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The Sweetest Game in Town: Contributing Without Praise

Trainer Tip •  2-3 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2-3 minutes

Inbal answers a parent's question about praise and offers a perspective on how praise translates into the NVC framework.


Every Angry Message is a "Please"

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

Trainer Tip: Anger can be an opportunity to hear the "Please" behind the words and create a path to resolve conflicts compassionately.


Finding Our True Self

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

Trainer Tip: Accepting our true feelings, needs and values can lead us to a more compassionate life. Are you being true to yourself?


Modeling Behaviors You’d Like to Receive

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

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?


Use of Consequences to Change Behavior

Trainer Tip •  7 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
7 minutes

Ask the Trainer: How do I respond to people who believe that consequences are necessary to change behavior?


An NVC “Do-Over”

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

Trainer Tip: When we respond in a way that is less than our ideal in terms of using NVC, we don't have to give up and think we are no good at NVC or that NVC doesn't work!


Connect Before Correct

Trainer Tip •  2-3 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2-3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "Recently, I was sitting in my weekly practice group trying to connect to my reasons for wanting to give empathy to a particular person. She was telling us about some painful feeling she was having, but was not connecting to her needs."


Move in to Conflict - Don't Back Up!

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

Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed how often we back up when we find ourselves in a conflict? Or how much we try to pull away when someone is angry or in emotional pain?


Taking a Leap

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

Trainer Tip: "Sometimes we are dissatisfied in our primary relationship, yet the thought of making a change is scary, so we stay in it. Sometimes we think we're afraid to learn the truth, so we don't ask direct questions."


Embracing Jackal Thoughts

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "In trainings I say our jackals are thoughts and now I've come to wonder if all thoughts are jackals...?"


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