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An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
Introductory Skill Level  •  Audio •  00:56 hours:minutes

An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

with Sylvia Haskvitz
Learn the fundamental principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and you will gain useful communication tools you can apply in all aspects of your life. This audio is recommended if you’d enjoy a short introduction to NVC or a quick refresher.
An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
Introductory Skill Level  •  Multimedia • 

An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

with Mary Mackenzie and Mark Schultz
Learn Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and you will experience more ease and joy in all your relationships! This brief introductory online course gives you a "taste" of what the NVC process has to offer you.
Effective eMail
Introductory Skill Level  •  Multimedia • 

Effective eMail

with Mary Mackenzie and Mark Schultz
EMail is a primary mode of communication in our culture today, yet few of us have been trained on how to write eMails effectively. Take this course on effective eMail and learn concrete, do-able Super Tips to enhance your success with eMail communication..
Introduction to Using NVC in Parenting
Introductory Skill Level  •  Video •  00:38 hours:minutes

Introduction to Using NVC in Parenting

with Inbal Kashtan
In this brief video, CNVC Certified Trainer and founder of the CNVC Parenting Project, Inbal Kashtan, offers a succinct and insightful overview for using Nonviolent Communication in your parenting role.
NVC Tools: Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests
Introductory Skill Level  •  Video •  00:28 hours:minutes

NVC Tools: Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests

with Wes Taylor
In this introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Wes Taylor discusses the two basic aspects of NVC, the consciousness and the tools that help manifest the consciousness.
Principles of Nonviolent Communication: Identifying Needs
Introductory Skill Level  •  Video •  00:54 hours:minutes

Principles of Nonviolent Communication: Identifying Needs

with Mary Mackenzie
Let this inspiring video guide you through exercises as if you are actually present at the workshop with Mary Mackenzie! The video opens with Mary leading you through an exercise that generates a physical experience of the NVC consciousness.
Personal Breakthroughs in Nonviolent Communication: Identifying Needs
Introductory Skill Level  •  Video •  00:03 hours:minutes

Personal Breakthroughs in Nonviolent Communication: Identifying Needs

with Mary Mackenzie
What are the qualities you value in your relationships? Mary teaches the NVC concept of needs to a group of people new to NVC, using a clever method she learned from Holly Eckert, a CNVC Certified Trainer in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Increasing Presence Through Observations
Introductory Skill Level  •  Practice Exercise •  00:26 hours:minutes

Increasing Presence Through Observations

with John Kinyon
John Kinyon leads participants through two Observation Exercises to strengthen their ability to be present.  Through the exercises, John distinguishes the difference between feelings, which are emotions felt inside the body, and observations which are witness to our experience.
Beyond Right and Wrong (Parts 1-3)
Introductory Skill Level  •  Video •  00:44 hours:minutes

Beyond Right and Wrong (Parts 1-3)

with Bridget Belgrave
Using a Powerpoint presentation, Bridget Belgrave, CNVC Certified Trainer from the United Kingdom, demonstrates the key principles of Nonviolent Communication. Starting with needs at the center, Bridget builds a visual structure of the NVC process.
Radio Interview with Bridget Belgrave (Parts 1-2)
Introductory Skill Level  •  Audio •  00:27 hours:minutes

Radio Interview with Bridget Belgrave (Parts 1-2)

with Bridget Belgrave
Bridget Belgrave, CNVC Certified Trainer from the United Kingdom, talks with an interviewer after he attends an NVC and Dance Floors workshop with her. The interviewer shares his reaction to the term "Nonviolent Communication."
NVC Role Playing
Introductory Skill Level  •  Video •  00:28 hours/minutes

NVC Role Playing

with Marshall Rosenberg
Watch this vintage video from 1993, as Dr. Rosenberg works with two participants to heal interpersonal relationship issues.
Developing Presence
Introductory Skill Level  •  Audio •  00:29 hours:minutes

Developing Presence

with Jim & Jori Manske
In this learning module, Jim and Jori Manske will lead you through a presence exercise, provide an overview of presence and give you daily exercises you can use to develop your “presence muscle.”
Developing Observation Skills
Introductory Skill Level  •  Audio •  00:23 hours:minutes

Developing Observation Skills

with Jim & Jori Manske
In this introductory audio with CNVC Certified Trainers, Jim and Jori Manske, you will learn the difference between an observation and an evaluation, and how discerning between the two improves your ability to stay present in the moment. Included are daily practices for developing your observational skills.
Feeling Awareness
Introductory Skill Level  •  Audio •  00:44 hours:minutes

