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Acknowledging Our Inner Critic

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

Trainer Tip: Our inner critic judges ourselves and other people; and it is the most likely to get scared when we begin to make a change. It holds wisdom for us if we are willing to listen. When we acknowledge our inner critic and empathize with its need, we gain insights into ourselves and we clear the way for resolution.


Integrating Inner And Outer

Practice Exercise • 1-2 minutes • 1/17/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1-2 minutes
1/17/2022

This exercise brings forth presence, awareness, and witnessing regarding what you observe. And also the inner form of experiencing: thinking, feeling, sensing, longing, and noticing any inner resistance. This exercise is designed to allow self-compassion to clear the inner space, and to help you feel it as a flow of energy, presence to the other, and bring in a more relaxed experience and more availability to vulnerability.


Increasing diversity in NVC circles

Article • 9 - 13 minutes • 06/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
9 - 13 minutes
06/2019

Want to increase diversity, plus improve group dynamics and group functioning? There are things you can do to make NVC settings more welcoming to people of color. Learn more about how to use NVC; attend to impact; help the community understand and demonstrate more awareness; factor in historical context; engage; create a more inclusive climate; and more!


How to Survive the Holidays: 6 Communication Tips

Article • 6 - 10 minutes • 12/18/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 10 minutes
12/18/2018

For many, spending time with relatives over the holidays may be challenging. In addition to the love and care we may feel, family gatherings can bring up old hurts or expose painful differences. How many family meals have been marred by tense silence or devolved into harsh argument?


Extreme Gratitude

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • Circa 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
Circa 2005

Trainer Tip: When I am in resistance to what is happening in my life, when I'm having a very difficult time enjoying or just being with what is occurring, I like to offer up my gratitude.


Forgiving Ourselves

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/02/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/02/2005

Trainer Tip: Every single time you say or do something, even when you experience pain or regret, you are trying to meet a need. Forgiveness begins when we acknowledge the needs we were trying to meet in the situation.


A List of Needs We All Have

Learning Tool • N/A • 2005
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
2005

In a Nonviolent Communication model, we believe that everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need. That means that all actions or words are in service to a deep internal need. The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 4. Invite People to Say No

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

When asking for support from another, you are most likely to enjoy receiving that support when the person giving support is giving from the heart—from a place of joy or delight. Inviting them to say "no" is a way of encouraging an authentic response, a response you can trust more fully.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 10. Take It to the Trees

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

One of the most important things you can do to live a meaningful and rewarding life filled with vitality is reclaim your emotions. Eric offers a tip to reclaim your emotions, rescuing you from the numb and deadening state of “fine."


Understanding I’m Not Responsible for Another's Feelings

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Trainer Tip • 2-3 minutes • Circa 2007
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2-3 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "I understand that I'm not responsible for someone else's feelings, but my girlfriend doesn't. Do you have ideas for how I could get her to understand this concept?"


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