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The Power of Gratitude

Video • 13 minutes • 11/15/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Video
13 minutes
11/15/2013

Listen to Jim and Jori ask each other about the role of gratitude in their daily activities as they share how gratitude can be a primary tool to help us stay present and at peace.


Life Force and the Spirituality of Human Needs (6 Session Course)

Audio • 6 - 9 hours • 10/9/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 - 9 hours
10/9/2013

Your needs and your values are your Life Force: the river that flows through your spirit and your life, giving life and light to your being. Explore this river with Robert, and map out routes that support your growth. Gain a deeper understadning and acceptance of the spirituality and beauty of needs and values.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


Silent Empathy

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 11/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
11/16/2005

Trainer Tip: Silent empathy can be a powerful way of contributing to someone's life, giving them the gift of our presence.


Self-Connection Exercise: Awareness

Audio • 9 minutes • 09/17/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
9 minutes
09/17/2013

Join Jim Manske as he leads you through a self-connection exercise to guide you toward welcoming whatever enters into your awareness.


Meeting Our Need for Sexual Expression

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

Trainer Tip: To reduce defensiveness and hurt feelings when talking to your partner about your sexual needs that haven't been met, keep the conversation focused on your needs, not her lack of skill, and make a very specific request. From there, you can both explore any shared needs, blocks, or support needed to bring you both closer to your needs.


Taking on the World: How to Become a Change Agent (12 Session Course)

Audio • 14 - 18 hours • 01/16/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
14 - 18 hours
01/16/2011

Are you eager to translate your vision of a world where everyone’s needs matter into a tangible reality? Do you long to discover your unique role in responding to the challenges of our times? If, so join Miki for 12 sessions that will propel you on your way!

The first session of this course is free for all to enjoy.


Workplace Series: Turning a Mandatory Meeting Into a Collaboration

Audio • 8 minutes • 10/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes
10/2008

Miki works with a course participant to transform begrudging attendance at a mandatory meeting into the possibility for collaboration, more connection where little is expected and focus on clarity of purpose for meeting in the first place.


Five Core Practices For Meaningful Conversation

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 01/2020
Applied NVC
Article
4 - 6 minutes
01/2020

If you’re interested in improving your relationships, advancing in your career, or enhancing your capacity for change in life in general, communication is a powerful lever. Presence, listening, bringing curiosity and care, focusing on what matters, and pausing with silence, are all key. Read on for five foundational and advanced core practices you can start using today to improve your communication.


Tips on Making a Request

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 07/05/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
07/05/2005

Trainer Tip: Mary offers 3 foundational tips for making requests: positivity, specificity and doability.


Does Anyone Deserve Anything?

Article • 13 - 20 minutes • 05/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Article
13 - 20 minutes
05/2013

Our world trains us to think in terms of providing for everyone’s needs because they deserve it, earned it, or they possess the resources -- it's fair, socially just, supports equality or because people have rights. Instead, can we step outside this worldview to look at providing for everyone’s needs because those needs exist -- can we hold this basic reverence for life? Are we able to have a needs-based dialogue when such a reframe could alienate those who live in the worldview of earn/deserve?