Silent Empathy

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Trainer Tip: Silent empathy can be a powerful way of contributing to someone's life, giving them the gift of our presence.
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Connecting Feelings and Needs

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Trainer Tip: When we connect our feelings to our needs, we put ourselves in a postion to get our needs met and mourn when they aren't met. Here's a practical tip you can practice daily to improve the quality of your life.
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Committing to Full Understanding

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Trainer Tip: There's one sure way to find hidden assumptions, stop and check it out!
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Avoiding “Right Fights”

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Trainer Tip: Ready to start a fight because you're right? Consider another strategy.
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Tips on Making a Request

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Trainer Tip: Mary offers 3 foundational tips for making requests: positivity, specificity and doability.
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Knowing Ourselves

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Trainer Tip: The question is not what other people think of you, but what you think of yourself. Who are you, really? Take a moment to consider what you value.
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Being Honest About Our Anger

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Trainer Tip: Mary shares how staying present to our anger and finding the underlying feelings and needs can lead to deeper connection and more satisfying outcomes.
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Clarifying Our Requests to Meet Our Needs

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Trainer Tip: Clarifying our requests can make the difference between frustration and satisfaction, Mary shows you how.
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NVC as a Strategy

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Trainer Tip: Mary explains how Nonviolent Communication, a process that distinguishes needs from strategies is also itself, a strategy.
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Protective Use of Force

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Trainer Tip: Mary explains the NVC principle known as the "protective use of force."
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