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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.


Living Our Values

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/26/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/26/2022

Trainer Tip: Sometimes I wish others would make it easy for me to live my values. If other people would just do their part, I wouldn’t have to work so hard at doing mine. Can you relate? However, if I support peace in the world, this means I act peacefully because it’s important to me, not because it’s important to others. Identify your most important value today. Then live it. Notice how healing this can feel even just after one day.


Integrating Our Relationship To Gratitude And Mourning

Practice Exercise • 3 -5 minutes • 1/29/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 -5 minutes
1/29/2022

Integrating a full living involves grief/mourning and gratitude. Here we'll more deeply integrate inner and outer dimensions of gratitude and grief. In any experience there's the outer aspect, an event that occurs in life. And there's the inner response to the outer event. When we judge the outer positively or negatively we're in tension or resistance to our experience. Here we'll explore a more integrated mode of experiencing.


Help For The Cycle Of Overwhelm And Withdrawal

Practice Exercise • 3-5 minutes • 03/02/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3-5 minutes
03/02/2022

If withdrawal is your stress pattern, you likely want to belong and yet have habits of expression that others find uninviting. Instead, soften, relax, and open your posture and energy. Find something that will bring you to smile. Engage with others -- make eye contact, smile, walk towards others, say hello, and sit in an open posture. Let others know that you're a bit overwhelmed, but want to connect and are glad to be here.


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