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Connecting With Your Husband

Trainer Tip • 7 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
7 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: My question is about wanting to empathize more with my husband. Sometimes we connect very deeply, other times he slips back into "jackal talk..."


Connected Parenting: Everyone's Needs Matter

Audio • 4 minutes • 2004
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
4 minutes
2004

In this brief audio snippet, CNVC Certified Trainer and founder of the CNVC Parenting Project, Inbal Kashtan, offers a profound insight that can change how we see and relate to our children.


Engagement And Happiness

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 11/16/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
11/16/2021

When we are completely involved in an activity for its own sake we are in engagement. Here, the ego falls away and time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one. Our whole being is involved, and we're using our skills to the utmost. Read on for activities that could stimulate engagement, a list of subjectively experienced elements of engagement and a list of what supports engagement.


How To Listen and Find Aliveness in Containment

Article • 5-9 minutes • 04/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5-9 minutes
04/2020

Physical distancing is opportunity to creatively to meet your needs in new ways. In this containment, with very few cues from others and the environment you now have a rare opportunity with less external distraction to rethink what's truly supportive -- and make significant changes to the less noticable habits of mind, standards and "should's". Applying questions and noticing certain symptoms can support. Read on for more.


Connection Time

Audio • 22 minutes • 04/23/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
22 minutes
04/23/2016

Rodger Sorrow introduces us to "Connection Time," a practice for you and a significant other to deepen, broaden and mend your relationship with each other.


Increasing Your Capacity to Feel

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 01/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
01/2018

What's really going on underneath the surface when we bring or encounter blame, judgements, pain -- and thereby the inability to empathize, be present, attuned, or responsive?  Why does this happen even if one or more people in a relationship dynamic is working hard at bringing in an NVC response? This article addresses these and more questions from the perspective of how our brains are affected in our relationships.


Don't Call Me White!

Article • 12-18 minutes • 3/2021
Advanced Skill Level
Article
12-18 minutes
3/2021

The notion of "micro-aggressions" may be levied by those in the dominant class - for example white folks may talk about receiving micro-aggressions when a (legitimately) angry BIPOC references them as "white". This shuts down the conversation and feeds a myth that everyone's pain about race is equal. It doesn't foster dialogue that moves us towards a more equitable, compassionate world. Read on for more about the complexity.


Punishment, Needs and the Protective Use of Force

Trainer Tip • 8 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
8 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: For many years I have been using crime and punishment (reward and consequences) to discipline because it was the only thing I knew. I knew deep in my heart it was alienating me...


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.


Choosing Whom We Empathize With

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

Trainer Tip: One of the basic philosophies of Nonviolent Communication is valuing everyone’s needs equally. That means that you consider your needs to be equal to another person’s needs. If someone asks you for empathy, and you choose to empathize at you own expense, you're not living in a Nonviolent Communication consciousness. Be aware of your own needs today when someone asks you to be their emotional support.


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