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One World, Many Experiences: Embracing Diversity in Teaching NVC

Article • 9 - 14 minutes • 08/05/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
9 - 14 minutes
08/05/2021

In treating everyone the same, we perpetuate inequities. If we want NVC consciousness to spread globally, it's crucial to acknowledge how various demographics are have varying capacities, and are differentially perceived, treated and impacted. Modifying our NVC teachings can increase equity and reduce the frequent judgement, disbelief, denial, insistence, non-resonance and re-marginalization that so many experience in NVC circles.


Liberating Ourselves from Our “Shoulds”

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

Trainer tip: When you tell yourself that you have to do something, you're more likely to disconnect yourself from the needs you’re trying to meet, and also diminish the joy in your life. Instead, experiment with translating your “shoulds” and “have tos” into the need you are trying to meet.


The Power of Silent Empathy

Article • 1 page • Circa 2007
Beginner Skill Level
Article
1 page
Circa 2007

When Rita first learned about silent empathy she didn't know how soon she'd try it out. She was visiting her daughter and making comments about her life, analyzing her behavior, giving her unsolicited view on everything.


We Don’t Need to Fix Other People

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

Trainer Tip: The very process of giving someone space to talk about their issue without our judgment, to be truly understood by us, and to be deeply heard is very healing, enough so that most people will organically find their own creative ways to resolve their issues. Rely on this process and you will lose all desire to fix people’s problems. Try this out today.


Transparency: What We Are Afraid to Say

Audio • 29 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
29 minutes
Circa 2007

Kelly Bryson, CNVC Certified Trainer known for teaching people how to live authentically, focuses this audio on honesty: how to express what you're most afraid to say, when honesty is the best choice to support connection and how to employ "naked" honesty.


How To Move Through Your Triggers Faster

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 10/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
10/2019

After acknowledging the impact others have on us, you can ask yourself "What am I telling myself?" and "If that’s true, what am I afraid will happen?". The more present, gentle and compassionate you can be with the underlying feelings, the faster you can move through your trigger. Then you're more likely to respond in ways that feel, kind, responsible, intelligent and aligned for you.


The Apology: Brussel Sprouts for the Relationship

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Video • 1 hour, 1 minute • 11/16/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 1 minute
11/16/2019

How do you repair a relationship when your words or actions unintentionally impact another in a negative way? And what keeps you from apologizing? Join Lore to explore – and answer – these questions and more!


Simple Self-Empathy Tools to Help You Enjoy the Holidays

Audio • 39 minutes • 12/2011
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
39 minutes
12/2011

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Mary Mackenzie to learn a few of her tried-and-true simple Self-Empathy techniques, especially focused on the challenges of the holiday season.


Listening as an Essential Leadership Skill

Audio • 8 minutes • 08/08/2015
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes
08/08/2015

Lorraine Aguilar perceives NVC-based listening to be an essential skill to cultivate for success in the business world. A key exercise for building your listening muscle is to work with your judgments of others by translating those judgments from “What’s wrong with them?” to “What's important to me?”


Being Open to Feeling

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 06/04/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
06/04/2005

Trainer Tip: Most of us have been conditioned to withhold the expression of our feelings to some degree. Mary offers a tip to de-stigmatize our feelings and relax into our humanness.