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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 09/25/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
09/25/2005

Trainer Tip: Have you heard the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Communication is like that too. Don’t try to adjust your communication and behaviors if they already work for you.


Angry and Taken Advantage of

Article • 4-6 minutes • 6/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4-6 minutes
6/2018

Finding your power in seemingly powerless situations doesn't mean denying what happened, your feelings, your needs, nor the behavior of others that didn't meet needs. It does mean reexamining those situations with the intention to compassionately look for your contribution and for clues to your hidden perceptual biases. Read on to learn about about finding these clues, and more.


The Gift of Understanding

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 09/10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
09/10/2005

Trainer Tip: All people long for understanding. It is such an easy thing to give, yet rarely do we see its importance in creating peace of mind.


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.


Emerging: Practicing Awareness of Emergence

Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes • 1/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes
1/2020

This exercise explains four stages of the "Need Cycle": Fulfilled, Emerging, Urgent, Satisfying. It asks us to consider, connect and identify needs, feelings and where we are in the Need Cycle. Then it prompts us to remain mindful of the need for sustenance as we move through the cycle, noticing the subtle shifts in your physical sensations and emotions.


NVC LIfe Hacks 11: Effective Requests

Video • 4 minutes • 01/25/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes
01/25/2019

Underlying much of our communication is a request: when we say something, we're usually expecting something else — perhaps something subtle — in return. Let's look at how to make requests clearer and more do-able, avoiding the pitfall of demands.


On Love and Empathy

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

Ask the Trainer: Is there any difference between the concept or experience of "love" and that of "empathy?"


Idiomatic vs. Formal Compassionate Communication

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 03/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
03/16/2005

Trainer Tip: When do we move from using the formal 4-step process of NVC to a more idiomatic, natural-sounding expression? Whenever we're ready!


An Introduction to Self-Empathy and Focusing

Video • 25 minutes • 03/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Video
25 minutes
03/2010
In this brief video, CNVC Certified Trainer and Inner Relationship Focusing Guide and teacher, Gina Cenciose, teaches that our inner relationship is the basis for both Focusing and NVC work.

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.


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