Library Resources with needs

What's my intention? What needs am I trying to meet? What do I want the other person to know or understand? How can I say it in a way they are most likely to hear? These are four questions we can use in preparation for an important conversation. Read on for more on this, plus four accompanying practices.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 11/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
Sometimes when we regard needs as something that could be met or unmet by another person or by a situation we unconsciously hold the belief that our needs should be met. Or we end up holding blame or implying wrongdoing. People are more likely to resist a request made from this stance. Instead, here are practices to increasingly losen any remaining attachment or demand energy -- and open our hearts to ourselves and others while we make requests.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 10/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
This exercise explains four stages of the "Need Cycle": Fulfilled, Emerging, Urgent, Satisfying. It asks us to consider, connect and identify needs, feelings and where we are in the Need Cycle. Then it prompts us to remain mindful of the need for sustenance as we move through the cycle, noticing the subtle shifts in your physical sensations and emotions.

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Published in Trainer Tips

A chosen, interdependent world… In most cases, that's sure not the world we live in today, is it.  But it could be the world we live in tomorrow. And you can choose to be part of bringing that better world to life – to be part of a gradual, joyful transformation – simply by using the dynamic, living power of Dialogue.

 The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Production Date 11/21/2014
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 1
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Audio

Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian guide and ease you into a more natural expression of empathy. This is a three person exercise. Listen in and then give it a try!

This learning resource is free for all to enjoy until the end of March.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 30 minutes
  • Production Date 2/26/2020
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 1
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Practice Exercises
By focusing on NVC process and practice without factoring in the interdependent, systemic dimension we unwittingly diminish the power of NVC. We reinforce the dominant paradigm, rather than challenging it -- making NVC one more tool for compliance. NVC principles can turn against its own purpose in cruel ways. NVC could also empower social change. We'll need our attention on this matter if we are to contribute to transforming the oppression we face and our collective march towards extinction.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 15 - 23 minutes
  • Production Date 09/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
What don't we know about ourselves? Our unconscious contracts impact us, our shadow selves, and our relationships. In this snippet, Sarah uses her own unconscious contract to demonstrate navigating through reactions to today’s political environment. Listen.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 11 minutes
  • Production Date 11/17/2018
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 0
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Audio (Public)
Listen in as Sarah explores five common ways of bringing yourself back into balance after an emotional experience, and how an awareness of the difference between self-management and self-regulation can ease the process.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 55 minutes
  • Production Date 11/17/2017
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 0
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Audio (Public)
When blaming, we tend to function from the position of lone hero / self-critical witness. Listen in as Sarah works with a participant facing her judgements about others not caring for the planet.

Additional Info

  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 6 minutes
  • Production Date 11/17/2017
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 0
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Audio (Public)
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
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