Clarifying Our Requests to Meet Our Needs

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
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

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
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

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Mary explains the NVC principle known as the "protective use of force."
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Being Open to Feeling

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Most of us have been conditioned to withhold the expression of our feelings to some degree. Mary offers a tip to de-stigmatize our feelings and relax into our humanness.
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Developing Your Tracking Skills (Part 1)

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:06 hours:minutes
Mary offers tips for developing effective tracking skills, including how the energy of the group is managed discerning the qualities of presence for each of the members, and monitoring group participation while striving for a balance of inclusion.
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Developing Your Tracking Skills (Part 2)

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:10 hours:minutes
Mary continues her discussion of tracking skills, focusing on tracking requests, agreements with the group and tracking time. Mary also examines how to monitor the purpose of the session, discerning if and when to shift the agreement about the purpose for meeting. Mary closes with some final helpful tips to hone your tracking skills.
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Dealing with Triggers

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:05 hours:minutes
What do I do when I'm leading an NVC group and get emotionally triggered? Mary Mackenzie offers tips to respond with care and connection from her extensive experience leading NVC groups.
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Developing Your Own Teaching Exercises in 8 Steps

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:08 hours:minutes
Developing our own teaching exercises is a powerful consciousness-building process that eventually helps us clarify our own way of learning and to develop our unique style of teaching.
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Creating a Workshop Outline in 12 Easy Steps

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:08 hours:minutes
For many people thinking about creating a workshop outline is overwhelming because they focus on the whole thing at once.  Breaking the process down to bite-size pieces eliminates much stress and overwhelm and brings fun and creativity to the process.  here's your step-by-step guide!.
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The Power of Empathy

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: When someone is in pain and lashing out, might be a time when empathy is needed most. Empathizing in these moments can be very challenging. Mary offers a few words of ecouragement for these situations.
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