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How I Continue to Mess Up Being an Ally

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

Working for racial justice is a shift in perspective—a shift in understanding and empathy that leads to a change in our actions: to listen instead of talk, to follow instead of lead, to yield rather than dominate. And to accept that I will continue to mess up. Part of working to undo racism is having the humility to know when our own understanding is limited. Read on for more this, and how it relates to meditation -- plus personal and collective liberation.


Five Core Practices For Meaningful Conversation

Article •  4 - 6 minutes
Applied NVC
Article
4 - 6 minutes

If you’re interested in improving your relationships, advancing in your career, or enhancing your capacity for change in life in general, communication is a powerful lever. Presence, listening, bringing curiosity and care, focusing on what matters, and pausing with silence, are all key. Read on for five foundational and advanced core practices you can start using today to improve your communication.


Offering Presence For Repetitive Fears

Article •  3 - 5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes

Three things can be helpful to practice when you want to contribute to someone caught in repetitive fears: self empathy, allowing grief for what you wish was true and is not, and empathy for their difficulty. You can also ask them what's helpful.


Contemplative Practice For Spiritual Insight

Article •  3 - 5 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes

A structured and clear contemplative practice can start with calming the body, heart, and mind for 20 minutes. Next, it contains at least three key elements: body awareness, clarifying what you already know, and consistent sustained attention. Celebrate and note insights, or any expanded perspective that pops into your awareness. Set an intention to notice these things in daily life and to practice further.


Developing Presence

Audio •  29 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
29 minutes

In this learning module, Jim and Jori Manske will lead you through a presence exercise, provide an overview of presence and give you daily exercises you can use to develop your “presence muscle.”


Developing Observation Skills

Audio •  23 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
23 minutes

In this introductory audio with CNVC Certified Trainers, Jim and Jori Manske, you will learn the difference between an observation and an evaluation, and how discerning between the two improves your ability to stay present in the moment. Included are daily practices for developing your observational skills.


Feeling Awareness

Audio •  44 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
44 minutes

In this intriguing audio, Jim and Jori Manske create a framework for growing your feeling awareness, and offer daily practices for working with your feelings.


Self Assessment Matrix

Learning Tool •  1 hour
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 hour

This self-assessment Matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.


Simple Self-Empathy Tools to Help You Enjoy the Holidays

Audio •  39 minutes
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.


Recovering from Reactivity

Audio •  30 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
30 minutes

Join CNVC Certified Trainers Jim and Jori Manske for this session that will help you minimize your reactivity and live in greater choice.


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