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As Things Get Worse

Article • 20 - 30 minutes • 12/30/2021
All Skill Levels
Article
20 - 30 minutes
12/30/2021

As we head towards impending collapse the relative ease, comfort and freedom of the global north will be harder to maintain. Because of growing anxiety including from people with systemic power, we can anticipate increasing attempts at authoritarian control over the population. We can see what's occurring now as dry run practice for what's coming soon. What may help us: finding choice, knowing when to choose death, and walking towards community and life.


Principles of Nonviolent Communication: Identifying Needs

Video • 54 minutes • Circa 2007
Introductory Skill Level
Video
54 minutes
Circa 2007

Let this inspiring video guide you through exercises as if you are actually present at the workshop with Mary Mackenzie! The video opens with Mary leading you through an exercise that generates a physical experience of the NVC consciousness.


Transforming Society Through Organizations

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 9/1/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
9/1/2021

When we apply and practice NVC over a number of months in an organization, it can create group norms that make learning go deep faster. These new norms can impact people's interactions with others both inside and outside of work. From here, there's potential for people to start seeing value when they share these skills and experiences. This may create a ripple effect of interest in applying NVC across different domains in life.


Foundational NVC Skills: Requests

Audio • 1 hour, 25 minutes • 11/15/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 25 minutes
11/15/2010

Marshall Rosenberg suggests that there are two requests that are the most transformative to relationships, (1) What’s alive in both of us? and (2) What would make life more wonderful for both of us?  This telecourse recording offers an easy-to-digest overview of how carefully crafted requests inspire joyful relationships.


NVC Life Hacks 7: Facilitation

Video • 3 minutes • 09/25/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Video
3 minutes
09/25/2018

Leading an Nonviolent Communication workshop is a good way to learn and practice NVC skills. Here are Shantigrabha and Gesine's seven top tips for facilitators.


How to Express Feelings

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

Trainer tip: Feelings of hurt, anger, fear, and resentment can often sound alike. Fear and excitement have the same physiological effects on us, and are often expressed in the same body language. Clearly and specifically naming our emotions and the intensity level can help us resolve conflicts, with a much greater opportunity to get our needs met.


New Year's Revolutions - For a Change

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 1/2006
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
1/2006

Here's a four step exercise applying a needs-based approach to effective goals, habits and New Year's Resolutions.


10 Things White People Can Do to Work for Racial Justice

Article • Read time:7 - 11 minutes • 06/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time:7 - 11 minutes
06/2020

It’s essential to give ourselves time to grapple with the complex feelings surrounding the brutality of state-sanctioned racism and violence. But if all we do is reflect and attend to our emotions we fail to show up, where and when it counts. So let's not perpetuate the violence by standing idly. Instead, here's ten things you can do to move into concrete action to address the continued, untenable, and horrific violence of racism. A list of resources is included.


Feelings, the Second Component of Compassionate Communication

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/18/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/18/2005

Trainer Tip: Take a moment to consider feelings, our conditioning about expressing or even feeling emotion, and the value of re-evaluating our relationship to feelings.


The Jackal as a Teacher

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

Trainer tip: Why do NVC practitioners sometimes use the jackal as a metaphor in the NVC world? What can it teach us? Read on for more.


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