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Rooms in the Same House – Interweaving NVC and Buddhism

Audio •  48 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Audio
48 minutes

Find renewed aliveness and connection in your daily life through NVC and Buddhist Mindfulness practices. NVC can be lived as a Mindfulness Practice and consciousness that helps us be more present, open and loving to the flow of life within ourselves and in relation to others. Buddhist principles and practices can add depth and insight to NVC practice and consciousness.


Emotional Regulation Strategies

Practice Exercise •  2-3 minutes • 
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Practice Exercise
2-3 minutes

Emotional regulation is the consistent capacity to fully experience one’s feelings, particularly when they are intense and/or painful. Here are 36 practices that help with emotional regulation that can be done alone or with others. Read on for more.


How To Deal With Ourselves When We Are Less Than Perfect

Practice Exercise •  30 minutes • 
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Practice Exercise
30 minutes

How we treat ourselves when we fall short of our own ideals, desires and hopes can profoundly affect the quality of our lives. Learn how to identify your triggers and reactions, to mourn falling short, and to practice self-connection and self-empathy. 


Practice Tracking Various Living States of Being

Practice Exercise •  3 - 5 minutes • 
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Practice Exercise
3 - 5 minutes

Use this exercise to identify what state you're in at any moment, and as an exercise to grow capacity for self-awareness and self-compassion. Identify what happened, thoughts, sensations, feelings, longings, etc. Includes a table that outlines three states of being: Protective/Defensive, Vulnerability, Essence.


Inner Space And Compassion

Practice Exercise •  1- 2 minutes • 
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Practice Exercise
1- 2 minutes

Here's guidance on how to approach your inner experience when triggered or stuck in a distressing life experience. Self-Compassion in life can be experienced as: "There is room for life experience in me. There is an open space for ‘what is’ to be fully present in my inner experience". This exercise is more about tracing your felt experience than verbalizing it.


Exploring Your Connection To Life And To Your Life Purpose

Practice Exercise •  1 - 2 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
1 - 2 minutes

Here are some questions to support you in exploring your connection to life, your life purpose. Here we briefly touch upon what blocks you, your gratitude, strengths, passions, and what you’re committed to.


Unconditional Self-Acceptance: A Simple Daily Practice

Practice Exercise •  3 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 minutes

Here's a daily self-acceptance practice you can bring into your life whenever you are experiencing pain, tension, contraction, lack of fulfillment, or unmet needs or values. Giving your often undesired experiences space can be a path to greater inner connection and peace.


Repair: Responding To A Lack Of Empathy

Practice Exercise •  4 -6 minutes • 
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Practice Exercise
4 -6 minutes

When someone stimulates your pain, you may want them to express care and empathy for your experience. If they're unwilling, you may resent it. You may forget the power of many strategies to meet a need, and you lose your agency. This can lead to reactive habits in you -- such as pleading, demanding, or attacking. Here are reasons you may not be getting an apology or empathy, and what options you have in moving forward.


Meeting Our Need for Trust

Trainer Tip •  1-2 minutes • 
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Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes

Trainer Tip: When you suspect someone is lying, consider how it may be less important what the truth is. Instead, notice whether your need for trust is met. Without blame, nor labelling. you can make specific requests to meet your needs, while also respecting the other person’s needs. Read on for more.


Stopping: Practicing Awareness of Thinking

Trainer Tip •  1 - 2 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Here's a practice for cultivating more awareness of our thinking and choices, when our feelings and thoughts become stimulated.


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