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Facing the Holidays in a Pandemic

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 11/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
11/2020

The pandemic asks us to examine the way we have always done things. It asks to try something new and notice what happens. This is an opportunity to ask why you have done holidays in a certain way and what needs it met to do it that way. Perhaps it is an opportunity to experiment and see what new things might arise. Read on for questions to ask yourself that might help you process your triggers, "should's", feelings, needs and dilemmas.


Core Beliefs and Gratitude Exercise

Practice Exercise • 2 pages • 11/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 pages
11/2011

Some of my core beliefs make experiencing gratitude difficult . For example, it’s difficult to celebrate others or myself when I think I have to prove my worth in order to be accepted. So much energy goes into proving myself, there’s little left for celebration.


Being Open to Feeling

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 06/04/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
06/04/2005

Trainer Tip: Most of us have been conditioned to withhold the expression of our feelings to some degree. Mary offers a tip to de-stigmatize our feelings and relax into our humanness.


NVC Tools: Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests

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Video • 28 minutes • 01/2007
Introductory Skill Level
Video
28 minutes
01/2007

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.


Parenting Series: Needs, Strategies and Partnership

Video • 9 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes
2005

Inbal clarifies the difference between needs and strategies, and why the distinction is important in our parenting role. She offers two questions to ask yourself if you're not certain whether something is a need or strategy.


Facilitating Connection

Audio • 59 minutes • 04/28/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
59 minutes
04/28/2010

Expressing ourselves honestly is sometimes scary because we can't predict where the conversation will go after we've made ourselves vulnerable. This recording will demonstrate how the power of our honesty is enhanced by ending on a clear and present request.


NVC Life Hacks 29: Inner Conflict

Video • 10 minutes • 8/8/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes
8/8/2022

How often do you find yourself stuck between two options? Do you go with option A or option B and what if it's a complicated decision that involves more than just a quick thought process? In this Life Hack we guide you through a process you can use when facing a difficult decision with a simple 5 step process, this meditation should leave you feeling more at peace and with more clarity on moving forward.

This meditation also brings in elements of brainstorming and ideation, so as well as reflecting on your needs, once the process is finished we hope you find some fresh ideas of ways to move forward.


Living in Full Authenticity

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 7/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
7/2017

In life, relationships, and organizations, authenticity is the bedrock of effectiveness. It can give rise to effective dialogues, information flow, intimacy, accountability, decision making and follow through. NVC can give us more tools to live with rigor around our authenticity...


Observation, the First Component of Nonviolent Communication

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005

Trainer tip: People often presume why something happened before checking with the other person. Instead, if we were to name the facts of what happened through observation without adding in our own judgments or reasons why we think it happened, we can more easily open the possibility for deeper connection with the other person. Read on for more on making observations.


Going Deep: Understanding Your Own and Others’ Deeper Motivations

Practice Exercise • n/a • 09/2016
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
n/a
09/2016

 One of the premises in NVC is that behind all behavior and expressions are Universal Human Needs as the deeper motivators. And one of the key distinctions in NVC is that between Needs and Strategies. Try Alan's exercise called  "Peeling the Layers of the Onion, " a process for uncovering these needs — the deeper motivations — that underlie words and behaviors we may find disturbing or puzzling.


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