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Protective Use of Force

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 07/19/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
07/19/2005

Trainer Tip: Mary explains the NVC principle known as the "protective use of force."


From Awareness to Action: Creating Bridges Across Differences (6 Session Course)

Audio • 10 -12 hours • 09/10/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
10 -12 hours
09/10/2019

For many people, attempting to connect with others across differences can feel akin to walking through a minefield. With humility, tenderness, and courage, Roxy challenges your perspectives and encourages you to open your heart and mind. Roxy uses concrete examples and visual tools to illustrate complex concepts.


Healing Old Pain

Video • 41 minutes • Circa 2007
Advanced Skill Level
Video
41 minutes
Circa 2007

Watch this heartwarming video as Robert Gonzales works with a volunteer to heal old pain over a situation with her grandmother. By playing the grandmother role, and using three different role play scenarios, Robert guides the woman through three stages of healing.


Cooperating with the Life Principle: Living the Heart of Life Unfolding (8 Session Course)

Video • 6 hours • 11/19/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Video
6 hours
11/19/2014

If you're interested in learning specifically how and what you can do to live compassionately – with plenty of hands-on practice time – this course is for you. Observe actual demonstrations of Robert guiding participants through the transformational territory of healing and integration.


Some Ideas for Using the Feelings & Needs Cards

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
1/2010

This guide features three activities that use feelings and needs cards: two verions of "Feelings and Needs Poker" and one for "Self-Empathy". Great for practicing alone, with a partner, or in a group.


Using Therapeutic Communication to Connect with Patients

Article • 7 - 10 minutes • 2004
Advanced Skill Level
Article
7 - 10 minutes
2004

"I was taught in Nursing School that when someone expressed a feeling to reflect it back. I tried this technique in the room of a patient who had just received a diagnosis of cancer."


Every Angry Message is a "Please"

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

Trainer Tip: Anger can be an opportunity to hear the "Please" behind the words and create a path to resolve conflicts compassionately.


Street NVC: Bringing Your NVC Practice into Everyday Life! (4 Session Course)

Audio • 3 - 4 hours • 04/19/2012
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
3 - 4 hours
04/19/2012

Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian show you how to easily step into the mindset of an NVC practice—the spirit of connection and collaboration—that will support you in authentically connecting with others.


Understanding and Transforming Anger

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 01/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
01/2021

Anger can alert us that a need may be threatened. When anger lives in someone as a well-worn habit, it arises from a place of dissociation from one’s heart and is entangled with misinterpretations, a deep sense of threat, a history of pain, and social conditioning that isn’t life-serving. Read on for how intention, mindfulness, and specific actions can change that habit.


Understanding Arguments Against NVC

Practice Exercise • 3 - 5 minutes • 07/13/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 - 5 minutes
07/13/2022

Even those who practice NVC can repeat old patterns of thinking, believing, feeling, and behaving. If they do, but still use ‘NVC language’ others may think the issue is NVC rather than the person’s capacity. This week, notice even a small instance where someone is against something you suggest. To build trust and connection, experiment with offering empathy or asking them to share what they think, feel, or need.


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