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Acknowledging Our Inner Critic

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer Tip: Our inner critic judges ourselves and other people; and it is the most likely to get scared when we begin to make a change. It holds wisdom for us if we are willing to listen. When we acknowledge our inner critic and empathize…

Improving Relationships as a Primary Goal

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/04/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/04/2005
Trainer Tip: We can improve our relationships by focusing our attention first on connection instead of other stragegies.

Mourning Our Losses

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/25/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/25/2005
Trainer Tip: Mourning enables us to heal the pain and gain clarity about how to meet our needs in the present moment.

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…

The Jackal as a Teacher

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer tip: Why do NVC practitioners sometimes use the jackal as a metaphor in the NVC world? What can it teach us? Read on for more.

Connecting to Humanity

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 07/02/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
07/02/2005
Trainer Tip: We can expand our connection to humanity by considering the many strategies people use to meet our common needs.

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?

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 3. Get Empathy before Making Important Decisions

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/2016
Eric explains how we can often avoid regret by getting empathy before making important decisions.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 22. Lead Yourself with Compassion

Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes • 7/20/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes
7/20/2018
Eric offers some tips for nurturing and affirming ourselves as a daily practice.

What is Nonviolent Communication?

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer tip: NVC focuses on shared human values and needs, and encourages the use of language that increases good will -- plus avoidance of language that contributes to resentment or lowered self-esteem. It emphasizes taking personal responsibility for choices and improving the quality of relationships…

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