Colloquial NVC Options

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  2 pages
How can we express ourselves in a way that supports a natural flow of connection while maintaining a focus on NVC consciousness? This handout from CNVC Certified Trainer, Miki Kashtan, offers seven options that support NVC enthusiasts in evolving from classical to colloquial NVC language.
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Feelings and Needs Cards

Beginner Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  N/A
These downloadable cards are graciously offered to help busy parents who want more time and less struggle.
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Feelings We All Have

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Introductory Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  N/A
The following list of words are used to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to help you develop your emotional vocabulary and further support your communication with others.
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Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Introductory Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  3 pages
NVC practice is based on several key assumptions and intentions. When we live based on these assumptions and intentions, self-connection and connection with others become increasingly possible and easy, helping us contribute to a world where everyone’s needs are attended to peacefully.
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Needs We All Have

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Introductory Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  N/A
In a Nonviolent Communication model, we believe that everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need. That means that all actions or words are in service to a deep internal need. The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive.
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Nonviolent Communication Circle of Life

Introductory Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  N/A
The NVC Circle of Life is a mandala illustrating the process and consciousness of Nonviolent Communication. Mandala literally means "sacred circle" and symbolizes wholeness, balance and harmony.
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Self Assessment Matrix

All Skill Levels  •  Learning Tool  •  00:28 hours:minutes
This self-assessment Matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.
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The 4-Part Nonviolent Communication Process

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Introductory Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  N/A
There are four components to the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, as shown below. The 4-Part Nonviolent Communication Process can guide you to express how you are, or they can be used to empathically receive how another is.
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The Four D's of Disconnection

Introductory Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  1 page
Learn to recognize four forms of thinking and speaking that are likely to lead to disconnection.
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