Trainer Tip: Asking for support may feel awkward and uncomfortable. In these moments, we may forget that everyone needs support. We may also forget that there may be many options available to us, even if what's available isn't our preferred source of support.

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  • Date Written/Produced 10/2005
  • Duration Read time: 1-2 minutes
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This single-page handout illustrates the steps to translating habitual judgements and actions into OFNR.

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  • Date Written/Produced 1/2010
  • Duration Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
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Published in Learning Tools
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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  • Date Written/Produced 12/2011
  • Duration Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
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Trainer Tip: Discovering the unmet needs is only a starting point. The other part is to understand what it will take to meet that need, and make a request that will accomplish this. This way, we can resolve situations before they escalate. Everyone benefits when we are clear about what we would like.

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  • Date Written/Produced 10/2005
  • Duration Read time: 1-2 minutes
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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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  • Date Written/Produced 05/2013
  • Duration Read time: 13 - 20 minutes
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How can we respond when we’re horrified by what someone says? How can we deepen our connection to our humanness and authenticity when the impact is hurtful? Read on to see examples of the three steps of "calling out", "calling in", and "calling forth".

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  • Date Written/Produced 8/2014
  • Duration Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
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Trainer Tip: We often find ourselves slipping into old behaviors that we would rather change. This is because we don’t have a new plan for responding to the same old situations. In that case, notice whether you are slipping into old behaviors today. Connect to your unmet needs and then identify a new strategy for the situation.

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  • Date Written/Produced 10/2005
  • Duration Read time: 1-2 minutes
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Most of us believe we are powerless at work – even if we’re the one “in charge.” This course offers you the opportunity to learn how to consciously change this mindset, and have a positive impact on workplace culture and attitudes along the way. Most of us believe we are powerless at work – even if we’re the one “in charge.” This course offers you the opportunity to learn how to consciously change this mindset, and have a positive impact on workplace culture and attitudes along the way.

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

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 4 - 6 hours
  • Production Date 06/12/2015
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Published in Audio

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed – or locked into passivity? This course offers you a way out. Learn to change the way you perceive leadership, and you’ll help yourself respond more powerfully and proactively every day of your life – wherever you are – and whomever you’re with!

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

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 6 - 8 hours
  • Production Date 10/7/2015
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Trainer Tip: One of the basic philosophies of Nonviolent Communication is valuing everyone’s needs equally. That means that you consider your needs to be equal to another person’s needs. If someone asks you for empathy, and you choose to empathize at you own expense, you're not living in a Nonviolent Communication consciousness. Be aware of your own needs today when someone asks you to be their emotional support.

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  • Date Written/Produced 10/2005
  • Duration Read time: 1-2 minutes
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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
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Published in Trainer Tips
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