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Articles (59)

Transforming Painful Patterns

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 7 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
7 pages
Why is it so difficult to change our patterns even when we want to, even when we experience shame or despair about them? Here are common pitfalls and concrete steps to overcome them in the future.

Connection Requests: Motivations and Examples Article

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 5 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 pages
Connection requests focus on the quality of connection between people instead of on any particular strategy or solution.

It Takes a Community to Raise a Relationship

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 4 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 pages
Using his own life experience, Eric explores why we need support from others, what support might look like, and what blocks us from asking for support for our relationships.

The Price of Nice

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 8 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
8 pages
Have you been nice? Well then you must be enjoying the reward: depression, intermittent explosiveness, job meaninglessness, ambiguous anxiety, low resentment and subtle self hate.

From Obedience and Shame to Freedom and Belonging: Transforming Patriarchal Paradigms of Child-Rearing in the Age of Global Warming

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 33 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
33 pages
What will it take to reclaim our fundamental relatedness with all things alive, surrender our attempts to control nature, and find a way of living that averts or mitigates the worst possible catastrophes awaiting us while it's still possible?

What’s Important to You?

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2 pages
This exercise is most often the first activity in a beginning level workshop after the usual logistics/history/check-in. Penny Wassman experiences it as an opportunity for people to build connection with one another.

Transforming Power Relations: The Invisible Revolution

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 9 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
9 pages
Miki explains how teachers and administrators can become more effective in relating to themselves, other faculty and staff, and they can contribute more to students' ability to feel connected and energized. Nonviolent Communication provides specific tools to empower ourselves and others to live more in…

Where Do Jackal Voices Come From?

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 4 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 pages
CNVC Certified Trainer Stephanie Bachmann Mattei explores the biological basis of our inner jackal voices.

Celebrating Mourning

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2 pages
On a recent vacation in a Mexican village, I was surprised to find myself in the midst of a community in mourning. Two days before I came, a 21-year-old girl the entire town knew had died in a car accident.

Healing the Blame that Binds

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 3 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 pages
Blame is the game that protects me from the understanding that the cause of all my emotional distress, fear, shame and guilt comes from the part of me I call "the inner voice."

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