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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.

Getting Out of Ourselves

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Trainer Tip: NVC asks us to be aware of our needs and discomfort is evidence of an unment need. However focusing on ourselves when we're uncomfortable isn't always the best choice.

NVC as a Strategy

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Trainer Tip: Mary explains how Nonviolent Communication, a process that distinguishes needs from strategies is also itself, a strategy.

Knowing Ourselves

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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.

Mourning Our Losses

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Trainer Tip: Mourning enables us to heal the pain and gain clarity about how to meet our needs in the present moment.

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.

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