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"NVC's most important use may be in developing self-compassion."
– Marshall Rosenberg, PhD

"Developing a consistent Self-empathy practice is the single most healing thing I've ever done for myself. It has allowed me to heal old, negative beliefs that used to sabotage my ability to enjoy intimate and loving relationships, and to uncover and express the greater Truth of me. Every relationship, friendship, and interaction with others has benefitted as a result."
– Mary Mackenzie

"When we make mistakes, instead of getting caugtht up in moralistic self-judgments, we can use the process of NVC mourning and self-forgiveness to show us where we can grow. By assessing our behaviors in terms of our own unmet needs, the impetus for change comes not out of shame, guilty anger or depression, but out of the genuine desire to contribute to our own and others' well-being."
– Marshall Rosenberg, PhD

 

Self-Empathy: Healing from the Inside Out (Complete Course)

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All Skill Levels  •  Audio  •  5 - 7 hours

Ever wish you knew how you might experience more choice when you've been triggered, instead of being trapped in old habits and unmet needs? Wish you could REALLY heal old internal messages that tell you you're not good enough… not loveable… or not deserving? Join veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, Mary Mackenzie, for this 6-session course designed to deepen your ability to connect with self and heal your past through the process of Self-empathy.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Inner Conflicts and Agreements with Yourself

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
There are three things you can do to sort inner conflict and make doable, sustainable agreements with yourself. This capacity can build trust with yourself to follow through, and to develop diverse and creative solutions -- thereby increasing confidence and ease.
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Using an Anchor in Self Empathy

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An anchor awakens parts of you that can access a bigger perspective. It calms and helps you engage presence for greater access to your skills. Also, it can reduce your reactivity, increase conscious relating, and support self-compassion. An anchor helps you get a little bit bigger than the reactivity you are experiencing so that you can access a wiser discernment. It is simple, and can be done anytime and anywhere. Learn more about how to develop your anchor in self-empathy.
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Daily Self-Empathy Practice

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Want to expand your needs vocabulary, and build your capacity to identify needs — even when you’ve been triggered? Check out Mary’s powerful teaching on Self-Empathy.
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Self-Empathy: Healing From the Inside Out (2017)

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This session is from the NVC Academy's 2017 Telethon. Listen in as Mary offers two experiential self-empathy exercises: I Love It When, and What Do I Want / Why Do I Want It. Deepen your ability to connect with self — novel and effective ways to engage the process of Self-Empathy!
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Self Connection Meditation

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:08 hours:minutes
CNVC Certified Trainer Stephanie Bachmann Mattei leads you through an 8 minute meditation designed to develop a more integrated body and feelings/needs awareness.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 22. Lead Yourself with Compassion

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Eric offers some tips for nurturing and affirming ourselves as a daily practice.
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Using NVC When the Going Gets Rough: Preparing Yourself Before Going In...

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Explore and practice the internal work needed to maintain presence, peace of mind and connection with yourself and others before going into a highly charged or emotional situation.
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Staying Connected with Yourself While with Family

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This audio training with expert trainer Rita Herzog explores the NVC alternative to family relationships: stay grounded in your own needs and values so you are able to reach out with empathy to family members.
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Moving From Blame to Self-Responsibility

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  2 pages
Often when someone else does something we don't like, it's easy to blame the other person. After all, we have all been trained to focus on fault when needs are not met. What can we do to shift that pattern?
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