Library Resources with Beginner Skill Level

Trainer Tip: Only after we connect to our unmet need can we make sound decisions that will transform our experience. For example, if you feel bored, connect to your unmet needs (eg. need for understanding the relevance, etc) and then look for strategies that will meet them (eg. ask the speaker how this topic relates to our lives).

Additional Info

  • Skill Level Introductory 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
To tell the difference between empathy and investigation, watch for distinctions along four different dimensions: energy, subject, intention and trust. These distinctions can help us engage awareness and skill to meet your needs and respond to others’ needs in more direct ways. The more you meet your needs in conscious and direct ways, the more present you can be for others. Read on for more about how to do this.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 4-6 minutes
  • Production Date 12/2018
  • 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?

Additional Info

  • 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
Trainer Tip: When we acknowledge our met needs, rather than labeling the other person as good or bad, we achieve a clarity of mind that deepens our connection to ourselves and other people.

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
Sometimes we want to avoid placing our love and trust in someone, to protect our hearts and our life energies. And so there are deeper questions that we can use to check whether we're in relationship with someone who doesn't have capacity to be in relationship with us (eg. “Do I have a sense of mattering in this relationship?”). Read on for more questions we use to assess our empathy and efforts in relationships.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read Time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Production Date 11/2015
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Here are some guidelines and agreements for creating empathy buddy sessions. Includes a list of blocks to empathy.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • 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.

Additional Info

  • 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
Trainer Tip: When someone acts in baffling ways we can either wonder about what’s going on with the other person, create our own stories about it (blame, resent, make assumptions), or inform ourselves by asking. This is an opportunity to learn something new.

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
Print-and-cut these 56 feelings cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes eight blank cards for you to customize.

Additional Info

  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 7
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Learning Tools
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