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In our fast-paced, busy lives it is tempting to practice NVC mostly with the left hemisphere of the brain, thinking through the steps quickly without slowing down to connect more deeply with feelings and needs.  Don't miss an opportunity to integrate the hemispheres of the brain and the valuable information from the neural networks in the heart and gut.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 01/2016
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Conflict is a normal and natural part of life. To varying degrees, it happens whenever two or more people consistently spend time together. Resolving conflict effectively and peacefully, in a way in which all parties feel respected and valued, does not feel natural for those of us who grew up with punitive, adversarial, or avoidant approaches to conflict. Eric offers some tips for approaching conflict.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 4 - 6 minutes
  • Date Added 01/2016
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Who does not want to be understood? In Tip #6, Eric shows you how to deepen connection and trust by checking your understanding with the person you are conversing with.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 01/2016
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Eric Bowers explains how needs and strategies correlate to different brain hemispheres, and how relaxing into our needs opens us to greater possibilities.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 01/2016
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When asking for support from another, you are most likely to enjoy receiving that support when the person giving support is giving from the heart—from a place of joy or delight. Inviting them to say "no" is a way of encouraging an authentic response, a response you can trust more fully.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 01/2016
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Eric explains how we can often avoid regret by getting empathy before making important decisions.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 01/2016
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Learn when to use the two types of requests in the practice of Nonviolent Communication: Action Requests and Connection Requests. Both are important when working through conflict or difficult situations and for building connection.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 01/2016
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Do you ever think you have the perfect answer for someone who is struggling? Eric offers a tip on how to approach situations like this.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 01/2016
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When you have intrusive thoughts about yourself and feel ‘crummy,’ Ike recommends using the Chooser / Educator map as a guide to lead you out of the primitive part of your brain and back to your prefrontal cortex. Both the Chooser and the Educator want to contribute to your well being, but in different ways. This map facilitates having a positive conversation with them.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 12 minutes
  • Date Added 01/26/2016
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Jim and Jori Manske offer insight into blame, how it arises and how do we handle being blamed and our own blame of others.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 47 minutes
  • Date Added 01/25/2015
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