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In the Spotlight: Anger

NVC and Parenting"Anger can be a wonderful wake up call to help you understand what you need and what you value." - Marshall Rosenberg, PhD.

"Anger is a signal that you’re distracted by judgmental or punitive thinking, and that some precious need of yours is being ignored."  - Marshall Rosenberg, PhD.
Quotes by PuddleDancer Press. 

In this month Spotlight, you will find a selection of videos, audios and articles about anger, its importance, how to deal with your own anger and someone else's. You can start with the featured video of Arnina Kashtan "I Want to Leave When Facing Anger" as she provides a strategy for staying in the conversation when facing anger instead of physically leaving.

The Ultimate Romance

Article •  6 - 9 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
6 - 9 minutes

For the ultimate romance to unfold, as an expression of your care for how your words and actions affect others, prioritize digging into your inner work before addressing conflict with them.  This means doing the inner work necessary to get to the root of the issue, which can bring bigger shifts, more aliveness, love, creativity, inspiration and compassion.  This doesn't mean letting the other person get away with unhealthy behaviour.


What is the Shadow?

Article •  4 - 6 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes

What parts of yourself or others are hard to embrace, understand or even notice?  What parts do others have difficulty embracing, understanding or noticing?  Why do we condemn, loathe, hate, deny, judge, blame or feel shame around certain needs, feelings and parts of self and/or others? This article talks about the hidden parts of ourselves and others that shapes views and behaviours.


Increasing Your Capacity to Feel

Article •  4 - 6 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes

What's really going on underneath the surface when we bring or encounter blame, judgements, pain -- and thereby the inability to empathize, be present, attuned, or responsive?  Why does this happen even if one or more people in a relationship dynamic is working hard at bringing in an NVC response? This article addresses these and more questions from the perspective of how our brains are affected in our relationships.


Needs: A Foundation of Inner Freedom, Empowerment and Peace

Article •  3 -5 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 -5 minutes

The human needs that we all share are the foundation of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process because it is in connecting to needs that we find inner freedom, empowerment and compassion.


It Takes a Community to Raise a Relationship

Article •  5 - 8 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
Using his own life experience, Eric explores why we need support from others, what support might look like, and what blocks us from asking for support for our relationships.

Three Life Changing Choices Singles Can Make to Avoid Heartbreaking Relationships

Audio •  45 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
45 minutes

Join Eric, as he reveals a clear path from heartbreaking intimate relationships to joyful, thriving intimate relationships. Eric uses his passion for helping singles heal from their past relationships, to help you to experience more ease, joy and mutuality in future relationships.


The Heart and Science of Empathy (5 Session Course)

Audio •  6 - 8 hours • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Eric Bowers in journeying through the world of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) as he expands on the theories and tools from his book Meet Me In Hard-to-Love Places: The Heart and Science of Relationship Success. You'll discover why IPNB and NVC complement each other so well, especially in the powerful practice of Somatic-Based Resonant Empathy.

 


Prepare for Love (12 Session Course)

Audio •  9 hours, 7 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
9 hours, 7 minutes

Join Eric Bowers in transforming past relationship pain, coming alive in community and creating thriving relationships. This 12 session Telecourse recording brings together Eric's passions for Nonviolent Communication, Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology.


Self Empathy/Regulation Process

Practice Exercise •  30 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
30 minutes

Building your body and mind awareness can help you better regulate/calm your emotions.  Regular self-empathy will help you better regulate your emotions as well as increase your body and mind awareness.  If you are not aware of amygdala activation(fight/flight/freeze response), you will react instead of responding with choice. Use this eight step process to develop your self empathy/regulation skills.


Somatic-Based Empathy

Practice Exercise •  1-2 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1-2 minutes

Use this interactive empathy exercise to track the relationship and shifting of body sensations, feelings and needs as you note them out loud.


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