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Groups Tip Series: How Can I Support More Collaboration?

Trainer Tip • 4 minutes • 07/07/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
4 minutes
07/07/2014

It seems to me that people see ideas which are different from theirs as threatening. Instead of listening, the group polarizes around the different ideas and a lot of judgments develop, conflicts develop and people feel hurt. Forward progress becomes a battle ground. How can I support more collaboration?


Unconditional Self-Acceptance: A Simple Daily Practice

Practice Exercise • 3 minutes • 4/1/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 minutes
4/1/2022

Here's a daily self-acceptance practice you can bring into your life whenever you are experiencing pain, tension, contraction, lack of fulfillment, or unmet needs or values. Giving your often undesired experiences space can be a path to greater inner connection and peace.


Supporting Our Loved Ones In Living Authentically

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 12/22/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
12/22/2021

Trainer Tip: Sometimes the people in our lives don’t yet have the skills to speak directly about what they want. When this happens we can make guesses about how they feel and what they want. This can lead to greater connection and chances we all can be more satisfied with our interactions.


Demands vs Requests

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
10/2005

Trainer tip: Demands are more likely to limit the possibilities and create distance between people. The trick to asking something as a request is valuing everyone’s needs equally. When you value everyone’s needs equally, then you are more willing to come to solutions that satisfy everyone. It thus opens possibilities and helps build connection.


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.


Connection Time

Audio • 22 minutes • 04/23/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
22 minutes
04/23/2016

Rodger Sorrow introduces us to "Connection Time," a practice for you and a significant other to deepen, broaden and mend your relationship with each other.


Needs-Based Negotiation

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

Trainer Tip: When we create situations that value one person’s needs at the expense of another, we open the door for someone to lose. Instead, look to see if you can speak openly and honestly, value the other person’s needs, and create solutions that value all stakeholder needs.


Courageous Living Towards the World We Want

Audio • 32 minutes • 12/2009
Advanced Skill Level
Audio
32 minutes
12/2009

Miki speaks to peace activists about connecting with the life vision in those who stimulate pain in them.


The Shadow Side of Autonomy

Article • 8 - 12 minutes • 01/2018
All Skill Levels
Article
8 - 12 minutes
01/2018

Could our "need for autonomy" be getting in the way of "partnership consciousness" (as NVC is sometimes called). Could "autonomy" also block healthy relationships with not only ourselves and with others, but also with the planet? This article invites us to consider how "autonomy" may colour our NVC practice at the peril of our critical values. Values such as our care for impact, shared responsibility, interdependence, compassion, consideration, and more...


The Heart of the Matter: Connecting More Deeply to Your Feelings and Needs

Audio • 2 hours, 21 minutes • 06/24/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
2 hours, 21 minutes
06/24/2008

Do you want to increase your capacity to identify and connect with feelings and needs?  Would you like to enhance your ability to translate judgments? Join Miki for this deep dive into feelings and needs.


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