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The Apology: Brussel Sprouts for the Relationship

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Video • 1 hour, 1 minute
Beginner Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 1 minute

How do you repair a relationship when your words or actions unintentionally impact another in a negative way? And what keeps you from apologizing? Join Lore to explore – and answer – these questions and more!


Connecting Across the COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccination Divide

Audio (Public) • 1 hour, 25 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio (Public)
1 hour, 25 minutes

Miki leads course participants in an exploration of connecting and understanding those with seemingly polar opposite beliefs and perspectives about COVID-19 pandemic vaccination. Miki demonstrates that to live nonviolently, we must include those whom we so strongly disagree with. 


Beyond Praise: Expressing Gratitude

Article • 4 - 6 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes

Praise may disconnect us from our own confidence, intrinsic motivation, or discernment. It may lead to perfectionism, people pleasing, codependency, a tendency to criticize others or fix others, and more. Instead, without evaluative words we can sincerely share what we specifically liked about what they did, and what needs were met for us.


Four Choices For Responding To Indirect Criticism Or Judgement

Article • 4 - 6 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes

However indirectly expressed, any judgement or criticism is about the person's own thoughts, feelings, needs, and requests.This awareness can help you take people's comments less personally, and give you options: silent self-empathy, standing in your truth, contact and curiosity, and honest expression.


Acting in Accordance With Our Values

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Your every action has an effect on other people’s lives. The nature of the impact may not be obvious to us, but that doesn’t diminish its presence. The next time you are tempted to snap at someone or cut in front of another driver, consider whether you’d like to be their story that evening. Consider whether this is the kind of contribution you’d like to make to their life.


How To Deal With Ourselves When We Are Less Than Perfect

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
30 minutes

How we treat ourselves when we fall short of our own ideals, desires and hopes can profoundly affect the quality of our lives. Learn how to identify your triggers and reactions, to mourn falling short, and to practice self-connection and self-empathy. 


Empathic Attuned Listening Practices

Video (Public) • 15 minutes
All Skill Levels
Video (Public)
15 minutes

Being heard is a core human need. But what if you don't like what the other person is saying: how do you hold onto your awareness of their humanity? Find out in this demonstration from Kathy Simon's course, Connect Across Differences.


The Timing of Making A Request

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

It's important to make requests specific and doable. Also, without a swift request immediately after we state our observation, feeling, and need in regard to the situation, the other person is left guessing what we want. Instead, a swift request can bring clarity and lessen the potential for the listener to become defensive or argue.


Can I?

Article • 8 - 12 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
8 - 12 minutes

Children often ask adults “Can I…?” This question is so common that we carry it with us into adulthood, often addressing each other in the same way -- and more so with those we see as authority figures. However, let's unpack how this phrasing can reaffirm power differences. And see how, instead, we can transform paradigms of power in a way that invites dialogue, and co-creates an outcome that we can mutually benefit from.


Connecting Across the COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccination Divide

Audio • 1 hour, 25 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 25 minutes

Miki leads course participants in an exploration of connecting and understanding those with seemingly polar opposite beliefs and perspectives about COVID-19 pandemic vaccination. Miki demonstrates that to live nonviolently, we must include those whom we so strongly disagree with. 


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