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When you want to be heard, first check if your listener is available. This honors yourself, and the other person’s choice about listening. You need to be clear about wanting a particular quality of listening, and that you are willing to wait if that isn’t available in the moment. Read on for how to ask for listening in a way that can build trust that your request isn't a demand.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 2-3 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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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
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A big part of why receiving feedback is so challenging is because so few people around us know how to give feedback untainted with criticism, judgment, or our personal upset. But, if we wait for others to offer us usable, digestible, manageable feedback, we will not likely receive sufficient feedback for our growth and learning. Instead, we can grow in our capacity to fish the pearl that’s buried within. Here are three specific suggestions for how.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 7 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2010
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Listening is a cornerstone of dialogue and a powerful metaphor for spiritual practice. When we’re willing and able to listen, we open a conduit that allows connection and understanding to happen.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read Time: 3 - 5 minutes
  • Production Date 01/2018
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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What would the world be like if there was flow between all of us based on "mutual giving from the heart"? Using examples, this article offers models for us to follow that could inspire us to treat our NVC practice as one of compassionate giving and receiving.

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  • Skill Level Introductory Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 01/2018
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Sometimes there are moments when empathy has no effect at all on one another.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains might be less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our nervous system and relationship with others.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read Time: 10 - 15 minutes
  • Production Date 11/2017
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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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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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2018
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Sometimes there are moments when empathy has no effect at all on one another.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains maybe less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our nervous system and relationship to others...

Additional Info

  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 3 - 5 minutes
  • Production Date 10/20/2017
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles
 
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