Library Resources with Beginner Skill Level

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.

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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
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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
During the holiday season we may find ourselves taking responsibility for other's feelings, which can lead to guilt, shame, depression, and resentment. These feelings are exacerbated by the habitual pattern we call the "Vortex of Submission" (being hooked by a sense of duty and obligation). Read on for ways to recognize and break the pattern.

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Published in Trainer Tips
Trainer Tip: When we create situations that value one person’s needs at the expense of another, we open the door for someone to lose. Instead, look to see if you can speak openly and honestly, value the other person’s needs, and create solutions that value all stakeholder needs.

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  • 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
This guide features three activities that use feelings and needs cards: two verions of "Feelings and Needs Poker" and one for "Self-Empathy". Great for practicing alone, with a partner, or in a group.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Practice Exercises
What would happen if you considered that time is a concept, and that it doesn't rule your life? What would it mean to make all choices based on needs and not on time? Do you obey the external rhythm of the clock over and above the internal rhythm of your life energy? This is an invitation into more responsibility, awareness, honesty, choice and freedom.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2012
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
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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  • 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
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