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Some people assume that restorative circles and mediation are synonymous. Ceri, Jo, and Sarah are here to show that they are much more different than some may think. Watch this video to understand the distinctions around roles, settings, processes, and the people involved in mediation versus restorative circles.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 2 minutes
  • Production Date 12/2022

Watch Jim and Jori Manske in this video as they share three key learnings about collaborating effectively.

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  • Duration 43 minutes
  • Date Added 6/30/2022
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This video with Jim and Jori Manske explores how to navigate polarizing conversations.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 53 minutes
  • Date Added 13/12/2022
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Trainer Tip: The better you connect with your child’s needs, the more you will defuse the power struggle. If he wants to behave in a way you don't like, start by understanding what's going on with him by making empathic guesses. Doing this out loud can expand your child’s emotional vocabulary and show that his needs matter to you, and build his trust. Once you learn what's going on with him, create a strategy that values both your needs.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 11/25/2022
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  • Payee Mary Mackenzie
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Trainer Tip: Notice when you're tempted to wield physical, emotional, and intellectual power to get your children to do what you want. This coercion or force may bring short term ease, but long term it can be counterproductive. Ask yourself “What do I want my child to do?” and “What do I want my child’s reasons for doing it to be?”. Then consider ways to help them connect to their intrinsic motivation for doing it.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 11/25/2022
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  • Payee Mary Mackenzie
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Trainer Tip: Punitive use of force stems from a belief that people behave in certain ways because they're bad, and that they need to be punished to mend their ways. One way to punish is to judge them. In contrast, protective use of force stems from a desire to prevent injury or injustice. It focuses on protecting people’s rights and well-being, not judging their behavior.

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  • Skill Level Introductory Skill level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 11/23/2022
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  • Payee Mary Mackenzie
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Trainer Tip: If you are motivated by fear, guilt, blame or shame, your actions will usually be motivated by avoiding pain. The best way to experience permanent, lifelong change is to focus on how your life will improve when you make a change. Notice when you attempt to motivate yourself and others with guilt, blame, or shame today, and then look for motivations that enrich life instead.

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  • Skill Level Introductory Skill level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 11/23/2022
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  • Payee Mary Mackenzie
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Trainer Tip: The surest way to enjoy life is to do things that meet your needs. If you don’t enjoy a particular activity, consider the need you hope to meet by doing it. For instance, for each item you want to do consider the needs you're trying to meet. Connect to the joy of that need. Then for each ask: “How would I feel if I delayed finishing this item?”. Consider which items you want to continue, pause, or reprioritize. This can help increase life enjoyment.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 11/23/2022
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  • Payee Mary Mackenzie
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Trainer Tip: Notice where you're judging or blaming people for not meeting your needs. Strive instead to notice and name the related feelings and needs longing to be met. Ask a question to check with the other person about what they want and need. This can open up the conversation towards mutually beneficial solutions.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 11/23/2022
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  • Payee Mary Mackenzie
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Research shows that couples with a secure bond experience arguments that are shorter, lower in intensity, and easier to recover from. Building and keeping a secure bond with your partner requires mindfulness and consistency: respond to what’s needed or supportive in a given moment; give them your full attention and affection in a spacious greeting; conveying care, consideration, and that they matter and are seen.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 3 - 5 minutes
  • Date Added 11/20/2022
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  • Payee LaShelle Lowe-Chardé
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