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Paying Attention In Troubled Times

Article •  5 - 8 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
5 - 8 minutes

Our world is facing stressful times. And the more stress you experience, the less resourced you can become. But consider that you're not messed up, but rather, the challenges you bear is a response to manufactured environments and culture that are more hostile than they are kind towards our human souls and bodies. And so, let’s be clear. Let’s be discerning. Let’s be compassionate. Let’s pay attention.


Bringing Yourself Back Into Balance

Audio •  56 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
56 minutes

Listen in as Sarah explores five common ways of bringing yourself back into balance after an emotional experience, and how an awareness of the difference between self-management and self-regulation can ease the process.


ZENVC Exercise

Audio •  12 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
12 minutes

In this awareness exercise, Jesse approaches NVC from a Tai Chi or Zen perspective, enabling you to witness what is in relationship to a specific focus. He draws attention to the lived experience of an object rather than using words as a substitute for the felt experience. Listen in.


Setting Intentions Instead of Resolutions

Audio •  8 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes

How have have you suffered by making resolutions, and not going as far with them as you wanted? Join Kristin in setting three intentions instead of resolutions: one for your body, one for a close relationship, and one for the larger world!


Common Ground…How?

Audio •  14 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
14 minutes

Speaking with a united head, heart, and body is the epitome of internal NVC work. HOW do you get there? Listen as David demonstrates his formula for connecting all three areas: 1) ignition; 2) get the big picture; and 3) Break it down: practice, correct, practice, correct!


Healing Shame

Audio •  12 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
12 minutes

What do you do with feelings of shame? During this 12-minute excerpt from her course, From Shame to Vulnerability, Liv Larsson uses The Compass to explore the four directions you can move to when experiencing shame, and guides you through the different responses.


NVC Life Hacks 16: Recovering Perfectionist

Video •  5 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes

Do you just keep going with a task, even if your body is screaming for a pause? Maybe you leave tasks incomplete because you can't finish them the way you want? Do you not even attempt some tasks because you know that you won't be able to do them perfectly? In short, are you a perfectionist? In this Life Hack, we look at 5 tips to help any recovering perfectionists.


NVC Life Hacks 20: How to Receive Feedback

Video •  2 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
2 minutes

We all know what it’s like to be on the end of feedback that we receive as clumsy, unbalanced or even spiteful. We don’t have any control over the skill level of people who give us feedback, or their motivations. So how do we receive feedback without taking it personally, in a way that we can learn from it?


Somatic Practices for Embodying NVC

Video •  9 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes

How do you build new learning paths and change old practices? Listen as David presents the elements of somatic practice — including those that build new learning paths — and discover where that learning “sweet spot” is!


The Winds of Life

with Mina Mo
Video •  4 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes

Trees don't fight the winds of life; their movements demonstrate how to accept whatever comes your way. Listen in as Mina guides you through the Four Mudras – hand movements – that will open you to life in this excerpt from her course, Learning from Nature: Dancing Like a Tree.


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