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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.

  • Lasting Love – The Magic and Mechanics Lasting Love – The Magic and Mechanics
    Course Date: 04/07/14 - 05/05/14
    Join Linda Rysenbry, CNVC Certified Trainer, for this uniquely powerful course that blends NVC with Dr. Sue Johnson’s empirically validated work on adult love relationships called EFCT: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
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  • Living Compassionately in Relationship Living Compassionately in Relationship
    Course Date: 04/16/14 - 05/14/14
    Transform reactivity into authentic experience and expression to create room for genuine connection and to enable your tender heart to greet and passionately breathe in the essence of life.  During this heart-enriching course, you and Robert will explore how to create these conditions in your life and relationships – and create a roadmap that’s personalized just for you.
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  • Introduction to Dialogue in the Workplace Introduction to Dialogue in the Workplace
    Course Date: 04/18/14
    Even though you and the folks you work with are all equally human, not everyone is equal in terms of power and position. This is one of the most challenging roadblocks preventing you and others like you from daring to engage in honest, open-hearted dialogue at work! Join this free course with Miki Kashtan and gain tips and inspiration for how to bring your heart to work – successfully.
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  • Introduction: Mediate Your Life Online Program Introduction: Mediate Your Life Online Program
    Course Date: 04/29/14
    If you avoid speaking up, go out of your way to avoid conflict, and secretly simmer with resentments, hurt feelings, and unexplored needs, this is the course for you.  Let John Kinyon and Ike Lasater teach you how you can change your life by changing how you respond to conflict.
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  • Mediate Your Life Online Program Mediate Your Life Online Program
    Course Date: 05/06/14 - 03/10/2015
    If you avoid speaking up, go out of your way to avoid conflict, and secretly simmer with resentments, hurt feelings, and unexplored needs, this is the course for you.  Let John Kinyon and Ike Lasater teach you how you can change your life by changing how you respond to conflict.
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  • What Would Be Possible If I Loved Myself? What Would Be Possible If I Loved Myself?
    Course Date: 05/06/14 - 05/20/14
    Join Kathleen for a gentle, compassionate exploration and embracing of your true self. Together, you’ll delve into what self-love is and is not. Get ready to gain joyous access to your beloved self and unleash your energy into the world.
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  • NVC in Business: Its Time Has Come NVC in Business: Its Time Has Come
    Course Date: 5/15/14 - 5/18/14
    There’s a revolution brewing and it will be led by people like you. Learn how you can bring NVC consciousness to the world of business to build more collaborative, productive and “alive” work opportunities for all. Whether you’re a manager, employee or NVC consultant – you’ll learn practical and effective “tricks” that you can use to get results right away.
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  • Create High-Functioning Groups Using NVC Principles Create High-Functioning Groups Using NVC Principles
    Course Date: 06/03/14 – 06/24/14
    Most of us know the thrill of being part of a high-functioning group – and the horrors of being part of a dysfunctional one!  Please join Jeff Brown and Mary Mackenzie as they show how to create THRIVING groups using the principles of Nonviolent Communication.
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  • Dharma not Drama: Meditations for All Seasons Dharma not Drama: Meditations for All Seasons
    Course Date: 06/20/14 - 01/09/15
    A full year of meditations on the energy of the seasons. Take a transformational journey from stuckness with life challenges, to flow and ease. Tune into the energy of life – your needs. Break through what’s blocking you with our caring community of NVC meditators.
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  • Dharma Not Drama: Meditations for Summer Dharma Not Drama: Meditations for Summer
    Course Date: 06/20/14 - 07/10/14
    Celebrate the energy of summer abundance. Cultivate the feelings and needs that are blossoming inside you. Water and care for your dreams. Learn to structure your life in harmony with the bounty of this season and nourish yourself with love, fun and laughter.
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  • Dharma Not Drama: Meditations for Fall Dharma Not Drama: Meditations for Fall
    Course Date: 09/21/14 - 10/11/14
    Clarify your values and priorities as you work with the cleansing energy of fall. As the trees drop their leaves, nature asks us to let go of all that is old to make room for what is new. Eliminate what no longer serves you in order to make room for what is most precious.
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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
    Anne Walton, Carlene Robinson, Mair Alight, and Roger Sorrow
    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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