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Articles (70)

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?

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Vulnerability as a Spiritual Path

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 3 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 pages
What is a good baby? If you have been raised in a Western culture, chances are you know the answer right away (whether or not you agree with it). A good baby is one that doesn't cry! The training against vulnerability starts very early in…

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