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Vaccination and COVID-19: Restoring Togetherness

Video • 00:14 minutes • 2/5/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
00:14 minutes
2/5/2022

 Struggling to navigate needs between the vaccinated and unvaccinated during the COVID-19 pandemic? How can we disagree and still understand each other? Listen in as a participant engages with Miki about her struggle to choreograph people's divergent needs around vaccines, and enjoy Miki's tip for reflecting back understanding when we disagree!


Practice Tracking Various Living States of Being

Practice Exercise • 3 - 5 minutes • 12/30/2021
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
3 - 5 minutes
12/30/2021

Use this exercise to identify what state you're in at any moment, and as an exercise to grow capacity for self-awareness and self-compassion. Identify what happened, thoughts, sensations, feelings, longings, etc. Includes a table that outlines three states of being: Protective/Defensive, Vulnerability, Essence.


NVC Life Hacks 17: How to say I love you

Video • 5 minutes • 07/27/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes
07/27/2019

Falling in love is quite an experience, especially when it comes to that moment of saying 'I love you'. So what happens once you're in a relationship but still need to express the way you feel? Sometimes people feel like just saying 'I love you' is too impersonal or unspecific. So in this Life Hack, we give you some tips on how Nonviolent Communication can help set the mood with your loved ones.


As Things Get Worse

Article • 20 - 30 minutes • 12/30/2021
All Skill Levels
Article
20 - 30 minutes
12/30/2021

As we head towards impending collapse the relative ease, comfort and freedom of the global north will be harder to maintain. Because of growing anxiety including from people with systemic power, we can anticipate increasing attempts at authoritarian control over the population. We can see what's occurring now as dry run practice for what's coming soon. What may help us: finding choice, knowing when to choose death, and walking towards community and life.


Exercise For Saying "No" And Staying Connected

Practice Exercise • 1 - 2 minutes • 12/23/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1 - 2 minutes
12/23/2021

Ever have a hard time saying "no" to someone, or feel obligated to say yes? Here's an exercise that can help you notice where you are placing yourself as someone who "has to" say yes; the needs in the other person making the request; what you want to say "yes" to (regarding your needs and theirs) by saying "no"; what prevents you from saying "yes"; plus your request and how you might express it.


Time And Money: Reflection Questions and Exercise

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 12/22/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
12/22/2021

Use these reflection questions and exercise to practice moving from a place of scarcity to empowerment and conscious choice regarding money and time. The exercise will ask you to identify your thoughts, feelings, and needs. And it will ask you to identify both what to mourn and what next actions you want to take. It includes a feelings and needs sheet.


Working With Anger: An Exercise

Practice Exercise • 2 -3 minutes • 12/22/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 -3 minutes
12/22/2021

Fully connecting to the deeper need under the anger can transform and release the anger, without requiring the other person to do anything differently. From there, you can reach an understanding of the other person's experience, feelings and needs underlying the actions that stimulated your anger to re-establish connection with your own and the other person's humanity.


Dialogue with the World at Large (4 Session Course)

Audio • 7 - 9 hours • 1/20/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
7 - 9 hours
1/20/2022

A chosen, interdependent world… In most cases, that's sure not the world we live in today, is it. But it could be the world we live in tomorrow. And you can choose to be part of bringing that better world to life – to be part of a gradual, joyful transformation – simply by using the dynamic, living power of Dialogue.


Supporting Our Loved Ones In Living Authentically

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 12/22/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
12/22/2021

Trainer Tip: Sometimes the people in our lives don’t yet have the skills to speak directly about what they want. When this happens we can make guesses about how they feel and what they want. This can lead to greater connection and chances we all can be more satisfied with our interactions.


Six Ways That Support You Being Heard

Practice Exercise • 6 - 9 minutes • 12/30/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
6 - 9 minutes
12/30/2021

When you don't have a sense of being heard you can apply skills to help you can interrupt cycles of reactivity and resentment, and create connection. Let's look at six ways that will support you in being heard. These are clarity about the topic and needs; supportive conditions; respect for autonomy; sharing your intention; attending to emotional security; and making clear requests.


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