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The Jackal as a Teacher

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer tip: Why do NVC practitioners sometimes use the jackal as a metaphor in the NVC world? What can it teach us? Read on for more.


Developing Your Tracking Skills (Part 1)

Video • 6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
6 minutes

Mary offers tips for developing effective tracking skills, including how the energy of the group is managed discerning the qualities of presence for each of the members, and monitoring group participation while striving for a balance of inclusion.


Prevent Misunderstanding--One Simple Strategy

Article • 2-3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2-3 minutes

Misunderstandings can be painful. We can easily avoid this by checking what the other person understood from what we said, and ask the other person to do the same. Doing this is especially important when it comes to planning, shared decision-making, and when emotions are strong. Also, the more someone knows you, the more they think they already know what you mean -- which can get in the way of really hearing you. Here are a variety of ways to approach this simple strategy.


Responding to Opportunity in Extreme Times. (Part 1/10 from the "Apart and Together" series)

Article • 12 - 18 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
12 - 18 minutes

This pandemic is an immense opportunity, and a dire catastrophe in the making. It’s a crisis within many planetary crises — during which, our habits as individuals, and as a collective, are challenged because they don’t sustain us. Now we are pushed to respond freshly and join forces in ways that seemed impossible before.


How do I bring NVC into a job that isn't suited for NVC?

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Video • 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes

What if you work in construction or someplace that you are concerned would not to be open to bringing in Nonviolent Communication(NVC)? The answer depends on what you mean when you say, "Bring NVC into business."


Valuing Everyone’s Needs

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer tip: If you are in a relationship (whether personal or work related) that you are not happy with, consider talking to the other person in an effort to connect about both your needs. Talking about it doesn’t guarantee that you will like the resolution, but not talking about it guarantees continued unhappiness. Read on for more.


Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Empathy vs. Sympathy

Video • 3 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
3 minutes

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan clarifies the distinction between empathy and sympathy.


Principles of Nonviolent Communication: Identifying Needs

Video • 54 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Video
54 minutes

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.


Aligning Our Strategies with Our Values

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: What do you value the most? Take a look at your actions and notice the values that your actions demonstrate (not what you want them to show, but what they do show), and see if they are in alignment.   Where there is a gap take steps to create actions that are in alignment with your values.


VIVENCIA: The Art of Empathic Intelligence (8 Session Course)

Audio • 9 hours, 54 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
9 hours, 54 minutes

In this telecourse recording, you'll learn to differentiate between cerebral empathy and intuitive empathic listening. Awaken your sensitivity towards body sensations and inner feelings to recognize the clear inner clues to your empathic connection.


Empathy: An In-depth Study

Audio • 23 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
23 minutes

In this audio recording, Sylvia Haskvitz, veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, offers an in-depth discussion of the Nonviolent Communication process of empathy.


Cultivating Vitality

Audio • 18 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
18 minutes

Learn how to use NVC consciousness to cultivate vitality, wake up your life and re-map your old patterns by blending NVC with the Positive Psychology work of Martin Seligman.


Dissolving Enemy Images

Audio • 34 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
34 minutes

Francois shares the benefits of living in the Blame Free State, the state of the heart that has no enemies. Dissolve your enemy images.


Protective Use of Force

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Mary explains the NVC principle known as the "protective use of force."


Creating an Internal Secure Base

Article • 5 - 8 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes

We each hold an internal model or set of expectations about how caring and comfort could be accessed in relationship. The ability to reflect upon and challenge our own dominant model of perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors --and to experience discomfort and vulnerability-- is a key feature of "security". If not, an "attachment reactivity" arises -- where sense of insecurity, separateness, and belief that love, and acceptance can't be trusted nor accessed reliably. Thus change would require intensive support. Here's a guide to help you reflect and access change.


Financial Freedom and Integrity (8 Session Course)

Audio • 7 hours, 32 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
7 hours, 32 minutes

Jim and Jori Manske went from poverty to financial independence in 8 years, and they’re making the process they used available to you! Please join them in this inspiring 8-session program to transform your relationship with money, scarcity and abundance.


Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Learning Tool • 3 pages
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.


Nonviolence In The Face of Rape or Assault

Article • 1 - 2 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
1 - 2 minutes

Here's a brief anecdote showing how one woman was able transform a situation, where a man was about to assault or rape her. She responded in a creative way that lead them both to see each others' humanity -- navigating them both to safety. As part of her ingenuity he ended up spending the night in her house, in another room.


Navigating Individual Requests That Divert From Your Group's Purpose

Video • 9 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
9 minutes

Mary illustrates how we can get diverted from our group's purpose by the needs of a single indvidual in the group, especially requests for prolonged empathy. Listen to Mary reframe these scenarios and offer three helpful tips for handling these situations.


Intention and Effect

Article • 12 - 18 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Article
12 - 18 minutes

When someone expresses upset about our actions, and we focus on our intention being seen and understood (e.g. "I didn’t mean to hurt you”) it doesn't support the speaker in being heard more deeply with care. Here we'll explore this dynamic in a way that supports more clarity and the possibility of greater personal liberation. Read on for more.