Library Resources with Beginner Skill Level

A challenge is an expansion of making a clear, positive doable request — and, when given, the person feels deeply seen by the challenger. A challenge isn't just about getting someone to take action on something important to them; it's a fierce form of empathy that supports people in connecting with their life force, and integrates it into their lives with action. A real challenge is tied to the receiver's goals, passions and dreams -- and expands their potential.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Production Date 2/2015
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Shared vulnerability can build more intimacy, mutuality, being seen and heard, empathy, or community. Inviting shared vulnerability means earning another’s trust that you can consistently offer attentive, curious, and compassionate listening. Here are four strategies to invite shared vulnerability.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 3-4 minutes
  • Production Date 8/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Hema shows how using the breath and introspective practice can re-charge our lives.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 33 minutes
  • Production Date 8/16/2014
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Audio
Trainer Tip: To reduce defensiveness and hurt feelings when talking to your partner about your sexual needs that haven't been met, keep the conversation focused on your needs, not her lack of skill, and make a very specific request. From there, you can both explore any shared needs, blocks, or support needed to bring you both closer to your needs.

Additional Info

  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 1-2 minutes
  • Production Date 10/2005
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Trainer Tips
If we are in the dominant group, intervening to prevent violence or an "ouch" is a way to ally with marginalized folks. We can intervene to meet their needs, rather than our own. In other words, we can intervene without putting our experience at center stage. To that end, here are six ways to ask if an intervention is welcome.

Additional Info

  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
  • Production Date 7/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Misunderstandings can be painful. We can easily avoid this by checking what the other person understood from what we said, and ask the other person to do the same. Doing this is especially important when it comes to planning, shared decision-making, and when emotions are strong. Also, the more someone knows you, the more they think they already know what you mean -- which can get in the way of really hearing you. Here are a variety of ways to approach this simple strategy.

Additional Info

  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 2-3 minutes
  • Production Date 8/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Trainer Tip: Find your deepest need. Then notice when you do things, or have done things, that keep you from meeting your most important need. And then take conscious action that is in alignment with the need you want to meet.

Additional Info

  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 1-2 minutes
  • Production Date 10/2005
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Trainer Tips
Effective and connected dialogue requires significant self-awareness, mindfulness, and skill. You can focus on any of these six areas that most often escape your awareness: anchoring and staying grounded; boundaries; thoughts and beliefs; stuckness or attachment; feelings and needs; and requests. Read on for a list of questions to help you focus on how to do that.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 3-5 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles

With humility, tenderness, and courage, Roxy challenges your perspectives and encourages you to open your heart and mind. Roxy uses concrete examples and visual tools to illustrate complex concepts.

Additional Info

  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 36 minutes
  • Production Date 09/10/2019
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Video
A big part of why receiving feedback is so challenging is because so few people around us know how to give feedback untainted with criticism, judgment, or our personal upset. But, if we wait for others to offer us usable, digestible, manageable feedback, we will not likely receive sufficient feedback for our growth and learning. Instead, we can grow in our capacity to fish the pearl that’s buried within. Here are three specific suggestions for how.

Additional Info

  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 7 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
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