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Emotional Regulation Strategies

Practice Exercise •  2-3 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
2-3 minutes

Emotional regulation is the consistent capacity to fully experience one’s feelings, particularly when they are intense and/or painful. Here are 36 practices that help with emotional regulation that can be done alone or with others. Read on for more.


Understanding The Difference Between Life-Serving Boundaries And Threats

Practice Exercise •  4 - 6 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes

When someone's behavior costs us, we may attempt to negotiate as much as possible. After some rounds of this, if there's no change we may reach a tolerance limit. So we may set a boundary for self care and clarity about what's unworkable. But depending on intentions and the way its said, this may or may not be a punishment to get even. Here, clarity about intentions, feelings, needs, actions and dialogue may support us.


Maximizing Success With Your Sustainability Plan

Practice Exercise •  1- 2 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1- 2 minutes

Use this exercise to increase your likelihood of successful follow-through with your sustainability plan, by releasing fear energy and developing support structures that help you carry out your plan. Here you'll engage the goals that pertain to money, meaning and self care.


Understand And Dissolve Obstacles To Setting Life-Serving Boundaries

Practice Exercise •  5 - 8 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
5 - 8 minutes

There are ways to reduce obstacles to setting boundaries. Notice unconscious ways you sacrifice yourself in order to avoid boundary setting. List of signs that a life-serving boundary is needed, but you're denying this. Realizing you consistently abandoned your needs may require time to process and mourn before you can set boundaries consistently. With practice, you can recognize boundaries care for yourself and others.


When We Need Empathy the Most

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

Trainer Tip: On a scale of 1 to 10, how is your emotional bank account? If it’s lower than you like, consider what you can do right now to bring it closer to balance. Everyone in your life, and most especially you, will benefit from this. Even 15 mins of empathy may nourish you with accompaniment and perspective, even when the issues or circumstances in your life are the same.


Don't Just Feel Your Emotions

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes • 
Beginner
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

To keep our life energy moving and growing we can find the resources to welcome and accompany various parts of ourselves with compassion and love -- as though these parts are very young children.  And even if these parts contain difficult emotions...


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 22. Lead Yourself with Compassion

Trainer Tip •  3 - 5 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes

Eric offers some tips for nurturing and affirming ourselves as a daily practice.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 13. The Eight Most Powerful Things You Can Do to Build an Inspiring Relationship

Trainer Tip •  4 - 6 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
4 - 6 minutes

What are the most powerful things I can do to build an inspired relationship? I answered the question with romantic relationships in mind; however, I believe the answer below applies to all important relationships.


Meeting Our Need for Rest

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

Trainer Tip: We all have different ways to meet our need for rest. It's important to notice when you need that time. You might know you need rest when you find yourself snapping at people on the phone, when you snap at your cat, or when you ignore your partner. Rather than behave in ways that you might regret, consider doing something that will help you meet your need for rest. Everyone in your life will benefit.


NVC Life Hacks 10: Winter Blues

Video •  3 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
3 minutes

Quite a few of us find the darker winter months emotionally tricky. If you're one of those sorts of people, here are three NVC-oriented tips to help you through to spring!


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