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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.

Taking Responsibility for Your Choices

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 06/21/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
06/21/2005
Trainer Tip: Giving up on blame and taking responsibilty for our choices is immensely empowering. Mary offers a tip for growing in this direction.

Extreme Gratitude

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • Circa 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
Circa 2005
Trainer Tip: When I am in resistance to what is happening in my life, when I'm having a very difficult time enjoying or just being with what is occurring, I like to offer up my gratitude.

Getting Our Need for Love Met

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer Tip: List specific things that would signify love to you. Based on who the other person is and who you are, how could your need for love be met? Being specific is important. General statements, such as “I just want you to love me”…

Meeting Needs While Caretaking

Trainer Tip • 7 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
7 minutes
Circa 2007
Ask the Trainer: Can all needs be met when illness limits the capacity of one person to meet the needs of her partner?

Getting Past Our Judgments

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 07/25/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
07/25/2005
Trainer Tip: Using NVC as a tool to transform our judgments can revolutionize our perceptions and relationships.

Differentiating Needs from Strategies

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
10/2005
Trainer tip: When we focus on needs further possibilities are more likely to open up. When we focus on a particular strategy, our world can feel scarce and conflicts can arise. Resolution comes when we value everyone’s needs and seek mutually satisfying solutions. We can…

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 5. Separate Needs from Outcomes and Strategies

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/2016
Eric Bowers explains how needs and strategies correlate to different brain hemispheres, and how relaxing into our needs opens us to greater possibilities.

Silent Empathy

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 11/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
11/16/2005
Trainer Tip: Silent empathy can be a powerful way of contributing to someone's life, giving them the gift of our presence.

Protective Use of Force

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 07/19/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
07/19/2005
Trainer Tip: Mary explains the NVC principle known as the "protective use of force."

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