Library Resources with status quo

We can choose our stories of interpretation, and how to respond. And while stories of self-sufficiency can (to a degree) give us more influence over our own lives, they don't erase oppression, war, nor climate change. When stories omit a lens that includes impacts of interdependence, oppression, and structural inequities, stories can also keep us disconnected and blocked from compassion for self and others -- and perpetuating an oppressive status quo. However, with this lens we can make greater compassion and collective liberation possible. Even as the outcome is unknown.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 16 - 24 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 05/2019
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Why does NVC practice, and NVC training/coaching, appear to be not enough to bridge divides between people? This article takes a look at the trickle down effect of our societal conditioning, what we can add to our NVC lense, and what we can do "upstream" when NVC doesn't seem to be enough. Additionally, the article talks about unseen constraints that men, women and minority groups face in organizational settings...

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 1/2018
  • Premium Members N/A
  • Points 10
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When does identifying our or others' needs become a coping mechanism that hides the real problems that go unaddressed, and thereby reinforcing problems?  This article zooms out to take a look at how dealing with our needs in the absence of the larger picture can inadvertertly support unhealthy ways of operating, rather than become a healthy solution.  It asks us to see what could be hidden -- both on the personal and societal levels.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration Read time: 7 - 11 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 04/2018
  • 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
  • Date Written/Produced 03/2018
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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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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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
  • Date Written/Produced 01/2018
  • Premium Members n/a
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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