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The Long-Short Way, And The Short-Long Way

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 05/30/2022
All Skill Levels
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
05/30/2022
Some things may seem to take longer at first, but end up making things easier and faster. Other things seem easier or faster in the short term, but end up taking more time in the long run. This applies to projects, group agreements about process,…

Living Peacefully, Starting With Our Physical Selves

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/28/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/28/2022
Trainer Tip: When looking to create healthier habits for your body, consider what needs those habits support -- such as integrity, nurturing, or love. Then consider the ways your body supports your life, and if you want to live in harmony with your body. If…

Empathic Connection and Politics

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 07/15/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
07/15/2022
How do we talk to ourselves and with others about polarizing topics in a way that's supportive? Seek to understand and be understood rather than press for agreement. Bring mindfulness into the conversation. Slow down and use structure to support everyone. Release knowing the solutions,…

Clarifying What You Value

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 9/23/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
9/23/2022
Trainer Tip: Make a clear, conscious decision about what’s important to you, and then live from that place. This can support you to become less attached to being likeable or accepted, And less affected in a way you don't want, by others opinions of you…

Sex Is The Least Private Act

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 07/13/2022
All Skill Levels
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
07/13/2022
The energy of the most private events of our lives (such as sex) can ripple out and affect everything we do, like the ripples of a rock thrown in a pond. Instead of segregating -or sometimes denying- parts of ourselves, we can bring our blind…

Another False Dichotomy: Selfish vs Selfless

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 05/30/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
05/30/2022
If we’re selfish, all we care about is our own needs. If we’re selfless, our needs don’t enter the picture; others needs are the focus. But what if serving others meets our needs? What if being only selfish ultimately results in our needs being unmet?…

The Big Why

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/30/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/30/2022
Some questions will take you deeper and deeper to universal human needs when you toggle between them. Questions like “What do I need?”, “If I had that, then what would I have?”, and “If I had that, what would that give me?”

Heaven And Hell

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 05/30/2022
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
05/30/2022
Read this short Japanese parable that symbolically illustrates the outcomes of having a competitive mindset – in contrast to an interdependent, collaborative one where everyone wins. It’s a story that encapsulates part of the spirit of NVC.

Sustaining Our World

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 07/13/2022
All Skill levels
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
07/13/2022
Trainer Tip: The world’s people are consuming more of earth's resources at an astronomical speed. This is a form of violence, of not valuing everyone’s needs. Respect and support everything that lives, including yourself. How you can take less from earth’s resources and replenish more…

Searching Together For A Way Forward

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 07/15/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
07/15/2022
It's tempting to shut down a heated conversation when it’s painful and overwhelming. What can give us strength to stay open to hearing and being moved, to being open to new possibility, is recalling the “triad of conversation.” The triad is self and other and…

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