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Engagement And Happiness

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 11/16/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
11/16/2021
When we are completely involved in an activity for its own sake we are in engagement. Here, the ego falls away and time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one. Our whole being is involved, and we're using our skills…

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.

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…

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…

Reactions To Conflict Exercises

Practice Exercise • 1 - 2 minutes • 12/29/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1 - 2 minutes
12/29/2021
With these exercises you can practice identifying the reactions to conflict, such as fight, flight, freeze, the posture taken, what you see, hear, smell, touch taste and what needs are at play. They will also bring in curiosity about what next step may help. One…

Exercises For Transforming Rebellion

Practice Exercise • 1-2 minutes • 1/17/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1-2 minutes
1/17/2022
In these exercises, you'll transform your urge to rebel with punishment or reward. Punishing can include withholding love or other necessities, attacking verbally with insults or name calling (directly or with others), giving a "dirty look," or attacking physically. With these exercises you'll allow space…

Understanding Judgement And Criticism

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 02/11/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
02/11/2022
Judging or criticizing others indicates pain, unmet needs and a coping strategy. It distracts you from yourself and can give you the illusion of control. You may think you see more than they do, imagining criticism will bring change. But even a correct analysis won’t…

How To Create Supportive Conditions For Sharing Vulnerably

Practice Exercise • 5 - 7 minutes • 02/11/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
5 - 7 minutes
02/11/2022
Sharing more vulnerably provides opportunities for fulfilling connection. As social beings we rely on feedback to see our effect on others. We can get that feedback through body language, facial cues and words. To expand your capacity to share more vulnerably you can create supportive…

Working With Our Mixed “Yes”

Practice Exercise • 1-2 minutes • 1/29/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1-2 minutes
1/29/2022
For this exercise choose a situation in which you have said a “yes” to someone‛s request but you didn't experience your “yes” as given freely or joyfully. Then explore judgements, feelings, needs, and alternate strategies that come up in relation to your “yes”, your “no”,…

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…

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