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From Obedience and Shame to Freedom and Belonging: Transforming Patriarchal Paradigms of Child-Rearing in the Age of Global Warming

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 33 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
33 pages
What will it take to reclaim our fundamental relatedness with all things alive, surrender our attempts to control nature, and find a way of living that averts or mitigates the worst possible catastrophes awaiting us while it's still possible?

A List of Feelings We All Have (Emotions and Sensations)

Introductory Skill Level • Learning Tool • N/A
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
The following list of words are used to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to help you develop your emotional vocabulary and further support your communication with others.

The Shadow Side of Autonomy

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
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...

Awareness to Action: Creating Bridges Across Differences (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 10 -12 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
10 -12 hours
For many people, attempting to connect with others across differences can feel akin to walking through a minefield. With humility, tenderness, and courage, Roxy challenges your perspectives and encourages you to open your heart and mind. Roxy uses concrete examples and visual tools to illustrate complex concepts. The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Don't Be Nice, Be Real! (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 06:06 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
06:06 hours:minutes
In this dynamic 5-session telecourse recording, Kelly Bryson provides practical skills to balance passion for self with compassion for others. You will learn to apply Nonviolent Communication to stop yourself from being intimidated, giving in or giving up, abandoning your own needs or resenting others.

Living the Fullness of Life (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level • Video • 14-18 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
14-18 hours
How do we live each and every day from the “living energy of needs” – with the unimpeded fullness of life’s energies flowing through us, regardless of the conflicts or life circumstances we may be experiencing? Through developing deep self-compassion. How can we experience our inner world from a place of utter and total compassion? When we practice compassionate self-care, we create an inner...

Being Me and Loving You (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 6 - 8 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours
It is time to create true transparency, empathy and trust in your intimate relationships! In this inspiring telecourse recording, Kelly Bryson combines humor, music, group readings and experiential exercises to help you realize the fulfilling and intimate relationships you long for.

Cooperating with the Life Principle: Living the Heart of Life Unfolding (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 6 hours
Beginner Skill Level
Video
6 hours
If you're interested in learning specifically how and what you can do to live compassionately – with plenty of hands-on practice time – this course is for you. Observe actual demonstrations of Robert guiding participants through the transformational territory of healing and integration. The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Getting Past Childhood Trauma To Transform Your Chronic Jackal Messages (Complete Course)

with Susan Skye
Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 7 - 9 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
7 - 9 hours
Join Susan Skye as she guides you to experience profound transformation of the inner jackal messages resulting from childhood trauma. Discover how the limbic system of the brain works, and transform jackal messages stored there with compassionate connection. The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Stoking the Fires of Joy: Living with Gratitude (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 05:26 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
05:26 hours:minutes
Bask in this telecourse recording with Kathleen Macferran and explore ways to nurture and maintain greater depths of joy by focusing on gratitude. The reward? To increase your ability to live fully present to the joy in life, even in the midst of pain. The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 10. Take It to the Trees

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
One of the most important things you can do to live a meaningful and rewarding life filled with vitality is reclaim your emotions. Eric offers a tip to reclaim your emotions, rescuing you from the numb and deadening state of “fine."

Compassion: Mature, Astute & Courageous

Beginner Skill Level • Article • Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
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...

Taste of Compassionate Leadership Series: The Zero Step

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 00:41 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
00:41 hours:minutes
Jori and Jim Manske offer a process they call "The Zero Step," encompassing the characteristics of warmth toward self and other, care for the vitality of both yourself and other(s), wonder/interest, vulnerability and empathy, which leads directly to connection requestsand an openness to outcome.

What the World Needs

Beginner Skill Level • Article • 3 pages
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 pages
In this written transcript of a live presentation, Inbal Kashtan shares how she first became aware of poverty. She explains how empathy is a vital and powerful force for creating peace in our world today, and a powerful means of creating a world that works for all of us.

Integration of Inner and Outer: Our Relationship to ALL of Life (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 6 - 9 hours
Beginner Skill Level
Video
6 - 9 hours
During this course, you'll deeply examine this process of blending and integrating your inner and outer selves. Not only will you explore various states of being, such as defensive / protective and being / essence, you'll: Delve into the primary levels of relationship: to others, to the world and to Life; Acquire tools for transforming resistance into unconditional acceptance; Experience the...

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