a distressing life experience. Self-Compassion in life can be experienced as: "There is room for life experience in me. There is an open space for ‘what is’ to be fully present in my inner experience". This exercise is more about tracing your felt experience than verbalizing it.


Clarifying Our Requests to Meet Our Needs

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 08/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
08/16/2005

Trainer Tip: Clarifying our requests can make the difference between frustration and satisfaction, Mary shows you how.


About Empathy

Video • 8 minutes • 04/2008
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
04/2008

Mary Mackenzie, renowned CNVC Certified Trainer, shares her understanding and experience of empathy.


Overcoming Insecurity in Friendships

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

Instead of wondering, invest time today to ask at least one friend your friendship enhances her life. Such clarification can deepen the connection.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 2. Cultivate Connection before Asking for Action

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

Learn when to use the two types of requests in the practice of Nonviolent Communication: Action Requests and Connection Requests. Both are important when working through conflict or difficult situations and for building connection.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 5. Separate Needs from Outcomes and Strategies

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

Eric Bowers explains how needs and strategies correlate to different brain hemispheres, and how relaxing into our needs opens us to greater possibilities.


A Focus on Needs

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

There are endless ways to meet our needs. Conflict occurs when we argue over strategies. When we actively value everyone’s needs, we foster openness and deeper connection in our relationships. Today look for opportunities to focus on needs in order to resolve an issue with at least one person.


Four Types of Feedback

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
Circa 2007

An exploration of four types of feedback: destructive criticism, constructive criticism, feedback by demonstration and dialogue.


Finding Your Way Through Hard Times

Article • 2 - 3 minutes • 09/2020
Introductory Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes
09/2020

What have you lost this year during this COVID-19 pandemic? Are you grieving too? Recognition of loss can helped contextualize our emotions. When we can meet grief with understanding, patience and tenderness, when we create space to mourn our losses -- and to begin to process, heal and metabolize loss. This can helps us make sense of change and orient to a new reality. Grief is a longing for what we love.


Intimacy With Fear

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 05/2014
All Skill Levels
Article
3 - 5 minutes
05/2014

If we befriend our fear we cannot be paralyzed by it. Every fear that arises is a moment to increase our capacity. Fear is connected to something that is precious to us. We also can see what we do to numb our pain and how we try to avoid it. This knowledge can help us to choose healthier strategies to deal with our fears.


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