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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.

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.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 2. Cultivate Connection before Asking for Action

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/2016
Learn when to use the two types of requests in the practice of Nonviolent Communication: Action Requests and Connection Requests. Both are important when working through conflict or difficult situations and for building connection.

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…

Idiomatic vs. Formal Compassionate Communication

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 03/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
03/16/2005
Trainer Tip: When do we move from using the formal 4-step process of NVC to a more idiomatic, natural-sounding expression? Whenever we're ready!

Empathizing with Someone Who is Silent

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer Tip: When someone is unresponsive it can be an opportunity to bring in more presence and connection through empathy. They may be worried that if they speak they'll say something they'll regret. Or they may want to know that their needs matters as much…

Connecting Feelings and Needs

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 11/02/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
11/02/2005
Trainer Tip: When we connect our feelings to our needs, we put ourselves in a postion to get our needs met and mourn when they aren't met. Here's a practical tip you can practice daily to improve the quality of your life.

Mourning Our Disappointments

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/01/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/01/2005
Trainer Tip: Taking time to mourn our regrets and unmet needs can lead to a deeper self-connection and feelings of peace.

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 6. Ask to Understand

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/2016
Who does not want to be understood? In Tip #6, Eric shows you how to deepen connection and trust by checking your understanding with the person you are conversing with.

No Sacrifices, Please

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 09/15/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
09/15/2005
Trainer Tip: Mary explains why success isn't dependent upon another person's pain, by reaching for consensus instead of self-sacrifice.

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