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The Power of Silent Empathy

Article •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Article
1 page

When Rita first learned about silent empathy she didn't know how soon she'd try it out. She was visiting her daughter and making comments about her life, analyzing her behavior, giving her unsolicited view on everything.


Attending to Inner Conflict

Article •  13 - 19 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
13 - 19 minutes

When we have an inner conflict, how can we bring ourselves closer where we want to be? Miki explains about how we can deepen our self understanding in a way that can transform our own reactivity, urges, and false either/or views -- so that we can bring in more presence, choice, and options.


An Invitation to Resonance: The Practice of Nonviolent Communication

Article •  10 - 15 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
10 - 15 minutes

Sometimes there are moments when empathy has no effect at all on one another.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains might be less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our nervous system and relationship with others.


What Makes NVC Hard?

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

Sometimes there are moments when empathy has no effect at all on one another.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains maybe less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our nervous system and relationship to others...


Connection Requests: Motivations and Examples Article

Article •  6 - 9 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes

 Connection requests focus on the quality of connection between people instead of on any particular strategy or solution. While the core motivation for a connection request may be connection with the other person, varied internal states and needs may help guide us toward different types of connection requests. Self-connection and understanding of our motivation in making a connection request can therefore greatly support our capacity for discovering and articulating what specifically we want from the other person that we believe may contribute to connection.


Celebrating Mourning

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

In a recent vacation in a Mexican village, I was surprised to find myself in the midst of a community in mourning. Two days before I came, a 21-year-old girl had died in a car accident. Everyone in the town knew her and was openly affected by her death.


The Price of Nice

Article •  12 - 16 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
12 - 16 minutes

Have you been nice? Well then you must be enjoying the reward: depression, intermittent explosiveness, job meaninglessness, ambiguous anxiety, low resentment and subtle self hate. The antidotes: honesty, passion and compassion.


Healing the Blame that Binds

Article •  4 -6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 -6 minutes

Blame is the game that protects me from the understanding that the cause of all my emotional distress, fear, shame and guilt comes from the part of me I call "the inner voice." As long as I keep the big bony finger of blame pointed in your direction, I can remain unaware of the fact that it is what I am telling myself about your behavior that is stimulating my painful reactions. 


Moving From Blame to Self-Responsibility

Article •  2 - 5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2 - 5 minutes

Often when someone else does something we don't like, it's easy to blame the other person. After all, we have all been trained to focus on fault when needs are not met. What can we do to shift that pattern?


Needs & Feelings List

Learning Tool •  2 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
2 - 3 minutes

This two page learning tool contains lists of needs, feelings, faux feelings, and feelings that might be mixed with thoughts...


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