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The Power of Empathy

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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.

Connecting to Humanity

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Trainer Tip: We can expand our connection to humanity by considering the many strategies people use to meet our common needs.

Change Happens

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Trainer Tip: The needs we focus on meeting and the strategies we use to meet those needs change over time. Mary shares about the life-serving nature of change.

Taking Responsibility for Our Actions

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Trainer Tip: Mary shares an experience about accepting responsibility for her actions and how that lead her to greater choice and freedom.

Tips on Making a Request

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Trainer Tip: Mary offers 3 foundational tips for making requests: positivity, specificity and doability.

Experiencing Gratitude

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Trainer Tip: Do you ever think you’re taking life just a little too seriously? Many of us work hard trying to improve our outlook, our ability to communicate, and our lives. Sometimes we work so hard, we forget to enjoy life. So let’s make a…

Idiomatic vs. Formal Compassionate Communication

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Trainer Tip: When do we move from using the formal 4-step process of NVC to a more idiomatic, natural-sounding expression? Whenever we're ready!

No Sacrifices, Please

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Trainer Tip: Mary explains why success isn't dependent upon another person's pain, by reaching for consensus instead of self-sacrifice.

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.

Finding Ways to Meet Our Needs

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Trainer Tip: There are many ways to meet a need. Open to new possibilities.

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