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Offering Presence For Repetitive Fears

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 9/24/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
9/24/2021

Three things can be helpful to practice when you want to contribute to someone caught in repetitive fears: self empathy, allowing grief for what you wish was true and is not, and empathy for their difficulty. You can also ask them what's helpful.


The Timing of Making A Request

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 09/29/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
09/29/2021

It's important to make requests specific and doable. Also, without a swift request immediately after we state our observation, feeling, and need in regard to the situation, the other person is left guessing what we want. Instead, a swift request can bring clarity and lessen the potential for the listener to become defensive or argue.


A Process For Changing Habits

Article • 5 - 7 minutes • 9/24/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 7 minutes
9/24/2021
Let's take a look at life-serving possibilities for changing a habit: contemplation of the benefits and costs of the habit, changing the conditions in your life to support the new habit, and taking support away from the old habit. Read on for more.

How To Deal With Ourselves When We Are Less Than Perfect

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 10/7/2021
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
10/7/2021

How we treat ourselves when we fall short of our own ideals, desires and hopes can profoundly affect the quality of our lives. Learn how to identify your triggers and reactions, to mourn falling short, and to practice self-connection and self-empathy. 


Flow, Decision-Making, And Conflict

Article • 22 - 33 minutes • 9/24/2021
Advanced Skill Level
Article
22 - 33 minutes
9/24/2021

Trust, flow, information sharing, and learning is reduced in conflict. Conflict can indicate incapacity in at least one of five systems that every group, community, or organization needs to function. Attending to conflict at systems-level helps reduce over relying on momentary connection that isn’t anchored in decisions about what comes next. When there's enough agreed upon systems within capacity, that attend to enough kinds of situations, we're likely to have little conflict.


Letting People Support Us

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/28/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/28/2005

We all love to contribute to others’ lives. We love to offer support because it meets our own needs for contribution, love, caring, and making a difference. For today, admit that you love to support other people, and that you would like support yourself. Let at least one person contribute to your life today. Read on for a related story.


Being Yourself And Asking For What You Want

Article • 7 - 11 minutes • 9/18/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
7 - 11 minutes
9/18/2021

Let's look at the resources, awareness, and skills needed to ask for emotional attunement, celebration, relatedness, perspective, understanding, advice, and information. This includes expressing appreciation for what's supporting your needs, strengthening a sense of worthiness, and awareness of your reactivity and intention. Plus, making requests that are clear, specific, doable and creates a heart connection with others.


How To Stop Arguing

Article • 9-13 minutes • 9/2/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
9-13 minutes
9/2/2021

Transform arguments with these steps: take responsibility for your mind, increase your capacity for discomfort, slow down, show up and remember your values, offer understanding, take risks, and speak from your heart. Learning new skills takes time, energy and effort. However, it’s entirely possible to radically shift the way we communicate. The key is patience, persistence, and taking it one step at a time.


Connecting Across the COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccination Divide

Audio • 1 hour, 25 minutes • 9/24/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 25 minutes
9/24/2021

Miki leads course participants in an exploration of connecting and understanding those with seemingly polar opposite beliefs and perspectives about COVID-19 pandemic vaccination. Miki demonstrates that to live nonviolently, we must include those whom we so strongly disagree with. 


Meeting Our Need for Creativity

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/28/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/28/2005

Anytime you create something new in your life, you can fulfill your need for creativity. Expand your concept of what it means to be creative. Read on for examples.


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