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NVC Life Hacks 24: Bridge & Self Expression

Video • 7 minutes • 03/25/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes
03/25/2020

Welcome to the final video in our 3 part Embodied NVC Life Hack series. So far we've learnt about rewiring our brain from a flight, fright or freeze reaction to the choice of self-empathy, allowing us to centre and check-in with ourselves. In part two, Empathy Skills, we went beyond self-empathy to look at ways we can empathise with the other person. In this final instalment, we create a bridge from empathising to expressing.


Understanding And Recognizing Enmeshment

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/16/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
03/16/2022

Enmeshment refers to confusion about who is responsible for what. This lack of clear boundaries results in attempts to manage the other person's experience as a substitute for managing your own. When you think you're contributing to another person, but you're actually acting from enmeshment, there's inner tension and contraction. Read on for 16 common signs of enmeshment so that you can know when to pause and connect to your needs.


Serenity As A Consciousness

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/28/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/28/2022

Trainer Tip: Even when you hit deep emotional bottoms, instead of deciding whether something is good or bad, get clear on how you feel about it and what needs it will or will not meet. Let the Universe do the rest. Then take action to resolve any situations that are not enjoyable to you.


Exploring Your Connection To Life And To Your Life Purpose

Practice Exercise • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/01/2022
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
1 - 2 minutes
02/01/2022

Here are some questions to support you in exploring your connection to life, your life purpose. Here we briefly touch upon what blocks you, your gratitude, strengths, passions, and what you’re committed to.


A Positive Relationship With Reactivity

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/02/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
03/02/2022

With practice we can prevent reactivity from overtaking and harming: notice signs of reactivity, bring compassion to it, see reactivity as the misperception of threat and a distortion of what's happening, plus engage and pursue connection and the clarity to weaken reactive impulses. In taking responsibility like this overtime, you can live from your values and from care. And life can get easier for you and others around you.


The Nature of our Reactions

Video • 3 minutes • 4/22/22
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
3 minutes
4/22/22

Responding to our own reactivity is an inside job. Robert reveals how our reactions are often a secondary reaction to a triggering stimulus, and that accepting responsibility for our reactions can lead to less blame and more inner peace.


Shooting For The Moon

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/28/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/28/2022
Trainer Tip: In a Compassionate Communication process, we believe there are enough resources in the Universe to meet all of our needs. Most people are stumped because they can only see one strategy for meeting a need. Identify one need that you would like to experience more of and make a list of at least five strategies for meeting it today.

NVC Life Hacks 22: Embodied NVC Part One: Fight, Flight, Freeze

Video • 7 minutes • 02/06/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes
02/06/2020

When we're faced with certain situations we tend to go into a fight, flight or freeze mode. While these can sometimes be helpful and even lifesaving, they can also be crippling when the situation may not be life-threatening. In this episode, we give you some tips on how to shift into a more intentional way of handling difficult situations.


W.A.I.T: Practices For Presence And Patience

Practice Exercise • 2 - 3 minutes • 02/01/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 - 3 minutes
02/01/2022
With these practices make space before reacting to emotion or external stimulus. This can enable your capacity to respond from your self-connection to universally shared values. With practice you can create the capacity to temporarily put impulsiveness aside, in the service of connection with yourself and others, and in service of more informed and effective strategies.

Needs-Based Negotiation: 3 Stages Of Dialogue And 3 Types Of Reactivity

Practice Exercise • 6 - 9 minutes • 03/02/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
6 - 9 minutes
03/02/2022

When there's quality connection then collaboration and creativity generosity of heart can come. Then strategies honoring everyone’s needs are easier. This requires us to trust connection, hear needs, brainstorm, experiment, prepare, and hold confidence that everyone’s needs can be met. Needs-based negotiation starts there. What derails this? Feeling urgency, listening from our (dis)likes or opinions, and dire predictions.


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