What is it that we are taught we can’t have, and what is it that we are encouraged to pursue instead? This guide could help you see through what's hidden behind the curtain of our societal conditioning.

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  • Date Written/Produced 11/2010
  • Duration Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
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There's the real need. And then there's the privilege that’s offered as a substitute for it. Privilege substitutes support the existing structure of society. It can look to us as if giving up the privilege would amount to giving up everything -- if we don't believe the real needs can even be experienced. If we connected directly to the needs, we could become subversive, agents of change.

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  • Date Written/Produced 06/2011
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David explores how movement helps you hold your center when navigating challenging conversations. Example: Move to Wind ~ to calm your system; Move to Ground ~ to notice the ground on which you stand; and Step to Shikaku ~ step behind to practice empathic listening. Listen Now.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 00:15 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 10/01/2017
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In the face of needs that are still hungry to be satisfied, we can expand our view, plus generate ideas and creativity that can find new paths forward.  Try these tips to transform our complaint into commitment for a change in strategy that works with needs...

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  • Date Written/Produced 11/2017
  • Duration Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
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Irmtraud shares the strategies she developed for herself to connect empathically even when someone is yelling at her.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 00:41 hours:minutes
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Trainer Tip: Many of us are afraid of our anger because we haven’t learned how to express it in a way that brings relief or that helps us meet our needs in the situation. Consider a different approach to anger, one that helps you fully express your anger and is more likely to help you meet your needs for relief, to be heard, or to be understood.

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  • Date Written/Produced 01/25/2005
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Trainer Tip: In Compassionate Communication, we consider needs to be universal. That means that while we all have the same needs, such as for love, support, shelter, food, joy, caring, etc., we choose different ways to meet our needs.

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  • Date Written/Produced 01/19/2005
  • Duration 1 page
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Connection Central: Nonviolent Communication Articles (NVC)
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