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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 9. Make Poetry Out of Empathy

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
01/2016

Nonviolent Communication includes a practice of empathy that involves listening for feelings and needs no matter how someone expresses themselves, and reflecting back the feelings and needs when it is helpful to do so. You can reflect back in a traditional NVC manner, or in a more creative way, with metaphors.


Clarifying Our Requests to Meet Our Needs

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 08/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
08/16/2005

Trainer Tip: Clarifying our requests can make the difference between frustration and satisfaction, Mary shows you how.


Why Do I Feel Depressed?

Article • 7 - 11 minutes • 04/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
7 - 11 minutes
04/2018

When does identifying our or others' needs become a coping mechanism that hides the real problems that go unaddressed, and thereby reinforcing problems?  This article zooms out to take a look at how dealing with our needs in the absence of the larger picture can inadvertertly support unhealthy ways of operating, rather than become a healthy solution.  It asks us to see what could be hidden -- both on the personal and societal levels.


Acknowledging the Impact of Identity Within Social Change Movements

Article • 23-35 mins • 8/2018
All Skill Levels
Article
23-35 mins
8/2018

In this transcript, clinical psychologist and organizational consultant, Roxy Manning, PhD, offers ways for us to increase our capacity to (1) See things that we otherwise wouldn't; (2) Bring more relevance to our groups, organizations and social change movements; (3) Talk openly about microaggressions: statements or (in)actions that (inadvertently) minimize, diminish or negate somebody's experience.  Also, NVC Academy's cofounder, Mary Mackenzie, speaks to how NVC helps us to find ways to bridge our differences in ways that value all of us.


Creating an Internal Secure Base

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 9/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
9/2018

We each hold an internal model or set of expectations about how caring and comfort could be accessed in relationship. The ability to reflect upon and challenge our own dominant model of perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors --and to experience discomfort and vulnerability-- is a key feature of "security". If not, an "attachment reactivity" arises -- where sense of insecurity, separateness, and belief that love, and acceptance can't be trusted nor accessed reliably. Thus change would require intensive support. Here's a guide to help you reflect and access change.


How to Energize Compassion in Yourself and Family Members this Holiday Season

Audio • 46 minutes • 12/05/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
46 minutes
12/05/2012

This holiday, shift your focus from what disappoints you to the true whisperings of your heart. Compassion is an inside-outside process. In this telecourse recording, you will experience four simple tools for savoring your own precious needs, allowing you to experience greater compassion and harmony this holiday.


The 4-Part Nonviolent Communication Process

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Learning Tool • N/A • 1999
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
1999

There are four components to the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. The 4-Part NVC Process can guide you to express how you are, or they can be used to empathically receive how another is.


Overcoming Unworthiness to Express Vulnerable Honesty

Audio • 9 minutes • 02/03/2009
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
9 minutes
02/03/2009

Does unworthiness keep you from expressing vulnerably and honestly? Afraid of being "found out?" Join CNVC Certified Trainer Arnina Kashtan as she explores this topic with a workshop participant to discern stories from needs, recognize the tension between self-acceptance and personal development and sit with the discomfort of self-acceptance.


Finding Your Way Through Hard Times

Article • 2 - 3 minutes • 09/2020
Introductory Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes
09/2020

What have you lost this year during this COVID-19 pandemic? Are you grieving too? Recognition of loss can helped contextualize our emotions. When we can meet grief with understanding, patience and tenderness, when we create space to mourn our losses -- and to begin to process, heal and metabolize loss. This can helps us make sense of change and orient to a new reality. Grief is a longing for what we love.


Dialogue with Extended Family

Audio • 1 hour, 14 minutes • 02/28/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 14 minutes
02/28/2014

Many families are far more complex and varied than they used to be. In this recording, Miki works with participants, focusing on specific challenges they’re facing with family members. Listen In.


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