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Confronting with Care: An Approach that Builds Trust

Article • 7 - 10 minutes • 11/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Article
7 - 10 minutes
11/2010

People find confrontation inspirational when done with full compassion and intention to support. To do this, transform your own judgments or distress, come with useful content plus spot-on timing, and the best interests of the receiver in mind. Read on for questions you can ask yourself in preparation for this, and more.


The Value of Taking a Step Back

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 2002
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
2002

Have you ever gotten a fishing line all tangled up? You got so frustrated you just started yanking on the different loops of line, which of course made the knots and tangles even tighter and more difficult to untangle. Wouldn’t it be great if you could notice the minute you were starting to tangle things up in a discussion with your loved one?


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.


Flow, Decision-Making, And Conflict

Article • 22 - 33 minutes • 9/24/2021
Advanced Skill Level
Article
22 - 33 minutes
9/24/2021

Trust, flow, information sharing, and learning is reduced in conflict. Conflict can indicate incapacity in at least one of five systems that every group, community, or organization needs to function. Attending to conflict at systems-level helps reduce over relying on momentary connection that isn’t anchored in decisions about what comes next. When there's enough agreed upon systems within capacity, that attend to enough kinds of situations, we're likely to have little conflict.


Workplace Series: Two Strategies for Adapting NVC into the Workplace

Audio • 6 minutes • 10/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 minutes
10/2008

Listen to Miki discuss two strategies for bringing NVC into the workplace in ways most likely to be well received. First Miki explains why it's best to focus more on needs than feelings in business environments. Second, she talks about unpacking needs into phrases as a way of enhancing workplace connection.


Embracing Leadership within Yourself (4 Session Course)

Audio • 4 - 6 hours • 02/13/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
4 - 6 hours
02/13/2015

Join Miki as she covers a lot of territory, defining leadership, helping us lead when we're not in the leadership chair, showing us how to have power in every moment and engage our fear instead of let it run us. Get some powerful leadership tools you can put to use today.


Connecting With Your Husband

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

Ask the Trainer: My question is about wanting to empathize more with my husband. Sometimes we connect very deeply, other times he slips back into "jackal talk..."


Vulnerability as a Spiritual Path

Article • 3 pages • Circa 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 pages
Circa 2005

What is a good baby? If you have been raised in a Western culture, chances are you know the answer right away (whether or not you agree with it). A good baby is one that doesn't cry! The training against vulnerability starts very early in life.


Using Role Plays for Sharing NVC (3 Session Course)

Audio • 3 - 4 hours • 12/16/2016
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
3 - 4 hours
12/16/2016

You've probably witnessed and participated in role plays that were powerful tools for inspiration, integration, or healing. You've likely also been in contexts where role plays fell flat, leaving people frustrated, confused, or disengaged. If you're sharing NVC with others – or are envisioning yourself going there in the future – you'll want to take this class, where the focus is on how to increase the chances of having role plays that serve a clear purpose, engage an entire group, and support the deepest learning possible for all.


Love as a Need

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • Circa 2007
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
Circa 2007

Trainer Tip: In NVC we consider love to be a need. We all need love, but the ways in which we express it can be very different.


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