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Enemy Images

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer tip: Judging others can affect our ability to communicate effectively with that person, or enjoy the relationship. Translating the static judgments (enemy images) we have of others into our own and others' feelings and needs can help us move into greater understanding, healing, and…

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 9. Make Poetry Out of Empathy

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
01/2016
Nonviolent Communication includes a practice of empathy that involves listening for feelings and needs no matter how someone expresses themselves, and reflecting back the feelings and needs when it is helpful to do so. You can reflect back in a traditional NVC manner, or in…

Change Happens

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 09/07/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
09/07/2005
Trainer Tip: The needs we focus on meeting and the strategies we use to meet those needs change over time. Mary shares about the life-serving nature of change.

Taking a Leap

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer Tip: "Sometimes we are dissatisfied in our primary relationship, yet the thought of making a change is scary, so we stay in it. Sometimes we think we're afraid to learn the truth, so we don't ask direct questions."

Relating to the Value of Things Rather Than the Cost

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 09/27/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
09/27/2005
Trainer Tip: The exchange of resources, that is, exchanging money for an item or service, is enhanced and better appreciated when we are connected to its personal value rather than its cost.

Self-Righteous Anger

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 08/31/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
08/31/2005
Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed that some of your behaviors ensure that your needs for peace and relief won’t be met? Take judgments for instance. The more we have, the less peaceful and happy we feel.

How to Use NVC with Talkative Friends

Trainer Tip • 21 minutes • 07/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
21 minutes
07/2008
Ask the Trainer: "Could you explore why people 'talk too much' and how I could connect with them and myself empathically when I'm also talking too much?"

Finding Reasons to Celebrate

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/10/2005
Trainer Tip: Find ways to celebrate each day and enrich your life.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 1. Ask Before Offering Advice or Suggestions

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/2016
Do you ever think you have the perfect answer for someone who is struggling? Eric offers a tip on how to approach situations like this.

Losing Our Judgments

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer tip: Various life circumstances that can seem to be something that we don't want, and we may think of them as bad. And then later the situation may reveal that it's a circumstance that we do want, and we may think of it as…

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