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Living In Joy

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 9/22/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
9/22/2022

Trainer Tip: When faced with doing a task that doesn't seem fun try saying to yourself something to the effect of “I do this activity because I value...”. Complete the sentence with related needs, then ask yourself if you still want to complete the task. This can take the demand out of the tasks. Next, choose accordingly. This can teach you about, or give you more access to, true choice in life.


Blame, Responsibility, And Care

Article • 11 - 16 minutes • 09/15/2022
Advanced Skill Level
Article
11 - 16 minutes
09/15/2022
One NVC principle is "stimulus vs cause" - one may be the stimulus but never the cause of another's feelings. When we're upset this principle can help us express pain without blame. However, when others are upset it's easy to slip into blaming them using this principle. Instead, we can hear their pain with care and heartfelt mourning - without guilt nor defensiveness, and whether or not we agree. All this is important if we're sincerely applying compassion. Read on for more.

NVC Life Hacks: 31 Learning from Limitations

Video • 8 minutes • 10/8/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
10/8/2022

Whenever we make mistakes, we're often beating ourself up in a way that breeds guilt, fear and/or shame. Nonviolent Communication offers a model based in self-empathy that lets you reflect, process and move forward without the guilt, fear and shame.


How To Find Your Center Instead of Defending

Practice Exercise • 5 - 8 minutes • 09/14/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
5 - 8 minutes
09/14/2022

Notice when you start to defend. Is your body tensing up? Feeling desperate for the other to understand you or your intentions? Find yourself explaining your behavior, giving all the good reasons why you did what you did? Trying to convince the other of your good intentions? If so, ask yourself: “Is this what I want to be doing right now? Is this really helping?” then practice one of these eight options.


Keeping Ourselves Open

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 9/19/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
9/19/2022

Trainer Tip: One of the swiftest ways to close our hearts is having judgmental thinking or looking to get our way. How open are you when you’re in this mode? The goal in peaceful living is to approach our relationships with an open heart. Start conversations today with an intention to connect with other people.


The Shadow in Human Relationship

Audio • 11 minutes • 10/2/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
11 minutes
10/2/2022

What don't we know about ourselves? Our unconscious contracts impact us, our shadow selves, and our relationships. In this snippet, Sarah uses her own unconscious contract to demonstrate navigating through reactions to today’s political environment.


Sex Is The Least Private Act

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 07/13/2022
All Skill Levels
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
07/13/2022

The energy of the most private events of our lives (such as sex) can ripple out and affect everything we do, like the ripples of a rock thrown in a pond. Instead of segregating -or sometimes denying- parts of ourselves, we can bring our blind spots and our shadows in self and relationships into the light. Having growth in a private life can transfer onto other areas of life.


Integrating NVC and Abundance Consciousness: How to Create a Successful and Sustainable NVC Livelihood (5 Session Course)

Audio • 5 hours, 49 minutes • 9/29/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 hours, 49 minutes
9/29/2022

If you are passionate about sharing Nonviolent Communication and want to create a successful livelihood in doing so — or create more sustainability and abundance in your current efforts in sharing NVC — this course recording is designed with you in mind!


Searching Together For A Way Forward

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 07/15/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
07/15/2022

It's tempting to shut down a heated conversation when it’s painful and overwhelming. What can give us strength to stay open to hearing and being moved, to being open to new possibility, is recalling the “triad of conversation.” The triad is self and other and then awareness on the third side of the conversation. Here we can return to connection, to what we share and need in common, to a searching together for the way forward.


Common Ground…How?

Audio • 14 minutes • 9/25/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
14 minutes
9/25/2022

Speaking with a united head, heart, and body is the epitome of internal NVC work. HOW do you get there? Listen as David demonstrates his formula for connecting all three areas: 1) ignition; 2) get the big picture; and 3) Break it down: practice, correct, practice, correct!


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