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NVC Life Hacks 20: How to Receive Feedback

Video •  2 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
2 minutes

We all know what it’s like to be on the end of feedback that we receive as clumsy, unbalanced or even spiteful. We don’t have any control over the skill level of people who give us feedback, or their motivations. So how do we receive feedback without taking it personally, in a way that we can learn from it?


NVC Life Hacks 21: Shame and the fear of doing it wrong

Video •  5 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes

When was the last time you were in a situation with an overwhelming feeling of shame or an unnerving fear of 'doing it wrong'? Sometimes we get sweaty palms or a dry mouth, maybe we freeze on the spot or start an unhelpful internal monologue that makes the situation feel even worse. In this months NVC Life Hack Gesine takes a closer look at her own experience with shame and the fear of doing it wrong.


NVC Life Hacks 22: Embodied NVC Part One: Fight, Flight, Freeze

Video •  7 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes

When we're faced with certain situations we tend to go into a fight, flight or freeze mode. While these can sometimes be helpful and even lifesaving, they can also be crippling when the situation may not be life-threatening. In this episode, we give you some tips on how to shift into a more intentional way of handling difficult situations.


NVC Life Hacks 23: Embodied NVC Part Two Empathy Skills

Video •  5 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes

Welcome to Part Two of our 3 part Embodied NVC Life Hack series. Last time we looked at rewiring your brain to navigate our primitive mind and sometimes default reactions such as fight, flight or freeze when faced with conflict. In this episode, we're going beyond self-empathy and looking at ways we can empathize with the other person.


NVC Life Hacks 24: Bridge & Self Expression

Video •  7 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes

Welcome to the final video in our 3 part Embodied NVC Life Hack series. So far we've learnt about rewiring our brain from a flight, fright or freeze reaction to the choice of self-empathy, allowing us to centre and check-in with ourselves. In part two, Empathy Skills, we went beyond self-empathy to look at ways we can empathise with the other person. In this final instalment, we create a bridge from empathising to expressing.


NVC Life Hacks 25: Deepening the roots of self-empathy

Video •  7 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes

In this Life Hack, we're going deeper into self-empathy with a simple guided reflection that you can work through. This will be followed by a short exercise with a fill-in sheet led by Gesine and is something you can come back to as you wish.


NVC Life Hacks 26: Life-enriching education

Video •  4 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes

A lot of us picked up new hobbies and learning new things during the COVID lockdown. After recently posting a puzzle on Facebook, Shantigarbha ended up being delightfully surprised at the conversation it began around NVC in relation to learning and education. Watch the video to hear our tips and click see more for the solution to the padlock puzzle below.

My solution to the padlock puzzle:

042 seems to conform to all five clues.

Is this also your understanding?


NVC Life Hacks 27: Compassionate Parenting

Video •  4 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes

When the pressure is on whether that's rushing out the door for the school run or getting them to bed on time, it's easy to leave all our best practices to one side. Luckily Nonviolent Communication gives us some useful tools to add to our metaphorical parenting tool belt and today we're sharing 6 tips to help bring out the compassionate parent in you.


Life Hacks 28: Celebrating Life

Video •  4 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes

Sometimes life gets so busy that even the things you enjoy seem to go by without you receiving that feeling of joy. It's important that even when we are busy to celebrate life to the full. In this month's Life Hack Gesine explores 7 things to keep in mind when remembering to celebrating life.


NVC Life Hacks 29: Inner Conflict

Video •  10 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes

How often do you find yourself stuck between two options? Do you go with option A or option B and what if it's a complicated decision that involves more than just a quick thought process? In this Life Hack we guide you through a process you can use when facing a difficult decision with a simple 5 step process, this meditation should leave you feeling more at peace and with more clarity on moving forward.

This meditation also brings in elements of brainstorming and ideation, so as well as reflecting on your needs, once the process is finished we hope you find some fresh ideas of ways to move forward.


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