We Don’t Need to Fix Other People

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: The very process of giving someone space to talk about their issue without our judgment, to be truly understood by us, and to be deeply heard is very healing, enough so that most people will organically find their own creative ways to resolve their issues. Rely on this process and you will lose all desire to fix people’s problems. Try this out today.

Releasing Our Judgments

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
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Trainer Tip
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Trainer Tip: It's impossible to value other people’s needs and remain compassionate if we simultaneously harbor judgments. If we're willing to shift this behavior we can translate our judgments into acknowledging how something affects us. Once I got into the habit of this, my judgments began to subside dramatically. It became easy to love people and feel compassion for them, and I experienced a freedom I had never known before.

Making Sure We Are Heard

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
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Trainer Tip
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Trainer Tip: We all see through our own filters. To disentangle what we hear from some is really saying, check using understanding requests at the level of detail you need. Course correct along the way. In a charged situation this can be critical to bringing in clarity, being heard and resolving differences amicably.

Noticing What Is Important

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Trainer Tip
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Trainer Tip: Where do you focus most of your life? Are there areas that you could reassess? Are you happy? Engage a new paradigm shift in your life.

Loving Our Role as Parent

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
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Trainer Tip
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Trainer Tip: When we love a child there's a contribution we can provide in helping them go their own way successfully, in big ways and small.

Facilitate NVC Groups with Joy and Confidence (2018, Session 7): Dealing with Hecklers and People You Don’t Like

Intermediate Skill Level •  Video •  01:03 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
01:03 hours:minutes
Listen to Mary tackle one of the greatest challenges of facilitating an NVC group: How do you deal with hecklers and people you don't like? Mary offers insightful and helpful guidance.

Daily Self-Empathy Practice

Beginner Skill Level •  Audio •  00:11 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
00:11 hours:minutes
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.

Are You Living Your True Potential?

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 5-8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 5-8 minutes
How can we live up to our true potential, a life filled with relationships and experiences that truly meet our needs? In this article, Mary offers us a way to bring about inner transformation that can lead to seeing ourselves, others and life differently -- for greater agency, empowerment and choice.

Anatomy of a Trigger: Change Your Focus and Improve the Outcome

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 7-10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 7-10 minutes
When you or anyone is upset, what could underneath it all?  There may be more than is immediately visible.  This article invites us to explore what it looks like to inquire deeper, take self-responsibility, examine our assumptions, attachments, interpretations, and "certainties" that could be hidden behind the needs that are aching to be attended to...

Self-Empathy: Healing From the Inside Out (2017)

Beginner Skill Level •  Video •  00:44 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
00:44 hours:minutes
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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