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Evaluations vs. Feelings

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

Trainer tip: Beware that your expression of feelings helps you own how you feel, rather than blaming the other person for doing something you see as wrong. Expressing your feelings helps the other person know how deeply this issue affects you. Plus it can bring more clarity and connection to all parties. Read on for more.


How to Express Feelings

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Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer tip: Feelings of hurt, anger, fear, and resentment can often sound alike. Fear and excitement have the same physiological effects on us, and are often expressed in the same body language. Clearly and specifically naming our emotions and the intensity level can help us resolve conflicts, with a much greater opportunity to get our needs met.


Feelings Are a Response to Our Met or Unmet Needs

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Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Our particular needs and expectations in the moment, influences how we feel. So if you are feeling hurt, sad, angry, or disappointed, try to consider what your unmet needs are, and see if there are other ways you can get them met. Today, track how your needs affect your feelings.


Don't Just Feel Your Emotions

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

To keep our life energy moving and growing we can find the resources to welcome and accompany various parts of ourselves with compassion and love -- as though these parts are very young children.  And even if these parts contain difficult emotions...


Self-Empathy: A Direct Route to Personal Healing

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Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: It is true that we cannot fully understand other people until we understand ourselves. Gain understanding and healing through self-empathy within the Compassionate Communication process.


Moving Out of the Hallway

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Intermediate Skill Level
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1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: The change you're looking for begins with a single step.


Finding Ways to Meet Our Needs

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Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: There are many ways to meet a need. Open to new possibilities.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 10. Take It to the Trees

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Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

One of the most important things you can do to live a meaningful and rewarding life filled with vitality is reclaim your emotions. Eric offers a tip to reclaim your emotions, rescuing you from the numb and deadening state of “fine."


Finding Reasons to Celebrate

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

Trainer Tip: Find ways to celebrate each day and enrich your life.


Enjoyment Redefined

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Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Mary reflects on the nature of happiness and its relationship to presence.