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Expressing Ourselves Honestly

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer Tip: Be aware of opportunities to be honest holding the intention to connect with people. If you do this with the elements of brevity, directness, and respect, you can increase your chances of being heard. If they don't like your honesty, consider switching to…

Connecting to Self

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 03/01/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
03/01/2005
Trainer Tip: Q: How do we get the love we want? A: Ask for it.

Connecting With Your Husband

Trainer Tip • 7 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
7 minutes
Circa 2007
Ask the Trainer: My question is about wanting to empathize more with my husband. Sometimes we connect very deeply, other times he slips back into "jackal talk..."

Being Honest About Our Anger

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 08/29/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
08/29/2005
Trainer Tip: Mary shares how staying present to our anger and finding the underlying feelings and needs can lead to deeper connection and more satisfying outcomes.

Move in to Conflict - Don't Back Up!

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed how often we back up when we find ourselves in a conflict? Or how much we try to pull away when someone is angry or in emotional pain?

What Could I Say or Do When Someone Does Not Talk?

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 05/20/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
05/20/2005
Can you give me advice on what to do when people won't talk to me? I find it very difficult to discover what their needs are that aren't being met! Also, how can I be effective with people who don't actually want to think about…

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 8. Practice Self-Empathy with Your Whole Body

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/2016
In our fast-paced, busy lives it is tempting to practice NVC mostly with the left hemisphere of the brain, thinking through the steps quickly without slowing down to connect more deeply with feelings and needs.  Don't miss an opportunity to integrate the hemispheres of the…

Persisting vs. Demanding

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 12/21/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
12/21/2005
Trainer Tip: Persisting without demanding is the art of what Marshall Rosenberg fondly called "Dogging for our needs." We can learn to not give up on our needs and at the same time, refrain from demanding they be met.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 4. Invite People to Say No

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/2016
When asking for support from another, you are most likely to enjoy receiving that support when the person giving support is giving from the heart—from a place of joy or delight. Inviting them to say "no" is a way of encouraging an authentic response, a…

Modeling Behaviors You’d Like to Receive

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 06/24/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
06/24/2005
Trainer Tip: The ways that we interact with our children shape the way they will interact in their world. How do your actions model compassion, tolerance, and love for your children?

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