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Victims of Domestic Violence Can Experience Empowerment Through Self-Validation and Self-Empathy

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 07/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
07/2020

In pandemic many are asked to stay home. If we are experiencing violence at home we're also most at risk of harm or death if we leave. There are also less visible pieces at work. In this situation, acknowledging our pain, needs and experience can lighten the internal load to meet what is real, and claim our truth. We can do the same for our kids. This can open more pathways forward, and provide strength to leave when its more viable.


Meeting Our Need for Trust

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 10/2005
All Skill Levels
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
10/2005

Trainer Tip: When you suspect someone is lying, consider how it may be less important what the truth is. Instead, notice whether your need for trust is met. Without blame, nor labelling. you can make specific requests to meet your needs, while also respecting the other person’s needs. Read on for more.


Shaping the NVC Community Response to the Russia-Ukraine War

Video • 1 hour, 39 minutes • 05/05/2020
All Skill Levels
Video
1 hour, 39 minutes
05/05/2020
  • Hear first-hand how Ukrainian trainers are supporting their communities
  • Discover practical ways the worldwide NVC community may support the Ukrainian people
  • Listen as the trainers discuss the difference between NVC philosophy and NVC reality in crisis situations
  • Begin to consider how we can mobilize the global NVC community “capital” when there is crisis

Integrating Inner And Outer

Practice Exercise • 1-2 minutes • 1/17/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1-2 minutes
1/17/2022

This exercise brings forth presence, awareness, and witnessing regarding what you observe. And also the inner form of experiencing: thinking, feeling, sensing, longing, and noticing any inner resistance. This exercise is designed to allow self-compassion to clear the inner space, and to help you feel it as a flow of energy, presence to the other, and bring in a more relaxed experience and more availability to vulnerability.


Inspiring Organizations and Businesses to Consider NVC

Video • 25 minutes • Circa 2006
Advanced Skill Level
Video
25 minutes
Circa 2006

In this brief but inspiring 3-part video series Gregg Kendrick, CNVC Certified Trainer and business leader, shares his experiences of embracing NVC within several organizations over several years.


Self Empathy/Regulation Process

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 12/1/2016
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
12/1/2016

Building your body and mind awareness can help you better regulate/calm your emotions.  Regular self-empathy will help you better regulate your emotions as well as increase your body and mind awareness.  If you are not aware of amygdala activation(fight/flight/freeze response), you will react instead of responding with choice. Use this eight step process to develop your self empathy/regulation skills.


Sometimes I Can’t Get Past My Judgments

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/28/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/28/2022

Trainer Tip: Whether we listen to our own or the other person’s needs first, connecting to needs can help us release judgments of others, see their humanness, help us to begin to hear them and ultimately connect to them. Be aware today of times when you are judging someone. Then be aware of your own needs to improve your connection to them.


Transforming Limiting Beliefs About Sex Using Neurobiology

Practice Exercise • 1 page • 09/20/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1 page
09/20/2015

This is an opportunity to explore/transform a limiting belief you have about yourself using what science is discovering about neurobiology. A limiting belief is simply an idea or thought we have about ourselves/life that we or others have affirmed over and over again – these ideas usually get in the way of living life fully.


The Three Most Common Pitfalls in Nonviolent Communication

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 06/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
06/2017

We're more likely to sacrifice trust, connection, and relationship quality when (1.) We use NVC to focus on being seen, understood, heard, or meeting our own needs in a way that eclipses our view and understanding of others needs; (2.) We don't clearly examine our intentions; and (3.) We use the NVC form so rigidly that it becomes difficult for others to connect with us authentically.


Developing Your Own Teaching Exercises in 8 Steps

Video • 8 minutes • 05/01/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
05/01/2015

Developing our own teaching exercises is a powerful consciousness-building process that eventually helps us clarify our own way of learning and to develop our unique style of teaching.


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