In life, relationships, and organizations, authenticity is the bedrock of effectiveness. It can give rise to effective dialogues, information flow, intimacy, accountability, decision making and follow through. NVC can give us more tools to live with rigor around our authenticity...

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  • Date Written/Produced 7/2017
  • Duration Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
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  • Skill Level Introductory Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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These guiding questions will help you review your motives and approach before engaging in especially important conversations. Carry it with you, share it with the other person if possible, and make a decision to stay on track instead of getting pulled into old speaking and listening habits that aren't working.

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  • Date Written/Produced 04/2019
  • Duration Read time: 1 - 3 minutes
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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Listening is a cornerstone of dialogue and a powerful metaphor for spiritual practice. When we’re willing and able to listen, we open a conduit that allows connection and understanding to happen.

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  • Date Written/Produced 01/2018
  • Duration Read Time: 3 - 5 minutes
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 4
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Living Compassion, for Robert, represents the spirituality that resides in every aspect of Nonviolent Communication. Its foundational principles are represented by three primary qualities or states of being: clarity, compassion and empowerment.

In this course you’ll explore – and practice – how the unfolding of inner clarity opens your way to compassion, which further unfolds into empowerment. Throughout this unfolding process, Robert will include maps and tips for shifting your everyday life from one that is relatively limiting to a life that is both transformative, healing and liberating.

The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 7 - 10 hours
  • Production Date 11/19/2014
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If you're interested in learning specifically how and what you can do to live compassionately – with plenty of hands-on practice time – this course is for you. Observe actual demonstrations of Robert guiding participants through the transformational territory of healing and integration.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Production Date 11/19/2014
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During this course, you'll deeply examine this process of blending and integrating your inner and outer selves. Not only will you explore various states of being, such as defensive / protective and being / essence, you'll:

  • Delve into the primary levels of relationship: to others, to the world and to Life;
  • Acquire tools for transforming resistance into unconditional acceptance;
  • Experience the inherent order of living fully and freely through the model of "Being to Doing;" and
  • Embrace the vital essence of compassion: that ever-expanding inner space that includes all levels of relationship!

The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 6 - 9 hours
  • Production Date 01/27/2015
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  • Points 1
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Sitting with uncertainty can be very uncomfortable and evoke anxiety. Or it can be a practice that brings in the curiosity and inner spaciousness that allows for creative solutions to emerge, and that help us to relax our attachment to outcomes.  Here's a closer look...

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  • Date Written/Produced 12/2018
  • Duration Read time: 7 - 11 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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We can trick ourselves into keeping the status quo, feeling unworthy, and blocking access to critical awareness necessary that allows for new creative solutions to emerge -- when we think in terms of who has "earned" or “deserved” what...

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  • Date Written/Produced 8/2017
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Want to manage more effectively with more ease and joy and get your staff to make changes? The first, crucial step is to learn how to change your behavior to impact what's happening. For example, we can get the inner clarity we need to reframe questions we ask ourselves, recap, make clear requests, give concrete feedback, etc. This article expands on how self-management can increase influence...

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  • Date Written/Produced 9/2016
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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We're more likely to sacrifice trust, connection, and relationship quality when (1.) We use NVC to focus on being seen, understood, heard, or meeting our own needs in a way that eclipses our view and understanding of others needs; (2.) We don't clearly examine our intentions; and (3.) We use the NVC form so rigidly that it becomes difficult for others to connect with us authentically.

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  • Date Written/Produced 06/2017
  • Duration Read Time: 5 - 8 minutes
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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