Feeling Awareness

with Jim & Jori Manske
In this intriguing audio, Jim and Jori Manske create a framework for growing your feeling awareness, and offer daily practices for working with your feelings.
Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
Introductory Skill Level  •  Multimedia • 

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

with Kathleen Macferran
CNVC Certified Trainer Kathleen Macferran introduces us to Nonviolent Communication through three different learning tracks: Classic NVC, Practical NVC and Youth Oriented NVC. This course is complete with video examples and loads of practice exercises-- a great way to start learning NVC, or as a refresher if you've already begun.
Simple Self Empathy Tools to Help You Enjoy the Holidays
Introductory Skill Level  •  Audio •  00:39 hours:minutes

Simple Self Empathy Tools to Help You Enjoy the Holidays

with Mary Mackenzie
Join CNVC Certified Trainer Mary Mackenzie to learn a few of her tried-and-true simple Self Empathy techniques, especially focused on the challenges of the holiday season.
How to Enjoy Your Family Holiday Dinner
Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio •  00:49 hours:minutes

How to Enjoy Your Family Holiday Dinner

with Miki Kashtan
If you dread holiday gatherings because of family tensions, you can find ways to excavate through piles of hardened judgments and hopelessness, build on your inner strength, and engage with family conflicts with open-hearted curiosity, greater presence, and connecting with what really matters to everyone.
Key Facts About Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
Introductory Skill Level  •  Article •  7 pages

Key Facts About Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

with Puddledancer Press
Learn how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can improve the quality of your personal and professional relationships, one interaction at a time.

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    Course Date: 10/08/14
    Living Compassionately – it's the daily spiritual practice of living in the fullness and flow of life… consciously choosing to live awake and aware within each and every inhalation and exhalation… and experiencing each singular moment of everyday life, awake and ALIVE. Join Robert Gonzales for his tender exploration of how to hold onto the unconditional acceptance of What Is while remaining wholly aware of longings that may be flowing from unfulfilled needs.
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  • The Heart of Compassion: Relaxing Into Clarity, Unfolding and Integration The Heart of Compassion: Relaxing Into Clarity, Unfolding and Integration
    Course Date: 10/15/14 - 03/03/15
    Over the next six months, Robert will be sharing his process of Living Compassion in three unique courses.  You may sign up for the full 3-course package to fully immerse yourself in this powerful work at a discounted price, or you may choose which courses are the best fit for you.
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  • Clarity, Compassion and Empowerment Clarity, Compassion and Empowerment
    Course Date: 10/15/14 - 011/26/14
    During this life-enriching course, you'll have the opportunity to softly explore and practice Living Compassionately from three distinct yet tremendously linked states of being: clarity, compassion and empowerment. Together, you and Robert will examine how self-responsibility – clarity – is both the foundation for and key to living compassionately. You'll create a personalized map designed to assist you in developing a deeper understanding about who you are in your innermost spaces.
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  • The Blame-Free State The Blame-Free State
    Course Date: 10/23/14 - 12/04/14 (No class on Oct 30 and Nov 27)
    Blame can become a terrible habit – one that’s extremely costly both personally, socially and culturally. When you play The Blame Game there are usually only losers. Nobody wins, not really.
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  • Cooperating with the Life Principle:  Living the Heart of Life Unfolding Cooperating with the Life Principle: Living the Heart of Life Unfolding
    Course Date: 11/19/14 - 01/21/15
    If you're interested in learning specifically how and what YOU can do to live compassionately – with plenty of hands-on practice time – this course is for you!  You’ll enjoy eight pre-recorded video sessions (that you may watch at your leisure) and two live question and response sessions with Robert, and a lot of opportunity to integrate the principles Robert teaches.
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  • Dharma Not Drama: Meditations for Winter Dharma Not Drama: Meditations for Winter
    Course Date: 12/20/14 - 01/09/15
    Celebrate your strengths while you tune into winter’s energy of stillness, quietude and reflection. Like the plants in winter, we are stripped to our bare essence. It’s a time to conserve your energy while you reaffirm your essential self-identity and values, and connect with life.
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  • Live Telephone Practice Group Live Telephone Practice Group
    Course Date: Every Thursday
    Deepen your ability to live an NVC consciousness, and to foster community based on honesty and grounded in self-connection, with this FREE weekly practice group.
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