Compassion: Mature, Astute & Courageous

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
Getting "feel good" empathy can become an addiction. Even to the point of seeing people who don't offer empathy as "not being NVC". Rachelle urges us to notice how this view of NVC can be seductive, and even dangerous. In this article, she explains how we can expand our compassionate awareness when we go beyond equating NVC with harmony and empathy. She asks us to become more open to noticing others' experiences even if it challenges our personal and collective belief systems -- and especially when it upsets us to consider it...
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Loving Animal Nature: Nurturing Ourselves and Others Through a Radical Acceptance of Life

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:44 hours:minutes
Deepen your ability to connect to and love animal nature – especially human nature! Gain greater levels of self acceptance, the ability to be nurtured and nurturing even when you're experiencing stress, and a better understanding of how you can serve life especially other species…
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Unconscious Contracts

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:37 hours:minutes
Discover how our unconscious contracts limit our life energy and how we make a vow or contract every time we experience a traumatic event. Listen in as Sarah works with a course participant.
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NVC Games: A Fun Way to Learn NVC

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  001:12 hours:minutes
In October 2018, CNVC Certified Trainer Gitta Zimmerman held her 6th international workshop for people working with children in Ruhpolding, Germany. This workshop video offers NVC learning games, complete with instructions!
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Are You Living Your True Potential?

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 5-8 minutes
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.
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How to Survive the Holidays: 6 Communication Tips

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read Time: 6 - 10 minutes
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?
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The Shadow Side of Autonomy

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 8 - 12 minutes

Could our "need for autonomy" be getting in the way of "partnership consciousness" (as NVC is sometimes called). Could "autonomy" also block healthy relationships with not only ourselves and with others, but also with the planet? This article invites us to consider how "autonomy" may colour our NVC practice at the peril of our critical values. Values such as our care for impact, shared responsibility, interdependence, compassion, consideration, and more...

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Anatomy of a Trigger: Change Your Focus and Improve the Outcome

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 7-10 minutes
When you or anyone is upset, what could underneath it all?  There may be more than is immediately visible.  This article invites us to explore what it looks like to inquire deeper, take self-responsibility, examine our assumptions, attachments, interpretations, and "certainties" that could be hidden behind the needs that are aching to be attended to...
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Don't Take It Personally

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
When we don't like what someone is saying to us, sometimes people encourage us to hear their needs, and "not take it personally" -- and we're inclined to agree.  Could "not taking it personally" close our hearts and awareness to others, life and ourselves?  Rachelle Lamb invites us to take a closer look at what it's like when we attend to the situation from our hearts, and skillfully reflect upon our actions with tenderness...
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Leadership Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
When we have few external resources (money, time, health connections, etc), we can still empower ourselves and one another.  We can strengthen our internal resources, inspire people to join our cause, build solidarity, and influence others who have external resources to support us and our causes...
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