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Experiencing Gratitude

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 04/15/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
04/15/2005

Trainer Tip: Do you ever think you’re taking life just a little too seriously? Many of us work hard trying to improve our outlook, our ability to communicate, and our lives. Sometimes we work so hard, we forget to enjoy life. So let’s make a pact to enjoy our day.


Self-Empathy Basics

Video • 29 minutes • Circa 2007
Beginner Skill Level
Video
29 minutes
Circa 2007

Mary Mackenzie, an internationally renowned CNVC Certified Trainer, demonstrates two exercises that will help you learn fast “on the run” self-empathy techniques. The video includes practical techniques to guide you toward noticing your physical sensations, feelings and needs.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 6. Ask to Understand

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

Who does not want to be understood? In Tip #6, Eric shows you how to deepen connection and trust by checking your understanding with the person you are conversing with.


Don't Just Feel Your Emotions

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 04/2019
Beginner
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
04/2019

To keep our life energy moving and growing we can find the resources to welcome and accompany various parts of ourselves with compassion and love -- as though these parts are very young children.  And even if these parts contain difficult emotions...


Connection, Connection, Connection

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

Trainer tip: Do you get into “right fights”? You know you’re in one when you’re arguing with somebody in order to be right or because you want to win. What needs do I hope to meet from winning or being right? Notice if you enter into a right fight today and shift your focus to your needs and connecting with the other person's needs.


Don’t Make Assumptions!

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 04/29/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
04/29/2005

Trainer Tip: Do you ever feel certain that other people see things the way you do, only to find out they don’t? Read on.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 23. Resources for Building Successful Relationships

Trainer Tip • 5 - 8 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
5 - 8 minutes
01/2016

Eric offers us a list of some of his favorite books, articles, and videos related to building successful relationships.


Understanding How Shame Hinders Clear Requests

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 9/24/2021
Advanced Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
9/24/2021

It may be challenging to hear or make requests when you feel shame regarding anyone's feelings and needs. Without support, shame could be debilitating, so you may feel resistant and become defensive, hear threat, or criticize others. Instead, be with people who allow space for vulnerability. Find ways to celebrate, negotiate, be mindful, accepting, and creative.


How To Resource In The Expansive Perspective

Article • 2-3 minutes • 04/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
2-3 minutes
04/2020

In the face of stress you can find ways to be present for what’s happening, rather than being pulled or pushed around by anxious thoughts or fearful feelings. Here are some strategies to return to and maintain expanded awareness.


Empathy vs. Investigation

Article • 4-6 minutes • 12/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4-6 minutes
12/2018

To tell the difference between empathy and investigation, watch for distinctions along four different dimensions: energy, subject, intention and trust. These distinctions can help us engage awareness and skill to meet your needs and respond to others’ needs in more direct ways. The more you meet your needs in conscious and direct ways, the more present you can be for others. Read on for more about how to do this.


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