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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.


Apologizing in NVC Language

Audio • 8 minutes • Circa 2007
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes
Circa 2007

In this brief audio, Jim Manske uses a live situation to demonstrate how to use the NVC process in an apology. Jim starts by identifying the four steps to self-connection before expressing your apology.


Unpacking OFNR - Requests

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 11/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
11/2020

Many believe it's only a true NVC request when we can ask for what we need without urgency or insistence. But what if we're the target of oppression and hate in a world with systemic inequality? Is it still nonviolence to abdicate power by allowing the person enacting harm to be the one to decide whether harm continues? The intensity of the need, degree of harm, and how chronically unmet the need is, are factors to guide us for when to apply force and demand within NVC. We can be attached to outcome, without being attached to strategy.


Valuing Everyone’s Needs

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

Trainer tip: If you are in a relationship (whether personal or work related) that you are not happy with, consider talking to the other person in an effort to connect about both your needs. Talking about it doesn’t guarantee that you will like the resolution, but not talking about it guarantees continued unhappiness. Read on for more.


Meeting Our Need for Order

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/29/2021
Beginner Skill level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/29/2021

Trainer Tip: Someone’s strategy for meeting needs may look different from yours, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t meeting them. This can happen when they appear to be messy and disorganized, but from their perspective they have it organized. It's just less apparent to you how they have organized it. Read on for a related anecdote.


As Things Get Worse

Article • 20 - 30 minutes • 12/30/2021
All Skill Levels
Article
20 - 30 minutes
12/30/2021

As we head towards impending collapse the relative ease, comfort and freedom of the global north will be harder to maintain. Because of growing anxiety including from people with systemic power, we can anticipate increasing attempts at authoritarian control over the population. We can see what's occurring now as dry run practice for what's coming soon. What may help us: finding choice, knowing when to choose death, and walking towards community and life.


Mourning and Celebration: Two Sides of Gratitude

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 11/2018
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
11/2018

Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor.  In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.


The Transforming Power of Authenticity

Audio • 59 minutes • 06/25/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
59 minutes
06/25/2016

Jori and Jim Manske offer writing practices to help us become more firmly grounded in the authorship of our lives. That grounding helps us share ourselves with others more authentically and vulnerably(scary honesty)


Five Tips For Reading The News Without Losing It

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 09/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
09/2019

Is it dangerous for large numbers of people to be absorbing disturbing news alone? Given the intensity of our times, making choices based on conscious awareness and discernment in relation to current events is essential for our ability to stay engaged, and to also wisely meet our collective challenges with agency and power. Here are five tips for how to help stay sane in relation to the news cycle.


No Need Left Behind: All Needs Matter in the Classroom - Including the Teachers!

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Audio • 37 minutes • 08/16/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
37 minutes
08/16/2014

CNVC Certified Trainer Lore Baur shares how, as a teacher, the classroom is a laboratory for learning NVC and incorporating the NVC consciousness into the classroom. Topics discussed include empathy, permission to educate, protective use of force, corrective action, choice & options and re-do.


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