Getting "feel good" empathy can become an addiction. Even to the point of seeing people who don't offer empathy as "not being NVC". Rachelle urges us to notice how this view of NVC can be seductive, and even dangerous. In this article, she explains how we can expand our compassionate awareness when we go beyond equating NVC with harmony and empathy. She asks us to become more open to noticing others' experiences even if it challenges our personal and collective belief systems -- and especially when it upsets us to consider it...

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  • Date Written/Produced 03/2018
  • Duration Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
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Deepen your ability to connect to and love animal nature – especially human nature! Gain greater levels of self acceptance, the ability to be nurtured and nurturing even when you're experiencing stress, and a better understanding of how you can serve life especially other species…

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 00:44 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 11/17/2018
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Martha firmly believes in the old adage, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." Why? Because your wounded child carries all your burdens, and can tell you exactly what they need in order to find healing! Listen.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 00:45 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 11/17/2018
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How can we live up to our true potential, a life filled with relationships and experiences that truly meet our needs? In this article, Mary offers us a way to bring about inner transformation that can lead to seeing ourselves, others and life differently -- for greater agency, empowerment and choice.

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  • Date Written/Produced 01/2010
  • Duration Read time: 5-8 minutes
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  • Points 6
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Could our "need for autonomy" be getting in the way of "partnership consciousness" (as NVC is sometimes called). Could "autonomy" also block healthy relationships with not only ourselves and with others, but also with the planet? This article invites us to consider how "autonomy" may colour our NVC practice at the peril of our critical values. Values such as our care for impact, shared responsibility, interdependence, compassion, consideration, and more...

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  • Date Written/Produced 01/2018
  • Duration Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 6
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When you or anyone is upset, what could underneath it all?  There may be more than is immediately visible.  This article invites us to explore what it looks like to inquire deeper, take self-responsibility, examine our assumptions, attachments, interpretations, and "certainties" that could be hidden behind the needs that are aching to be attended to...

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  • Date Written/Produced 10/2017
  • Duration Read time: 7-10 minutes
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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
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Please join us on the fourth Saturday of most months for a 2 hour session and enjoy a taste of living within our empathic community, as well as a brief training and practice with our trainers. You will learn concrete skills and steps for practicing compassion and leadership in your life.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Start Date 4th Saturday of each month
  • Amount FREE
  • Downloads All registrants receive access to course recordings
  • Duration 2 hours per session
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When we don't like what someone is saying to us, sometimes people encourage us to hear their needs, and "not take it personally" -- and we're inclined to agree.  Could "not taking it personally" close our hearts and awareness to others, life and ourselves?  Rachelle Lamb invites us to take a closer look at what it's like when we attend to the situation from our hearts, and skillfully reflect upon our actions with tenderness...

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  • Date Written/Produced 04/2018
  • Duration Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
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When we have few external resources (money, time, health connections, etc), we can still empower ourselves and one another.  We can strengthen our internal resources, inspire people to join our cause, build solidarity, and influence others who have external resources to support us and our causes...

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  • Date Written/Produced 11/2015
  • Duration Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
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What could be, more often than not, overlooked when we think about or represent NVC or Marshall Rosenberg's work?  This article busts some commonly held ideas and approaches to NVC.  It challenges us to widen the lens of what it really means to be "life-serving", or speaking and hearing the "language of life".  And it also speaks to how thinking can deepen feeling and relatedness...

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  • Date Written/Produced 12/2017
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 12
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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