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Love in the Time of COVID-19

Article • 7 - 11 minutes • 11/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
7 - 11 minutes
11/2020

Love keeps the thread of connection intact in times when all around us we see the human fabric becoming threadbare. When we dig deep with love into guessing what others care about that had given rise to their actions, it changes us. It brings us closer to understanding the incomprehensible -- and closer to vision, imagination, humility, curiosity, commonality, and loving action. Read on for more on applying this to people we deem "conspiracy theorists", and those who are on the other end of the political divide.


NVC Life Hacks 10: Winter Blues

Video • 3 minutes • 12/21/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Video
3 minutes
12/21/2018

Quite a few of us find the darker winter months emotionally tricky. If you're one of those sorts of people, here are three NVC-oriented tips to help you through to spring!


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Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "At one point in my practice, it was brought to my attention that some people find the use of 'formal NVC' off-putting, or mechanical. Do you have any input or insight into this?"


Bringing a Dead Conversation Back to Life

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

Trainer Tip: Make a boring or "dead" conversation more interesting, meaningful and connecting. You can do this by connecting to the other person’s feelings, passions or desires. Read on for examples.


An Invitation to Resonance: The Practice of Nonviolent Communication

Article • 10 - 15 minutes • 11/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
10 - 15 minutes
11/2017

Sometimes there are moments when empathy has no effect at all on one another.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains might be less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our nervous system and relationship with others.


Directness

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/29/2021
Beginner Skill level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/29/2021

Trainer Tip: We may communicate indirectly when we worry about hurting someone’s feelings. Instead, commit to being direct with compassion, love, honesty, and respect to both yourself and others. They may not enjoy what you say, but at least they'll know where you're coming from. Being true to yourself, you can be true to your relationships. And it can build trust.


The Zero Step

Audio • 41 minutes • 01/28/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
41 minutes
01/28/2017

 

Jori and Jim Manske offer a process they call "The Zero Step," encompassing the characteristics of warmth toward self and other, care for the vitality of both yourself and other(s), wonder/interest, vulnerability and empathy, which leads directly to connection requests and an openness to outcome.


Defusing Anger

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/25/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/25/2005

Trainer Tip: Many of us are afraid of our anger because we haven’t learned how to express it in a way that brings relief or that helps us meet our needs in the situation. Consider a different approach to anger, one that helps you fully express your anger and is more likely to help you meet your needs for relief, to be heard, or to be understood.


Stopping: Practicing Awareness of Thinking

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

Here's a practice for cultivating more awareness of our thinking and choices, when our feelings and thoughts become stimulated.


Making Requests and Avoiding Demands

Practice Exercise • 5 - 10 minutes • 7/18/2021
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
5 - 10 minutes
7/18/2021

Sylvia Haskvitz offers a practical and effective approach to making requests. Learn the two questions that can clarify your motivation for making a request, three ways to discern a request from a demand, and five possible reasons for meeting requests.


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