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Healing Addiction With Unconscious Contract Work

Article  • 5 - 8 minutes • 01/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
5 - 8 minutes

An addiction to something (eg. opioids, fats, sugars, salts, cigarettes, coffee, alcohol, etc.) or a compulsion (eg. gambling, shopping, working, sex or love addictions) is often an unconscious attempt to soothe trauma - fear, loneliness and shame that's frozen in unconscious memory. The addiction or compulsion is a substitute for what we really need. It is an endless craving that's never enough. Read on for more.


Getting Past Childhood Trauma To Transform Your Chronic Jackal Messages (8 Session Course)

with Susan Skye
Audio  • 7 - 9 hours • 10/21/2010
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
7 - 9 hours

Join Susan Skye as she guides you to experience profound transformation of the inner jackal messages resulting from childhood trauma. Discover how the limbic system of the brain works, and transform jackal messages stored there with compassionate connection.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


Gender Through the Lens of IPNB plus Empathy

Article  • 4 - 6 minutes • 10/2011
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes

Our pattern-making minds make predictions about how best to survive in the world. So deep wounds from our past can influence our minds to make life long generalizations that harden into core beliefs about groups of people. Read on for a demonstration of how empathy can shift these wounds and thus the core beliefs.


Heartbreak For Self And The World Holding Our Broken Hearts With Compassion

Article  • 3 - 5 minutes • 02/2012
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes

When we're received with resonant understanding painful moments can lessen their charge and became part of the whole tapestry of life -- important but no longer able to hijack us into the eternal re-run of pain. When held this way, we can touch the memories with our attention the way one touches a newly repaired tooth with the tongue, searching for the old roughness, the old wound, but not finding it.


Change Is Afoot: A New Paradigm For First Responses After Difficult Events

Article  • 9 - 14 minutes • 02/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
9 - 14 minutes

One way to understand trauma is it means we got a blow greater than our nervous system can tolerate – then we move into hyperarousal, and then hypoarousal or dissociation. This cycle can continue long after. Here, we're not able to fully process emotional cues, information, our body, and others. It's important we consider re-writing the cultural paradigm of separation so that our trauma doesn't get marginalized.


Trauma and Sanctuary

Article  • 3 - 5 minutes • 11/2009
All Skill Levels
Article
3 - 5 minutes

One clue we have trauma is when we respond in a way we don't want (eg. being reactive, self sabotaging, etc). Even when we have high level NVC skills our trauma-related mechanisms can activate, and we can lose access to well honed NVC skills. Read on for approaches that involve healing trauma, and approaches that involve managing the effects of trauma and preventing additional trauma.


Adding Active Bystander Skills to Your NVC Toolkit

with Lore Baur
Video  • 44 minutes • 11/17/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
44 minutes

CNVC Certified Trainer Lore Baur asks: "Have you ever seen something happen that made you feel uncomfortable and you didn't know what to do?" That's the "bystander effect:" a well-researched and commonly experienced phenomenon. Training can help you overcome it, enabling you to discern what to do and how to support others in ways that reduce trauma and increase safety.


Increasing Your Capacity to Feel

Article  • 4 - 6 minutes • 01/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes

What's really going on underneath the surface when we bring or encounter blame, judgements, pain -- and thereby the inability to empathize, be present, attuned, or responsive?  Why does this happen even if one or more people in a relationship dynamic is working hard at bringing in an NVC response? This article addresses these and more questions from the perspective of how our brains are affected in our relationships.


Unconscious Contracts

Video  • 37 minutes • 11/17/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
37 minutes

Discover how our unconscious contracts limit our life energy and how we make a vow or contract every time we experience a traumatic event. Listen in as Sarah works with a course participant.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 14. Admit to it Too

Trainer Tip  • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

It can be challenging to tell people that you don’t like a certain behaviour or action of theirs. Even with supportive intentions and compassionate language your message might be difficult for someone to receive. Of course, we are not responsible for others’ reactions, but we are responsible to care about each other, and there are effective ways to express ourselves with more care.