Is it dangerous for large numbers of people to be absorbing disturbing news alone? Given the intensity of our times, making choices based on conscious awareness and discernment in relation to current events is essential for our ability to stay engaged, and to also wisely meet our collective challenges with agency and power. Here are five tips for how to help stay sane in relation to the news cycle.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read Time: 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 09/2019
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Unless we change our collective ways on the planet, we will one day exceed the earth’s carrying capacity. We can only address the planet's very real limits of physical resources at the level of social organization. To operate empathically is to adjust our collective social order and patterns so that resources are more widely available and everyone's needs are met no matter what their output, income, power, circumstances, etc. Can we envision a future where the system is infused with this level of empathy, before it's too late?

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
  • Production Date 11/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
This article explores ways of starting and maintaining NVC study groups and practice groups. It offers recommended reading support materials and poses questions to consider for structuring and organizing the group.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
  • Production Date 6/2012
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Here are some guidelines and agreements for creating empathy buddy sessions. Includes a list of blocks to empathy.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
What would happen if you considered that time is a concept, and that it doesn't rule your life? What would it mean to make all choices based on needs and not on time? Do you obey the external rhythm of the clock over and above the internal rhythm of your life energy? This is an invitation into more responsibility, awareness, honesty, choice and freedom.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2012
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Print-and-cut these 56 feelings cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes eight blank cards for you to customize.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 7
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Print-and-cut these 71 needs cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes nine blank cards for you to customize.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 9
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
This guide features three activities that use feelings and needs cards: two verions of "Feelings and Needs Poker" and one for "Self-Empathy". Great for practicing alone, with a partner, or in a group.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
This single-page handout illustrates the steps to translating habitual judgements and actions into OFNR.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
When we are transparent about our concerns, brainstorm solutions together, and look towards making a decision with the other person, we can increase understanding, partnership, and mutual support. This invites people to work on the same issue from the same direction, collaboratively seek solutions, and tap a deeper wisdom. In the end, the future survival of our species depends on this kind of active interdependence.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 11 - 16 minutes
  • Production Date 2/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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