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How To Deal With Ourselves When We Are Less Than Perfect

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 10/7/2021
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
10/7/2021

How we treat ourselves when we fall short of our own ideals, desires and hopes can profoundly affect the quality of our lives. Learn how to identify your triggers and reactions, to mourn falling short, and to practice self-connection and self-empathy. 


Empathy Buddy Guidelines

Article • 2 - 3 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes
1/2010

Here are some guidelines and agreements for creating empathy buddy sessions. Includes a list of blocks to empathy.


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.


Dealing with Loss: Engaging with Someone’s Grief for the World

Video • 1 hour, 46 minutes • 02/22/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 46 minutes
02/22/2018

When faced with someone’s grief for the world, how do you engage with them in a way that is informed? In this session, Kristin suggests exploring what they might be grieving… what they’re afraid of losing… and what it is that they love.


Living in Full Authenticity

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 7/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
7/2017

In life, relationships, and organizations, authenticity is the bedrock of effectiveness. It can give rise to effective dialogues, information flow, intimacy, accountability, decision making and follow through. NVC can give us more tools to live with rigor around our authenticity...


On Self-Empathy: An Exploration of Connecting to our Needs

Video • 8 minutes • 09/26/2016
Introductory Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
09/26/2016

What is self-empathy? Mary Mackenzie leads you on an exploration of self-empathy through an exercise that will show you how you can easily connect more deeply with your needs.


Healing a Repetitive Reactive Dynamic

Article • 3-5 minutes • 6/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3-5 minutes
6/2018

In healing reactivity try identifying your most common complaints, wishes, or requests. Or when you tend to defend, justify, get angry, or protect. Find the tender needs. You can recall when you experienced deep nourishment of that need. Several times a week nourish your tender needs. Be clear about the strategy to address needs by answering key questions. Read on for more.


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