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Flow, Decision-Making, And Conflict

Article • 22 - 33 minutes • 9/24/2021
Advanced Skill Level
Article
22 - 33 minutes
9/24/2021

Trust, flow, information sharing, and learning is reduced in conflict. Conflict can indicate incapacity in at least one of five systems that every group, community, or organization needs to function. Attending to conflict at systems-level helps reduce over relying on momentary connection that isn’t anchored in decisions about what comes next. When there's enough agreed upon systems within capacity, that attend to enough kinds of situations, we're likely to have little conflict.


Keys To Building Trust After Broken Agreements

Practice Exercise • 3 - 5 minutes • 12/2/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 - 5 minutes
12/2/2021

Building trust involves each person taking responsibility for what they want by identifying their needs, and making specific and doable requests that open a negotiation. Identify in what contexts you already have trust, what you want to be able to trust, and how you may be blocking or cultivating that trust. Making requests for specific actions of what to do differently can also help.


Grief and Mourning for the World

Article • 5-7 minutes • 10/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5-7 minutes
10/2020

As you witness injustices in the world, tension, anger, hopelessness, despair and more, may rise up in you. These feelings may lead to reactive thinking that doesn't contribute to healing nor wise action. Mourning is a universal need. If your culture pushed away grief and its emotional expression, you may have habits that block your access to the aliveness of grief. Read on for ways to give grief the space and support it needs.


NVC Principles

Video • 22 minutes • 11/2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
22 minutes
11/2007

In this 3-part video, Miki Kashtan discusses the spiritual nature of NVC, delves deeper into the NVC concept of needs and offers practical tools to make requests in ways that others are more likely to respond to positively.


Connecting to Humanity

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 07/02/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
07/02/2005

Trainer Tip: We can expand our connection to humanity by considering the many strategies people use to meet our common needs.


3 Simple Keys To Dissolving Reactivity In Dialogue

Practice Exercise • 7 - 10 minutes • 07/14/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
7 - 10 minutes
07/14/2022

Reactivity can be big or subtle. Pressuring yourself or someone to be or do a certain way without trying to understand them with curiosity, is a form of reactivity. Reactivity can create much damage in the short and long term. Catch it early –through discernment, transparency, and remembering that connection is key– and you can foster more open and fulfilling relationships.


Taking Responsibility for Your Choices

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 06/21/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
06/21/2005

Trainer Tip: Giving up on blame and taking responsibilty for our choices is immensely empowering. Mary offers a tip for growing in this direction.


Being Yourself And Asking For What You Want

Article • 7 - 11 minutes • 9/18/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
7 - 11 minutes
9/18/2021

Let's look at the resources, awareness, and skills needed to ask for emotional attunement, celebration, relatedness, perspective, understanding, advice, and information. This includes expressing appreciation for what's supporting your needs, strengthening a sense of worthiness, and awareness of your reactivity and intention. Plus, making requests that are clear, specific, doable and creates a heart connection with others.


Self-Empathy: A Unique Approach

Video • 22 minutes • 05/2011
Beginner Skill Level
Video
22 minutes
05/2011

Watch this video with CNVC Certified Trainer Jim Manske to explore the practice of Self-Empathy through a different lens.  Included is a unique four-step Self-Empathy process that culminates in a focus of gratitude.


Sociocratic Meeting Facilitation: For All the Meetings in Your Life (6 Session Course)

Audio • 7 - 9 hours • 10/29/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
7 - 9 hours
10/29/2022

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Greg Rouillard and Certified Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) Consultant John Buck for this six-session course recording to learn how to transform your method of meeting facilitation. Many NVC organizations have begun using sociocratic tools, including circle meetings and decision making by consent, with satisfying results.


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