Don’t Make Assumptions!

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Trainer Tip: Do you ever feel certain that other people see things the way you do, only to find out they don’t? Read on.
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Getting Out of Ourselves

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Trainer Tip: NVC asks us to be aware of our needs and discomfort is evidence of an unment need. However focusing on ourselves when we're uncomfortable isn't always the best choice.

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Experiencing Gratitude

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Trainer Tip: Do you ever think you’re taking life just a little too seriously? Many of us work hard trying to improve our outlook, our ability to communicate, and our lives. Sometimes we work so hard, we forget to enjoy life. So let’s make a pact to enjoy our day.
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Speaking Up Is an Expression of Love

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Trainer Tip: Q: How do we get the love we want? A: Ask for it.
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Idiomatic vs. Formal Compassionate Communication

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Trainer Tip: When do we move from using the formal 4-step process of NVC to a more idiomatic, natural-sounding expression? Whenever we're ready!
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Connecting to Self

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Trainer Tip: Q: How do we get the love we want? A: Ask for it.
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Teaching People to Love Us in Ways We Enjoy

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Trainer Tip: Q: How do we get the love we want? A: Ask for it.
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Mourning Our Disappointments

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Trainer Tip: Taking time to mourn our regrets and unmet needs can lead to a deeper self-connection and feelings of peace.
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Feelings, the Second Component of Compassionate Communication

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Trainer Tip: Take a moment to consider feelings, our conditioning about expressing or even feeling emotion, and the value of re-evaluating our relationship to feelings.
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Improving Relationships as a Primary Goal

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Trainer Tip: We can improve our relationships by focusing our attention first on connection instead of other stragegies.
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