Sylvia Haskvitz

Sylvia Haskvitz, MA, RD, has been a certified NVC trainer for 18 years and is a registered dietitian. She has facilitated meetings and offered trainings as a communication consultant to more than 150 organizations including businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and schools. She is the author of Eat by Choice, Not by Habit and her essay, “Enemy Images” appears in the book, Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves. She serves as the dean of educational services for Elucity Network, Inc., an NVC-inspired business and nonprofit consulting and training company

Key Distinctions (Differentiations) in Nonviolent Communication

with CNVC Certified Trainer Sylvia Haskvitz from Tucson, Arizona, USA

Recorded in 2003
Duration: 60 minutes

Deepen your NVC consciousness and skills through differentiating "giraffe" concepts, themes and habits from "jackal" concepts, themes and habits.

Learn these distinctions:

  • Natural vs. Habitual
  • Life-connected vs. Life-alienated
  • Protective vs. Punitive use of force
  • Interdependence vs. Dependence
  • Self discipline vs. Obedience
  • Respect for Authority vs. Fear of Authority
  • Vulnerability vs. Weakness
  • Power with vs. Power over
  • Value judgment vs. Moralistic judgment
  • Being giraffe vs. Doing giraffe
  • Giraffe honesty vs. Jackal honesty
  • Idiomatic vs. Classical giraffe
  • Observation vs. Observation mixed with evaluation
  • Stimulus vs. Cause
  • Love as  a Need vs. Love as a Feeling
  • Requests vs. Demands
  • Appreciation vs. Praise
  • Listen to the learning material again and again
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