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Our brains tend to see those outside our circle of belonging as non-human. This occurs reflexively when we have more advantages than others. When we notice people that look like us, we'll think about them, wonder about them, and imagine their lives, and empathize more -- but not so for those of other affiliations, classes, "races", etc. Working with this is crucial if we want to live nonviolently. Read on for 7 related practices.

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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Duration 15 - 22 minutes
  • Production Date 2/2020
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  • Points 5
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Past hurt and pain can get triggered even when it doesn't have much to do with the present. When that happens we can gain perspective by self reflecting, engaging self empathy, grounding an "anchor", noticing the present-moment safety, naming needs and making requests.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 2 - 4 minutes
  • Production Date 6/2019
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Trainer Tip: Even if we don't agree, acknowledging others' realities can help demonstrate that we're including their feelings and needs in the conversation. Creating space for your reality and theirs can also bring a sense of connection, understanding, inclusion, abundance and fullness in life. Try it today. Read on for an example.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 1-2 minutes
  • Production Date 10/2005
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Listen as Mary Mackenzie shares an eight step path to create your own NVC learning activities, based on your own NVC learning experience. In this session, Mary uses the value of requests and observations as teaching examples.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 49 minutes
  • Production Date 11/16/2019
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  • Points 3
  • Multi Trainer Num 1

Sylvia Haskvitz offers a practical and effective approach to making requests. Learn the two questions that can clarify your motivation for making a request, three ways to discern a request from a demand, and five possible reasons for meeting requests.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 5 - 10 minutes
  • Production Date 7/18/2021
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Puzzling about needs and feelings? Check out this excerpt from Dian Killian's course, Embracing the Body: Somatic Self Empathy, where she leads participants through an exercise that demonstrates how our physical sensations connect us to our feelings and needs.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 12 minutes
  • Production Date 1/15/2021
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The notion of "micro-aggressions" may be levied by those in the dominant class - for example white folks may talk about receiving micro-aggressions when a (legitimately) angry BIPOC references them as "white". This shuts down the conversation and feeds a myth that everyone's pain about race is equal. It doesn't foster dialogue that moves us towards a more equitable, compassionate world. Read on for more about the complexity.

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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Duration 12-18 minutes
  • Production Date 3/2021
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  • Points 3
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Someone may give more weight to your ideas, decisions, and directives based on your experience and what you've learned. This could influence them to project their ideals, fears, hopes, and more onto you. In this case, you can help transform this and contribute to their connection to their own agency, authenticity, and self-trust -- while supporting their ability to learn from what you have to offer.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 6 - 9 minutes
  • Production Date 3/2021
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Sometimes the empathy you offer may stimulate disconnect or a sense of boundary crossing for the other person. To identify what might have contributed to the disconnect you can look for the signs, the level of attunement and the context, and examine what's happening in you. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 6 - 9 minutes
  • Production Date 6/2020
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  • Points 2
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Read on for a demonstration of self empathy -- all generated within the context of both the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changes to Bridget's life that have arisen as a result.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 4 - 6 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2020
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  • Points 2
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