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Finding Your Way Through Hard Times

Article •  2 - 3 minutes • 
Introductory Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes

What have you lost this year during this COVID-19 pandemic? Are you grieving too? Recognition of loss can helped contextualize our emotions. When we can meet grief with understanding, patience and tenderness, when we create space to mourn our losses -- and to begin to process, heal and metabolize loss. This can helps us make sense of change and orient to a new reality. Grief is a longing for what we love.


Exercise In Self Compassion

Practice Exercise •  1- 3 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1- 3 minutes

With this exercise you'll choose an experience you had with someone where your needs were not met. You'll work with the related feelings, judgements, values, and feeling the fullness of the need even though it was not met, plus any sadness that may arise.


Integrating Our Relationship To Gratitude And Mourning

Practice Exercise •  3 -5 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 -5 minutes

Integrating a full living involves grief/mourning and gratitude. Here we'll more deeply integrate inner and outer dimensions of gratitude and grief. In any experience there's the outer aspect, an event that occurs in life. And there's the inner response to the outer event. When we judge the outer positively or negatively we're in tension or resistance to our experience. Here we'll explore a more integrated mode of experiencing.


Mourning Our Losses

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

Trainer Tip: Mourning enables us to heal the pain and gain clarity about how to meet our needs in the present moment.


Mourning and Celebration: Two Sides of Gratitude

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

Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor.  In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.


NVC Life Hacks 6: Mourning

Video •  4 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes

Mourning is not just a process that happens after someone dies: it's an experience we go through with loss of any kind. Here, Shantigarbha offers us seven tips for working with mourning and healing.


Dealing with Loss: Engaging with Someone’s Grief for the World

Video •  9 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes

When faced with someone’s grief for the world, how do you engage with them in a way that is informed? In this session, Kristin suggests exploring what they might be grieving… what they’re afraid of losing… and what it is that they love.