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Feelings, the Second Component of Compassionate Communication

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

Trainer Tip: Take a moment to consider feelings, our conditioning about expressing or even feeling emotion, and the value of re-evaluating our relationship to feelings.


Groups Tip Series: The Value of Groups

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

Listen to Miki talk about the value of participating in groups, recognizing our inherent nature to do so, how industrialization has hindered our skills and the value of participating in a time when it's most needed.


What Could I Say or Do When Someone Does Not Talk?

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

Can you give me advice on what to do when people won't talk to me? I find it very difficult to discover what their needs are that aren't being met! Also, how can I be effective with people who don't actually want to think about why they're being the way they are?


Finding Our True Self

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

Trainer Tip: Accepting our true feelings, needs and values can lead us to a more compassionate life. Are you being true to yourself?


Connecting With Your Husband

Trainer Tip •  7 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
7 minutes

Ask the Trainer: My question is about wanting to empathize more with my husband. Sometimes we connect very deeply, other times he slips back into "jackal talk..."


Connecting with Someone Who Has Cancer

Trainer Tip •  6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
6 minutes

Ask the Trainer: I feel overwhelmed thinking of writing to someone with cancer. What can I do?


How to Interrupt

with Jeff Brown
Trainer Tip •  3 - 5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I feel a lot of fear or nervousness about approaching a neighbor who uses 'wastebasket talk.' Once she's engaged, there are only two techniques that interrupt the flow: leaving or interrupting."


How to Interact with an Angry Practice Group Member

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
  • Ask the Trainer: “I would like some suggestions on how to interact with a member of the practice group I started. This individual speaks and acts in a manner I interpret as angry and controlling.”

How to Use NVC with Talkative Friends

Trainer Tip •  21 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
21 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "Could you explore why people 'talk too much' and how I could connect with them and myself empathically when I'm also talking too much?"


Hidden Needs

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I've been feeling frustrated and angry quite a bit lately over very simple things. Can you help me get to the root of my hidden needs?"


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