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Why Can't People Just Live Peacefully With Each Other?

Article • 8 - 12 minutes • 4/2016
Intermediate Skill Levels
Article
8 - 12 minutes
4/2016

Perhaps human violence persists because we believe that violence is inevitable and there's nothing we can do about it -— even though there is notable evidence that this is likely not true. Read on for some research and theory on how cultures evolve to be collaborative or violent. Plus, learn benefits of collaboration and downsides to force, punishment, and control. These provide implications for how we might move towards a culture of more peace.


Teachers Expressing to Students and Colleagues

Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes • Circa 2007
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "I just started teaching in a public school and I'm not enjoying the violence that teachers express towards children and their colleagues. However, when I talk about NVC, most people listen but I feel they're either not understanding it or ..."


Taking Action to Change Our Experience

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

Trainer Tip: With empathy, ponder one area of your life that you are unhappy with today. Consider whether you can take action to change the experience and meet your needs.


Overcoming Patriarchy 5-7-2017

Audio • 1 hour, 12 minutes • 05/07/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 12 minutes
05/07/2017

The focus on patriarchy emerges from the understanding that patriarchy plays a foundational role in everything. Yes, I mean it: everything. Patriarchy is not the same as sexism; patriarchy is to sexism very much what structural racism is to (interpersonal) racism: it's a system that runs independently of any one person's attitudes or behaviors. Join Miki for her first in a series of discussions on patriarchy.


Defining Needs

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

In NVC we define needs as resources that life requires to sustain itself. All human beings have the same needs. The strategy is what we do to meet that need. Strategies are specific; we all choose unique ways to meet our needs. The more we can see the difference between the two, the more likely we are to resolve conflicts with ease. Today, look for opportunities to notice the difference in the given situation.


NVC Life Hacks 4: Anger

Video • 4 minutes • 04/18/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes
04/18/2018

Anger is an emotion we'd often like to disown! Shantigarbha offers us five tips for "finding the life" in our anger, and ends with a short, guided reflection.


The Cause of Our Feelings

Trainer Tip • 3-5 minutes • Circa 2007
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3-5 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: “I would love some clarity about the NVC perspective on the cause of our feelings. It seems to me that my needs may be met or not, but the cause of my painful feelings is my story around the situation.”


NVC Life Hacks 5: Conflict

Video • 3 minutes • 07/18/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Video
3 minutes
07/18/2018

Conflict occurs when disagreements undermine the sense of trust and safety in family, workplace, or community. Shantigarbha shares nine tips for addressing, and even transforming conflict.


Self-Empathy: A Guided Tour and Experience (Parts 1-2)

Audio • 19 minutes • 01/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
19 minutes
01/2008

Experience the remarkable healing power of self-empathy, guided by CNVC Certified Trainers, Mary Mackenzie and Raj Gill. In this audio course, the trainers lead participants through a demonstration and then supplement the learning with discussion and answers to questions.


Healing Worthlessness and Finding Belonging

Article • 4- 6 minutes • 02/2021
All Skill Levels
Article
4- 6 minutes
02/2021

With worthlessness comes the idea of not belonging or not being worthy of belonging. In this context, belonging is more than an identity with a particular group. It is the sort of belonging that enables you to get other fundamental needs met, including safety, support, nourishment, and love. Unconscious attempts win worthiness and belonging often effectively blocks the very thing its pursuing. Read on for more.


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