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NVC Basics: A Foundational Course (6 Session Course)

Audio • 6 hours, 49 minutes • 08/2007
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 hours, 49 minutes
08/2007

Sylvia Haskvitz uses 20+ years of experience to introduce the core concepts of Nonviolent Communication, leaving you grounded in the basics and ready to make transformative improvements to the quality of your communication.


What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Thousand Ways to Say, “I Love You”

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 12/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
12/2018

The impulse to say "I love you" is an opportunity to check-in both with our level of presence (eg. are we saying it by rote?) and also with what we really mean in that moment (eg. what are the needs and real purpose deep beneath the word "love"?).  This can invite us to explore a deeper, more heartfelt way of communicating and being...


Untethering: An Always-On Project

Article • 7 - 10 minutes • 7/13/2022
Advanced Skill Level
Article
7 - 10 minutes
7/13/2022

Untethering from dominant culture and internalized oppression takes releasing attachments and persistence inspite upheavals -- all with insufficient support. Even in community building we can bring oppression into our efforts to untether. The more we walk towards vision, the more tethers of patriarchy we undo, the more the cost. By exacting such high cost, patriarchal societies reproduce and sustain themselves. To untether we need fortitude.


Interdependence in Action: How to Change Agreements with Care

Article • 13 - 19 minutes • 1/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
13 - 19 minutes
1/2019

The awareness and practice of interdependence is integral to holding an NVC consciousness. Practicing interdependence also means bringing in a quality of care in the moments we want to change agreements with others. This article talks about where our various choices, in regards to changing agreements, fits into different levels of engaging our interdependence.


Getting Our Need for Love Met

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

Trainer Tip: List specific things that would signify love to you. Based on who the other person is and who you are, how could your need for love be met? Being specific is important. General statements, such as “I just want you to love me” or “I would like you to be more attentive and listen to me more” won’t work. (S)he may already think (s)he is attentive. What would being attentive look like to you? And how will he know if (s)he’s been attentive enough?


Compassion: Mature, Astute & Courageous

Article • 10 - 15 minutes • 03/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
10 - 15 minutes
03/2018

Getting "feel good" empathy can become an addiction. Even to the point of seeing people who don't offer empathy as "not being NVC". Rachelle urges us to notice how this view of NVC can be seductive, and even dangerous. In this article, she explains how we can expand our compassionate awareness when we go beyond equating NVC with harmony and empathy. She asks us to become more open to noticing others' experiences even if it challenges our personal and collective belief systems -- and especially when it upsets us to consider it.


The Big Why

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/30/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/30/2022

Some questions will take you deeper and deeper to universal human needs when you toggle between them. Questions like “What do I need?”, “If I had that, then what would I have?”, and “If I had that, what would that give me?”


Supporting a Culture of Collaboration (4 Session Course)

Audio • 5 - 7 hours • 12/15/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 - 7 hours
12/15/2022

Transforming organizational culture requires attention and change at the systemic level. Learn which systems are crucial for any organization to establish and clarify whether that organization is collaborative or not, and then learn how to create and strengthen a collaborative organization.


NVC Life Hacks 13: Restorative v. Punitive Approaches

Video • 7 minutes • 03/28/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes
03/28/2019

When people get hurt or harmed, how can we restore trust, safety and connection in the community? A restorative approach which focuses on who got hurt and how can we restore it? Rather than whose fault is it and how can we punish them?


Life Force and the Spirituality of Human Needs (6 Session Course)

Audio • 6 - 9 hours • 10/9/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 - 9 hours
10/9/2013

Your needs and your values are your Life Force: the river that flows through your spirit and your life, giving life and light to your being. Explore this river with Robert, and map out routes that support your growth. Gain a deeper understadning and acceptance of the spirituality and beauty of needs and values.


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