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The Tao of Empathy

Beginner Skill Level • Video (Public) • 00:09 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video (Public)
00:09 hours:minutes
John introduces his Self-Connection Exercise as a mindful way of coming to awareness via OFNR. Breath: immediately observable, a reminder to observe. Body: feeling the body, awareness of sensations. Needs: an experience of wholeness that expands awareness of the totality of experience. Listen.

The Four Responses Exercise

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tools (Public) • 2 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tools (Public)
2 - 3 minutes
You can use this exercise for NVC workshops or trainings to provide participants with a glimpse of the impact of their responses on others, and to learn a new way of communicating. Print it off on standard paper or postcard stock, then cut across the…

Needs & Feelings List

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tools (Public) • 3 - 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tools (Public)
3 - 5 minutes
This two page learning tool contains lists of needs, feelings, faux feelings, and feelings that might be mixed with thoughts...

Four Steps of Nonviolent Communication

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tools (Public) • 5 - 7 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tools (Public)
5 - 7 minutes
This is 2 pages. The first page summarizes each of the four steps of the NVC model and the second page describes the ways in which our language alienates us from ourselves and each other.

Things We Know and Forget

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tools (Public) • 1 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tools (Public)
1 - 3 minutes
Here's a list of 13 reminders to help you prepare for a challenging dialogue...

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Meditation

Beginner Skill Level • Video (Public) • 00:08 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video (Public)
00:08 hours:minutes
Practice leads to change of consciousness! Enjoy an MBSR guided practice with Stephanie Bachmann Mattei: STOP = Stop, Take a few mindful breaths, Observe, and Proceed. Listen.

Guiding Questions

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tools (Public) • 1 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tools (Public)
1 - 3 minutes
These guiding questions will help you review your motives and approach before engaging in especially important conversations. Carry it with you, share it with the other person if possible, and make a decision to stay on track instead of getting pulled into old speaking and…

Creating Safety and Ease in Your Groups

Intermediate Skill Level • Video (Public) • 00:05 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video (Public)
00:05 hours:minutes
Listen in as Mary offers suggestions for leading practice groups: 1) how to build trust in a group setting; 2) clues that demonstrate a group’s lack of trust; and 3) signs that indicate a participants' need for trust isn't being met.

Responding to the Call of Our Times

Intermediate Skill Level • Video (Public) • 00:05 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video (Public)
00:05 hours:minutes
Listen in as Miki challenges participants to step beyond the comfort or discomfort of their lives, and encourages them to instead take responsibility for their part in sustaining life on this planet, and more.