Avoiding “Right Fights”

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: Ready to start a fight because you're right? Consider another strategy.

Tips on Making a Request

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
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Trainer Tip: Mary offers 3 foundational tips for making requests: positivity, specificity and doability.

Knowing Ourselves

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
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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.

Being Honest About Our Anger

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
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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.

Clarifying Our Requests to Meet Our Needs

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
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Trainer Tip: Clarifying our requests can make the difference between frustration and satisfaction, Mary shows you how.

NVC as a Strategy

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
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Trainer Tip: Mary explains how Nonviolent Communication, a process that distinguishes needs from strategies is also itself, a strategy.

Protective Use of Force

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

Being Open to Feeling

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
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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.

Developing Your Tracking Skills (Part 1)

Intermediate Skill Level •  Video •  00:06 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
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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.

Developing Your Tracking Skills (Part 2)

Intermediate Skill Level •  Video •  00:10 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
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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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