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When does identifying our or others' needs become a coping mechanism that hides the real problems that go unaddressed, and thereby reinforcing problems?  This article zooms out to take a look at how dealing with our needs in the absence of the larger picture can inadvertertly support unhealthy ways of operating, rather than become a healthy solution.  It asks us to see what could be hidden -- both on the personal and societal levels.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 7 - 11 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2018
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  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Getting "feel good" empathy can become an addiction. Even to the point of seeing people who don't offer empathy as "not being NVC". Rachelle urges us to notice how this view of NVC can be seductive, and even dangerous. In this article, she explains how we can expand our compassionate awareness when we go beyond equating NVC with harmony and empathy. She asks us to become more open to noticing others' experiences even if it challenges our personal and collective belief systems -- and especially when it upsets us to consider it.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 10 - 15 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2018
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  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Could our "need for autonomy" be getting in the way of "partnership consciousness" (as NVC is sometimes called). Could "autonomy" also block healthy relationships with not only ourselves and with others, but also with the planet? This article invites us to consider how "autonomy" may colour our NVC practice at the peril of our critical values. Values such as our care for impact, shared responsibility, interdependence, compassion, consideration, and more...

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 8 - 12 minutes
  • Production Date 01/2018
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  • Points 3
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When we don't like what someone is saying to us, sometimes people encourage us to hear their needs, and "not take it personally" -- and we're inclined to agree.  Could "not taking it personally" close our hearts and awareness to others, life and ourselves?  Rachelle Lamb invites us to take a closer look at what it's like when we attend to the situation from our hearts, and skillfully reflect upon our actions with tenderness.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 10 - 15 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2018
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  • Points 5
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Within the pandemic, limitations of our market economies are more visible. Extreme need is exposed when the economy is collapsing and so many people are without jobs. We can now see how it’s possible to direct resources where they are most needed, solely out of care and interconnection. This is a call to explore a more viable way of living, that centers relationship over transaction.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 22 - 31 minutes
  • Production Date 05/2020
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  • Points 7
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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