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The Value of Change

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 12/4/2021
Beginner Skill level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
12/4/2021

Trainer Tip: Wanting collaboration? Show you value the other person's needs as much as your own. After you both feel heard, you can make joint decisions about specifics of the agreement, such as "division of work", "scope of project", "when the action will take place", "how it'll be done" and "timing of follow up to see how things went". Read on for an example of how this is applied to asking someone to pitch in with doing chores.


What To Do When They Never Want to Talk About It

Article • 5 - 7 minutes • 09/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 7 minutes
09/2019

When someone doesn't want to talk some options include releasing your attachment to the strategy you want, asking about and affirming with empathy their reasons for not talking, looking for what support could be helpful to shift to more openness, letting go, and grieving. Read on for more on this, including possible reasons for why they might not want to engage on it.


Demands vs Requests

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
10/2005

Trainer tip: Demands are more likely to limit the possibilities and create distance between people. The trick to asking something as a request is valuing everyone’s needs equally. When you value everyone’s needs equally, then you are more willing to come to solutions that satisfy everyone. It thus opens possibilities and helps build connection.


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.


Relating to the Value of Things Rather Than the Cost

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 09/27/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
09/27/2005

Trainer Tip: The exchange of resources, that is, exchanging money for an item or service, is enhanced and better appreciated when we are connected to its personal value rather than its cost.


NVC Life Hacks 23: Embodied NVC Part Two Empathy Skills

Video • 5 minutes • 03/02/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes
03/02/2020

Welcome to Part Two of our 3 part Embodied NVC Life Hack series. Last time we looked at rewiring your brain to navigate our primitive mind and sometimes default reactions such as fight, flight or freeze when faced with conflict. In this episode, we're going beyond self-empathy and looking at ways we can empathize with the other person.


Understanding Judgement And Criticism

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 02/11/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
02/11/2022

Judging or criticizing others indicates pain, unmet needs and a coping strategy. It distracts you from yourself and can give you the illusion of control. You may think you see more than they do, imagining criticism will bring change. But even a correct analysis won’t inspire change if they hear criticism. Instead, the moment you notice judgments or criticism turn towards yourself with compassion. What are your feelings and needs?


Tips for Bringing NVC to Work

Video • 15 minutes • 7/2/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
15 minutes
7/2/2022

Listen in as Dian shares her tips and sense of urgency around bringing NVC skills to work: 1) How to use your imagination (visualization!) to help you connect with somatic responses and needs; and 2) Five built-in advantages to sharing NVC in the work place.


Naturalizing NVC Language Q&A

Audio • 49 minutes • 01/2012
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
49 minutes
01/2012

Join CNVC Certified Trainers Jeff Brown, Jean Morrison, Karl Steyaert, Kathleen Macferran, Mary Mackenzie and Sylvia Haskvitz in a lively Q&A session focusing on naturalizing NVC into our daily interactions.


Truth as an Act of Love

Audio • 2 hours, 14 minutes • 06/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
2 hours, 14 minutes
06/2008

Speaking the truth creates congruence, which creates trust, facilitating understanding and cooperation. Without truth there is no growth in our relationships and community. If this is true, then what keeps us from speaking our truth?


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