Library Resources with Advanced Skill Level

Most reactivity in intimate relationships comes from a lack of confidence in maintaining intimacy, autonomy, or security. What may help is naming what's happening, interrupting shame, and anchoring or reassuring yourself. You can also reflect on the effects of acting from reactivity. Knowing what helps center you, ask your partner to do or say specific things that might help. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 3-5 minutes
  • Production Date 2/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
We can choose our stories of interpretation, and how to respond. And while stories of self-sufficiency can (to a degree) give us more influence over our own lives, they don't erase oppression, war, nor climate change. When stories omit a lens that includes impacts of interdependence, oppression, and structural inequities, stories can also keep us disconnected and blocked from compassion for self and others -- and perpetuating an oppressive status quo. However, with this lens we can make greater compassion and collective liberation possible. Even as the outcome is unknown.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 16 - 24 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
By focusing on NVC process and practice without factoring in the interdependent, systemic dimension we unwittingly diminish the power of NVC. We reinforce the dominant paradigm, rather than challenging it -- making NVC one more tool for compliance. NVC principles can turn against its own purpose in cruel ways. NVC could also empower social change. We'll need our attention on this matter if we are to contribute to transforming the oppression we face and our collective march towards extinction.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 15 - 23 minutes
  • Production Date 09/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
We can see throughout many examples in history that when we look for "who" is at fault, and thereby seek social change through shaming that person (or that group), it tends to lead to disastrous long term consequences. Even if it works in the short term. Instead, if we want to end cycles of violence we can seek to understand systemic causes and context of individuals' behaviour. And from there, look for solutions that stem from this understanding.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
  • Production Date 09/2017
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Given all that we are facing today as a society and a species, amongst some of the things we need is a well nourished heart. To nourish our hearts we need to discern where to wisely put our attention. Here are three practices to reclaim your attention, and replenish your reserves, so that you have the inner resources to do the work that is calling you.  They are: train the mind, nourish the heart, and stay connected to purpose.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read Time: 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2019
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Is it dangerous for large numbers of people to be absorbing disturbing news alone? Given the intensity of our times, making choices based on conscious awareness and discernment in relation to current events is essential for our ability to stay engaged, and to also wisely meet our collective challenges with agency and power. Here are five tips for how to help stay sane in relation to the news cycle.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read Time: 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 09/2019
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Unless we change our collective ways on the planet, we will one day exceed the earth’s carrying capacity. We can only address the planet's very real limits of physical resources at the level of social organization. To operate empathically is to adjust our collective social order and patterns so that resources are more widely available and everyone's needs are met no matter what their output, income, power, circumstances, etc. Can we envision a future where the system is infused with this level of empathy, before it's too late?

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
  • Production Date 11/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
When we are transparent about our concerns, brainstorm solutions together, and look towards making a decision with the other person, we can increase understanding, partnership, and mutual support. This invites people to work on the same issue from the same direction, collaboratively seek solutions, and tap a deeper wisdom. In the end, the future survival of our species depends on this kind of active interdependence.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 11 - 16 minutes
  • Production Date 2/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
We can dream and wait for the day to do things differently, or we can continually take steps towards the future of our dreams as though it were here now. The future will not be significantly different from the present if we all act as if change is not possible or only possible after it's already happened. Instead, we can immediately consider everything we do as the possible seed of change beyond our wildest dreams and vision.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
  • Production Date 12/2011
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Our world trains us to think in terms of providing for everyone’s needs because they deserve it, earned it, or they possess the resources -- it's fair, socially just, supports equality or because people have rights. Instead, can we step outside this worldview to look at providing for everyone’s needs because those needs exist -- can we hold this basic reverence for life? Are we able to have a needs-based dialogue when such a reframe could alienate those who live in the worldview of earn/deserve?

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 13 - 20 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2013
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
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