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Trainer Tips (27)

Use of “To Be” Verbs

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Ask the Trainer: “I heard a trainer say once that the ‘to be’ verbs aren’t really needs, such as to be heard, to be understood or to be valued. Can you help me understand why not?”

Embracing Jackal Thoughts

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 pages
Ask the Trainer: "In trainings I say our jackals are thoughts and now I've come to wonder if all thoughts are jackals...?"

How to Interrupt

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Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 3 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I feel a lot of fear or nervousness about approaching a neighbor who uses 'wastebasket talk.' Once she's engaged, there are only two techniques that interrupt the flow: leaving or interrupting."

Extreme Gratitude

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: When I am in resistance to what is happening in my life, when I'm having a very difficult time enjoying or just being with what is occurring, I like to offer up my gratitude.

How to Handle Being Judged

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I am wondering what to do with a judgment that is expressed by someone about me. In these situations I can't find the unmet need they are expressing (other than perhaps significance)."

Hidden Needs

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I've been feeling frustrated and angry quite a bit lately over very simple things. Can you help me get to the root of my hidden needs?"

Four Types of Feedback

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 pages
An exploration of four types of feedback: destructive criticism, constructive criticism, feedback by demonstration and dialogue.

Using Conflict to Reflect on Fulfilling My Needs

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: When I have conflict in my life with someone, especially recurring conflict, I like to find out what the conflict is showing me about myself.

Speaking Classical Giraffe

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Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 3 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 pages
Ask the Trainer: "At one point in my practice, it was brought to my attention that some people find the use of 'formal NVC' off-putting, or mechanical. Do you have any input or insight into this?"

Connecting with Someone Who Has Cancer

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:06 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:06 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: I feel overwhelmed thinking of writing to someone with cancer. What can I do?

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