Different Types of Requests

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  2 pages
Ask the Trainer: "Could you share a list of types of requests, with examples of each and a possible strategy for formulating requests in conversation?"
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Teachers Expressing to Students and Colleagues

Advanced Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  3 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I just started teaching in a public school and I'm not enjoying the violence that teachers express towards children and their colleagues. However, when I talk about NVC, most people listen but I feel they're either not understanding it or ..."
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The Unconscious Mind Compared to the Conscious Mind

Advanced Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  2 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I have the understanding that the unconscious is vast compared to conscious mind. When I state 'needs' how well can I depend on there being something beneath my awareness that is actually the motivation?"
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Vulnerability as a Spiritual Path

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  3 pages
What is a good baby? If you have been raised in a Western culture, chances are you know the answer right away (whether or not you agree with it). A good baby is one that doesn't cry! The training against vulnerability starts very early in life.
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Agreements, Consequences and Punishment

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:09 hours:minutes
In this short but provocative audio, Miki Kashtan talks about agreements, making a vital distinction between the natural consequences of unmet agreements and punishment. She provides information about how to balance our current state of needs associated with our previous agreements.
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Choice in Every Moment

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:31 hours:minutes/seconds
This 31-minute audio with Miki Kashtan is packed full of power as she uncovers the dynamics of choice that are present 100% of the time, in every situation, regardless of the circumstances.
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Courageous Living Towards the World We Want

Advanced Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:32 hours:minutes
Miki speaks to peace activists about connecting with the life vision in those who stimulate pain in them.
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The Freedom of Committing to a Path

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  3 pages
In June, 1996, I had an epiphany. In a motel room in Indiana, the night before returning home from a solo camping trip in Michigan and Canada, I discovered how much I had lost in my life because of so fiercely protecting myself. Up until that day, bringing forth my vulnerable self was to be avoided at all costs, which kept me numb much of the time, disconnected from myself and from much of life. Alone in my room, I cried, I talked out loud, and I finally exclaimed to myself that I wanted to reclaim every last bit of my vulnerability, just like I had it as a child.
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Empathy Hurdles

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  2 pages
Miki Kashtan poignantly shares about the challenges of empathizing with another when we really don't understand their actions.
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