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Needs-Based Negotiation

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer Tip: When we create situations that value one person’s needs at the expense of another, we open the door for someone to lose. Instead, look to see if you can speak openly and honestly, value the other person’s needs, and create solutions that value…

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.

Staying Present in the Face of Conflict

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 09/13/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
09/13/2013
Jim and Jori offer a tip to stay present in the face of our reactivity to witnessed conflict.

The Power of Empathy

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 05/28/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
05/28/2005
Trainer Tip: When someone is in pain and lashing out, might be a time when empathy is needed most. Empathizing in these moments can be very challenging. Mary offers a few words of ecouragement for these situations.

Demands vs Requests

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
10/2005
Trainer tip: Demands are more likely to limit the possibilities and create distance between people. The trick to asking something as a request is valuing everyone’s needs equally. When you value everyone’s needs equally, then you are more willing to come to solutions that satisfy…

Considering the Needs of Other People

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 06/01/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
06/01/2005
Trainer Tip: Mary expands on one of the basic principles of Nonviolent Communication: valuing everyone’s needs equally.

Empathy, a Potent Healer

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer tip: Empathy, hearing feelings and needs behind someone’s words, can be incredibly healing -- and it can help us come to better understanding and resolution. Empathize with at least on person today. Read on for an example of applied empathy.

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.

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.

Connecting with Someone Who Has Cancer

Trainer Tip • 6 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
6 minutes
Circa 2007
Ask the Trainer: I feel overwhelmed thinking of writing to someone with cancer. What can I do?

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