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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…

Recognize and Manage Reactivity About Your Cause

Practice Exercise • 3 - 5 minutes • 05/05/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 - 5 minutes
05/05/2022
When we care about our cause and want to mitigate disaster, we may become reactive. However, transformation comes through connection, rather than convincing, judging, criticising, controlling, and making demands of others. To inspire change, get curious about how they relate to the topic – and…

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.

Understanding And Recognizing Enmeshment

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/16/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
03/16/2022
Enmeshment refers to confusion about who is responsible for what. This lack of clear boundaries results in attempts to manage the other person's experience as a substitute for managing your own. When you think you're contributing to another person, but you're actually acting from enmeshment,…

Money, Meaning And Comparing Yourself To Another Person

Practice Exercise • 1-2 minutes • 02/23/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1-2 minutes
02/23/2022
When we compare we lose connection to our needs. When we move out of comparison, it paves the way to finding more meaning and sustainability. Plus, it changes how we use our time. In these exercises you'll reflect upon how it affects you when you…

How To Interrupt Gossip

Practice Exercise • 3-5 minutes • 05/05/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3-5 minutes
05/05/2022
Reflect on a time when you were either expressing gossip or participating passively. What feelings and needs were up for you at the time? How might you have interrupted the gossip with connection? When interrupting gossip it can take a few rounds of empathy and…

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,…

From Blame To Power

Practice Exercise • 12 -18 minutes • 02/19/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
12 -18 minutes
02/19/2022
Blame is opaque when we don’t reflect on it deeply. We blame when we don’t see ourselves as having power to shape things, and see others as the ones who can. Blame and how we respond to it, is both a symptom of inability to…

How To Understand Control

Practice Exercise • 2 - 3 minutes • 05/05/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 - 3 minutes
05/05/2022
When someone behaves in a way that you may label convincing, cajoling, guilt-tripping, threatening, analyzing, or criticizing, you may be tempted to guess they have a "need" for control. Instead, name what this person is doing that isn't meeting your needs. If it is a…

10 Ways To Identify Your Needs

Practice Exercise • 3 -5 minutes • 05/05/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 -5 minutes
05/05/2022
To learn to identify and speak from your needs requires specific tasks and practices. Here's a list of 10 learning tasks and practices for you to choose from. Some of these ideas include using needs cards and lists, working backwards from strategies and ideal scenarios,…

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