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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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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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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  • Date Written/Produced 2/2015
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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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.

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  • Date Written/Produced 7/2019
  • Duration Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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With coaching or counselling clients, their resistance can show up as “bracing against” something. But if we push back against their resistance, we miss noticing what they're protecting or embracing. By going into resistance clients build awareness and often shift when they get clear about their underlying needs, and new choices. Some clients don’t shift even after we’ve tried everything. In that case, read on to learn about Frank Farrelly's "provocative therapy".

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  • Date Written/Produced 4/2011
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Listen to this newly remastered audio with seasoned Life Coach and CNVC Certified Trainers Martha Lasley and Dian Killian, to explore how you can "be the change" in your life, to live fully in integrity with your values in your work, community, faith and social action groups.

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

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 00:51 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 12/2008
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  • Points 3
  • Multi Trainer Num 2
  • Multi Trainer Links Dian Killian and Martha Lasley
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How can we support inclusion rather than exclusion at NVC events, and why aren't more people of color attending? What subjects are being focused on? Who are they relevant for? Who do they touch? Whose subjects are not being talked about? Listen In.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 00:13 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 10/02/2018
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  • Points 0
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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What exactly IS privilege? In this powerful excerpt, Roxy and Martha explore ten areas where privilege often shows up in our lives. Check it out, and discover what makes up YOUR “privilege identity pie!” Listen In.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 7 minutes
  • Production Date 07/08/2019
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  • Points 0
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Do you experience discomfort when confronted about insensitivity, inequality, or injustice? How do entitlements, rank, and unearned advantages impact your interactions with others? Check out Roxy’s powerful excerpt on white fragility… Listen In.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 00:12 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 10/02/2018
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  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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It's never too late to have a happy childhood. In this class, Martha will share the process for witnessing a wounded child. She will work with a volunteer to demonstrate the power of creating safety, listening empathically, and honoring the child's deepest needs.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 00:45 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 11/17/2018
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  • Points 2
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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
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 0
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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