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Trainer Tips (144)

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 2. Cultivate Connection before Asking for Action

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Learn when to use the two types of requests in the practice of Nonviolent Communication: Action Requests and Connection Requests. Both are important when working through conflict or difficult situations and for building connection.

Avoiding “Right Fights”

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Trainer Tip: Ready to start a fight because you're right? Consider another strategy.

Bringing the Topic of a Conversation Back to Your Needs

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Trainer Tip: Sometimes the best way to get our need me is to first connect with the needs of another.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 3. Get Empathy before Making Important Decisions

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Eric explains how we can often avoid regret by getting empathy before making important decisions.

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.

Considering the Needs of Other People

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Trainer Tip: Mary expands on one of the basic principles of Nonviolent Communication: valuing everyone’s needs equally.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 8. Practice Self-Empathy with Your Whole Body

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In our fast-paced, busy lives it is tempting to practice NVC mostly with the left hemisphere of the brain, thinking through the steps quickly without slowing down to connect more deeply with feelings and needs.  Don't miss an opportunity to integrate the hemispheres of the…

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 10. Take It to the Trees

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One of the most important things you can do to live a meaningful and rewarding life filled with vitality is reclaim your emotions. Eric offers a tip to reclaim your emotions, rescuing you from the numb and deadening state of “fine."

Second Chances

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Eric offers a very brief but valuable Trainer Tip about persistence practicing NVC, sometimes a small shift in approach can make a big difference.

On Love and Empathy

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Ask the Trainer: Is there any difference between the concept or experience of "love" and that of "empathy?"

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