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Trainer Tips (27)

Different Types of Requests

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 pages
Ask the Trainer: "Could you share a list of types of requests, with examples of each and a possible strategy for formulating requests in conversation?"

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.

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?

Punishment, Needs and the Protective Use of Force

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:08 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:08 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: For many years I have been using crime and punishment (reward and consequences) to discipline because it was the only thing I knew. I knew deep in my heart it was alienating me...

Connecting With Your Husband

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:07 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:07 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: My question is about wanting to empathize more with my husband. Sometimes we connect very deeply, other times he slips back into "jackal talk..."

How to Use NVC with Talkative Friends

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:21 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:21 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: "Could you explore why people 'talk too much' and how I could connect with them and myself empathically when I'm also talking too much?"

Judging Feelings

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:12 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:12 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: Is it a good idea to use NVC on persistent guilt, anger or depression without the aid of others?

Move in to Conflict - Don't Back Up!

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed how often we back up when we find ourselves in a conflict? Or how much we try to pull away when someone is angry or in emotional pain?

Control as a Need

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: "I often hear people say that someone did something because of a need for control. Control is actually a strategy that is often confused with a need."

Two-Way Street Empathy and Honesty

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:03 hours:minutes/seconds
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:03 hours:minutes/seconds
Ask the Trainer: "I recently attended an NVC workshop where the focus was entirely upon empathy, and expressing honestly was not covered. Aren't empathy and honesty both vital NVC components?"

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