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Nonviolence in the Face of Hatred

Article • 14 - 21 minutes • 11/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
14 - 21 minutes
11/2017

When Anita's sister reveals that the Ku Klux Klan broke into her home and dragged her out into a field towards a burning cross, Anita's commitment to nonviolence is challenged. Here, Miki highlights practices and lessons from her story of inner struggle -- including an insight about how, even in extreme polarization, our freedom and healing is wrapped up in others' freedom and healing.


Create a Flourishing Life with Gratitude

Audio • 28 minutes • 10/2011
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
28 minutes
10/2011

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Jori Manske in an exploration of how gratitude can enable you to remain more present moment to moment, thus enabling you to flourish in your life!


Emotionally Exhausted? Try Empathy

Article • 2 - 4 minutes • 07/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 4 minutes
07/2012

Living in this ceaselessly demanding world, how do we recover from emotional exhaustion? The hopelessness of not being met in the world can leave us wrung out like an old mop. Our heart rate plummets, our blood pressure and respiration drop, and energy and information processing start slogging along. Instead, we can build the bridge of empathy for greater rejuvenation.


Mourning Our Losses

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/25/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/25/2005

Trainer Tip: Mourning enables us to heal the pain and gain clarity about how to meet our needs in the present moment.


Understanding and Healing from Bullying, Giving and Receiving

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 04/2013
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
04/2013

When bullying occurs, if we do our own healing, our brains can become more sharp and present and willing to take action to connect and to begin to shift and mitigate the harm that trauma does in our world. We can reduce trauma inflicted upon others when we recognize the patterns of abuse and bullying, hold zero tolerance for it, bring in support for both sides of the conflict, and take action to effect systemic change. Read on for more.


Practice Tracking Various Living States of Being

Practice Exercise • 3 - 5 minutes • 12/30/2021
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
3 - 5 minutes
12/30/2021

Use this exercise to identify what state you're in at any moment, and as an exercise to grow capacity for self-awareness and self-compassion. Identify what happened, thoughts, sensations, feelings, longings, etc. Includes a table that outlines three states of being: Protective/Defensive, Vulnerability, Essence.


Are You Living Your True Potential?

Article • 5-8 minutes • 01/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5-8 minutes
01/2010

How can we live up to our true potential, a life filled with relationships and experiences that truly meet our needs? In this article, Mary offers us a way to bring about inner transformation that can lead to seeing ourselves, others and life differently -- for greater agency, empowerment and choice.


How to Energize Compassion in Yourself and Family Members this Holiday Season

Audio • 46 minutes • 12/05/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
46 minutes
12/05/2012

This holiday, shift your focus from what disappoints you to the true whisperings of your heart. Compassion is an inside-outside process. In this telecourse recording, you will experience four simple tools for savoring your own precious needs, allowing you to experience greater compassion and harmony this holiday.


Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Don’t Use That Psych 101 with Me!

Audio • 5 minutes • 06/07/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 minutes
06/07/2011

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan helps a man whose ex-spouse reacted strongly to his attempt at empathizing with her. Miki shows us how it’s possible to hide behind our empathic expression, creating less rather than more connection. She suggests instead that we be vulnerably authentic.


The Living Energy of Needs

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Video • 32 minutes • 10/2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
32 minutes
10/2007

In this interactive video, Susan Skye helps you unlearn existing, negative associations with the term "needs" to instead build a new association grounded in your natural state of compassion.


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