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Bringing a Dead Conversation Back to Life

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

Trainer Tip: Make a boring or "dead" conversation more interesting, meaningful and connecting. You can do this by connecting to the other person’s feelings, passions or desires. Read on for examples.


Empathy Buddy Guidelines

Article • 2 - 3 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes
1/2010

Here are some guidelines and agreements for creating empathy buddy sessions. Includes a list of blocks to empathy.


A List of Needs We All Have

Learning Tool • N/A • 2005
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
2005

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.


Teaching People to Love Us in Ways We Enjoy

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/15/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/15/2005

Trainer Tip: Q: How do we get the love we want? A: Ask for it.


NVC, Social Change and the Occupy Movement (Part 2)

Audio • 39 minutes • 02/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
39 minutes
02/2012

Ronnie Hausheer, an NVC facilitator who volunteers her time for OccupyVoice.info joins NVC Academy co-founder Mark Schultz in a discussion of her work sharing empathy, NVC training and mediation with members of the Occupy Movement.


Dialogues with Our Shame

Video • 45 minutes • 11/17/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Video
45 minutes
11/17/2018

During this session, Giorgos will walk you through a series of short, meditative practices and exercises designed to help you practice noticing, experiencing, and bringing shame to light — transforming it from a burden to a playful fellow as well as a portal to self-knowledge and internal freedom. You'll discover how the deep power of human connectedness can dilute the fogginess of sensitive issues, bringing them higher into your consciousness, and enabling the flow of life to pass right through them!


Connect Before Correct

Trainer Tip • 2-3 minutes • Circa 2007
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2-3 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "Recently, I was sitting in my weekly practice group trying to connect to my reasons for wanting to give empathy to a particular person. She was telling us about some painful feeling she was having, but was not connecting to her needs."


Zero Step

Video • 54 minutes • 11/12/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Video
54 minutes
11/12/2016

Jim and Jori’s Zero Step helps you focus your attention on your intention to connect, and then affirms your intention to live in the present. Listen in as they demonstrate the process — and learn about the benefits of using and cultivating it!


Witnessing Humanity

Audio • 40 minutes • 06/2010
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
40 minutes
06/2010

CNVC Certified Trainer Arnina Kashtan talks about what she calls "witnessing humanity," touching on the gift of presence, empathy vs. identification and staying present in the face of intensity.


How to Find Strength During a Crisis

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
03/2020

During a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, we can draw upon inner and outer resources: gratitude, awareness of our senses and breath, plus compassion for self and others. We can also expand our understanding to curtail fear -- and limit the amount of time and energy we spend fighting and resisting the truth of what’s happening.


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