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How to Survive the Holidays: 6 Communication Tips

Article  • 6 - 10 minutes • 12/18/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 10 minutes

For many, spending time with relatives over the holidays may be challenging. In addition to the love and care we may feel, family gatherings can bring up old hurts or expose painful differences. How many family meals have been marred by tense silence or devolved into harsh argument?


Equanimity and the Holidays

Article  • 2-3 minutes • 11/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2-3 minutes

If you're unpleasantly triggered during the holidays you may find yourself responding in ways you don't like. Start by acknowledging how affected you are to bring in more curiosity, mindfulness and eventually, authentic and discerning choices.


The Price of Nice

Article  • 12 - 16 minutes • 2000
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
12 - 16 minutes

Have you been nice? Well then you must be enjoying the reward: depression, intermittent explosiveness, job meaninglessness, ambiguous anxiety, low resentment and subtle self hate. The antidotes: honesty, passion and compassion.


Simple Self-Empathy Tools to Help You Enjoy the Holidays

Audio  • 39 minutes • 12/2011
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
39 minutes

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Mary Mackenzie to learn a few of her tried-and-true simple Self-Empathy techniques, especially focused on the challenges of the holiday season.


How to Enjoy Your Family Dinner

Audio  • 49 minutes • 12/16/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
49 minutes

If you dread family gatherings because of family tensions, you can find ways to excavate through piles of hardened judgments and hopelessness, build on your inner strength, and engage with family conflicts with open-hearted curiosity, greater presence, and connecting with what really matters to everyone.


Greeting the Holidays with an Open, Joyful Heart

Audio  • 1 hour, 24 minutes • 12/19/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 24 minutes

Please join us as we take a look at what disrupts our joy during the holidays… and discuss the delicious possibilities that abound when we declare our intention to "Greet the Holidays with an Open, Joyful Heart."


How to Energize Compassion in Yourself and Family Members this Holiday Season

Audio  • 46 minutes • 12/05/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
46 minutes

This holiday, shift your focus from what disappoints you to the true whisperings of your heart. Compassion is an inside-outside process. In this telecourse recording, you will experience four simple tools for savoring your own precious needs, allowing you to experience greater compassion and harmony this holiday.


How to Open Your Holiday Presence

Audio  • 48 minutes • 12/12/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
48 minutes

In this telecourse recording, you will learn and practice self-awareness skills to fine tune your attention to met needs; savoring feelings of well-being; expressing these feelings to others; and receiving other people's messages of joy, gratitude, inspiration and more!


Looking at “Shoulds”

Audio  • 22 minutes • 10/2007
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
22 minutes

Using real-life examples from class participants, Sylvia Haskvitz demonstrates the life-changing results of clarifying the needs underlying "shoulds."


Communicating with Family Across Political Divides

Audio  • 17 minutes • 03/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
17 minutes

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan talks with radio show host Hollis Polk about strategies for communicating with family members whose political views oppose our own.


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