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Self-compassion, self-empathy, and acceptance

NVC and Self-Compassion

For the month of December commit to a practice of offering compassion, empathy, and acceptance to yourself. Extend the same kindness and care that you might offer a friend to yourself. Even a single moment of self-care can impact your well-being. So imagine the potential impact of regularly practicing self-compassion, self-empathy, and acceptance.

The work of self-compassion is not about getting better. This implies judgment about the experience. Instead of immediately acting to make a change, listen as Robert suggests practicing unconditional self-acceptance through spacious presence to our inner experience. 

Mary offers two self-empathy exercises: I Love It When, and What Do I Want / Why Do I Want It. These exercises will help you deepen your ability to connect with self.

Inbal Kashtan speaks directly to parents about the impact of self-empathy in creating healthy relationships.

Nonviolence in the Face of Hatred

Article •  14 - 21 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
14 - 21 minutes

When Anita's sister reveals that the Ku Klux Klan broke into her home and dragged her out into a field towards a burning cross, Anita's commitment to nonviolence is challenged. Here, Miki highlights practices and lessons from her story of inner struggle -- including an insight about how, even in extreme polarization, our freedom and healing is wrapped up in others' freedom and healing.


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.


Self-Empathy: Healing from the Inside Out (6 Session Course)

Audio •  5 - 7 hours • 
All Skill Levels
Audio
5 - 7 hours

Ever wish you knew how you might experience more choice when you've been triggered, instead of being trapped in old habits and unmet needs? Wish you could REALLY heal old internal messages that tell you you're not good enough… not loveable… or not deserving? Join veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, Mary Mackenzie, for this 6-session course designed to deepen your ability to connect with self and heal your past through the process of Self-empathy.


Three Necessities for Integrating NVC

Audio •  1 hour, 11 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 11 minutes

Inspired by a talk given by Marshall Rosenberg, Jim offers an interactive exploration of powerful strategies for making NVC an integral part of your everyday life.


Integration of Inner and Outer: Our Relationship to ALL of Life (5 Session Course)

Audio •  6 - 9 hours • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 - 9 hours

During this course, you'll deeply examine this process of blending and integrating your inner and outer selves. Not only will you explore various states of being, such as defensive / protective and being / essence, you'll delve into the primary levels of relationship: to others, to the world and to life,  acquire tools for transforming resistance into unconditional acceptance, and much more.


Clarity, Compassion and Empowerment (6 Session Course)

Audio •  7 - 10 hours • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
7 - 10 hours

Living Compassion, for Robert, represents the spirituality that resides in every aspect of Nonviolent Communication. Its foundational principles are represented by three primary qualities or states of being: clarity, compassion and empowerment.

In this course you’ll explore – and practice – how the unfolding of inner clarity opens your way to compassion, which further unfolds into empowerment. Throughout this unfolding process, Robert will include maps and tips for shifting your everyday life from one that is relatively limiting to a life that is both transformative, healing and liberating.


The Zero Step

Audio •  41 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
41 minutes

 

Jori and Jim Manske offer a process they call "The Zero Step," encompassing the characteristics of warmth toward self and other, care for the vitality of both yourself and other(s), wonder/interest, vulnerability and empathy, which leads directly to connection requests and an openness to outcome.


Mourning and Celebration

Audio •  35 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
35 minutes

Join Jori and Jim Manske to explore, learn and practice an NVC approach to mourning and celebration.


From Suffering to Aliveness: Not Fighting Reality

Audio •  26 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
26 minutes

How we relate to life parallels how we relate to others! Learn how to have a more healthy way of relating to situations and people when your needs are not being met. Bob Wentworth offers some wisdom on moving from suffering to aliveness through not fighting what is.


Receiving the Word "No"

Audio •  34 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
34 minutes

Join Jori and Jim Manske to explore, learn and practice the art of receiving the word "no," re-framing it from fear into fun.


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