Ever wondered how to balance everyone’s needs when leading a group? Or struggled to format a Practice or Leaderful Group? Mary offers insightful and helpful answers to these questions and more.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 01:36 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 05/12/2018
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  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1

The more we practice NVC by “rote” --going through OFNR (“Observations, Feelings, Needs, Requests”) on automatic-- the more likely our NVC practice would lead to disconnection.  The purpose of our NVC practice is to use this NVC "map" (OFNR) to support us in integrating the consciousness of the NVC (eg. operating with the intention to connect, collaborate, etc).  Once we let the map drop away, we can engage with the people in our lives in a more heartfelt way.  This article explains more about how we can use the map to remind us of our  heartfelt consciousness...

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  • Date Written/Produced 4/2014
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
The awareness and practice of interdependence is integral to holding an NVC consciousness. Practicing interdependence also means bringing in a quality of care in the moments we want to change agreements with others. This article talks about where our various choices, in regards to changing agreements, fits into different levels of engaging our interdependence.

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The impulse to say "I love you" is an opportunity to check-in both with our level of presence (eg. are we saying it by rote?) and also with what we really mean in that moment (eg. what are the needs and real purpose deep beneath the word "love"?).  This can invite us to explore a deeper, more heartfelt way of communicating and being...

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  • Date Written/Produced 12/2018
  • Duration Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 00:05 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 02/2018
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  • Points 0
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Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor.  In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.

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  • Date Written/Produced 11/2018
  • Duration Read Time: 1 - 2 minutes
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  • Skill Level Introductory Skill Level
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
When building successful relationships, it can be very helpful to see yourself as a collection of different inner parts that developed due to various life experiences. Without empathy and acknowledgment, our inner parts tend to work against us. That's when we're called upon to build and develop our inner leadership...

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  • Date Written/Produced 11/2018
  • Duration Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1

For the ultimate romance to unfold, as an expression of your care for how your words and actions affect others, prioritize digging into your inner work before addressing conflict with them.  This means doing the inner work necessary to get to the root of the issue, which can bring bigger shifts, more aliveness, love, creativity, inspiration and compassion.  This doesn't mean letting the other person get away with unhealthy behaviour...

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  • Date Written/Produced 01/2018
  • Duration Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
What parts of yourself or others are hard to embrace, understand or even notice?  What parts do others have difficulty embracing, understanding or noticing?  Why do we condemn, loathe, hate, deny, judge, blame or feel shame around certain needs, feelings and parts of self and/or others? This article talks about the hidden parts of ourselves and others that shapes views and behaviours.

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  • Date Written/Produced 01/2018
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Why does NVC practice, and NVC training/coaching, appear to be not enough to bridge divides between people? This article takes a look at the trickle down effect of our societal conditioning, what we can add to our NVC lense, and what we can do "upstream" when NVC doesn't seem to be enough. Additionally, the article talks about unseen constraints that men, women and minority groups face in organizational settings...

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  • Date Written/Produced 1/2018
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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