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NVC Resources on Mourning


Integrating Our Relationship To Gratitude And Mourning

Practice Exercise • 3 -5 minutes • 1/29/2022
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...

Mourning and Celebration: Two Sides of Gratitude

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 11/2018
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
11/2018
Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor. In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.

Mourning Our Way to Acceptance

Article • 7 - 11 minutes • 04/2013
Article
7 - 11 minutes
04/2013
When something happens that we don't like no amount of resentment nor magical thinking will make it disappear. Instead, we can mourn to dissolve our own resistance, resentment, and numbness of resignation. Mourning can allow us to feel pain with acceptance, and without needing to be okay with what happened. Acceptance can bring us to a place where even all the anguish in the world is fully,...

Grief and Mourning for the World

Article • 5-7 minutes • 10/2020
Article
5-7 minutes
10/2020
As you witness injustices in the world, tension, anger, hopelessness, despair and more, may rise up in you. These feelings may lead to reactive thinking that doesn't contribute to healing nor wise action. Mourning is a universal need. If your culture pushed away grief and its emotional expression, you may have habits that block your access to the aliveness of grief. Read on for ways to give...

Dealing With Disappointment

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 12/4/2021
Article
3 - 5 minutes
12/4/2021
Disappointment emerges when there is a gap between what we want, expect or hope for, and what is happening. When this occurs it can be tempting to make someone or the situation wrong. Instead, rather than pushing against the flow of life we can rejoin it, non-judgmentally notice our observations and feelings. Plus we can nurture acceptance and mourning. We can also remember that what's...

Applying Mindful Compassionate Dialogue To Violence In Ukraine

Practice Exercise • 12 -17 mins • 03/08/2022
Practice Exercise
12 -17 mins
03/08/2022
How to maintain conscious connection and compassion as you grapple with the tragic violence in Ukraine? Here we'll look at dissolving enemy images we have, inviting mourning, maintaining self connection that benefits our global community, creating ideas for action, acknowledging the power of what we envision, and engaging in an exercise for applying consciousness and skills to an imaginary...

Dealing with Loss: Engaging with Someone’s Grief for the World

Video • 9 minutes • 02/22/2018
Video
9 minutes
02/22/2018
When faced with someone’s grief for the world, how do you engage with them in a way that is informed? In this session, Kristin suggests exploring what they might be grieving… what they’re afraid of losing… and what it is that they love.

The Spiral Blend

Video • 15 minutes • 10/01/2017
Video
15 minutes
10/01/2017
David explores how movement helps you hold your center when navigating challenging conversations. Example: Move to Wind ~ to calm your system; Move to Ground ~ to notice the ground on which you stand; and Step to Shikaku ~ step behind to practice empathic listening. Listen Now.

Nonviolent Communication Basics

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 07/2017
Article
4 - 6 minutes
07/2017
Here are some very basic forms and distinctions of NVC. It covers the 4 D's, OFNR, some NVC distinctions, tips, quotes from Marshall Rosenberg, and "feelings and needs" lists, and more. As with any art, these rudiments necessarily must be learned, practiced, understood, embodied and then let go of so as not to become rote and block creativity.

Neither Rioting Nor Colluding: Powerful Speaking to Create Social Change

Audio • 1 hour, 9 minutes • 05/19/2015
Audio
1 hour, 9 minutes
05/19/2015
Listen to Roxy Manning explore the barriers to speaking authentically as powerful voices for change, and practice these needed conversations about the ongoing violence in the streets of America.