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Conflict Improv: Mom Won’t Stop Bugging Me

Video • 22 minutes • Circa 2008
Beginner Skill Level
Video
22 minutes
Circa 2008

In this poignant video, Jean Morrison and Christine King enact a role play that is posed by a participant. Christine plays the mother who asks, "Are you dating anyone?"


Idiomatic vs. Formal Compassionate Communication

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 03/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
03/16/2005

Trainer Tip: When do we move from using the formal 4-step process of NVC to a more idiomatic, natural-sounding expression? Whenever we're ready!


Poetic License

Practice Exercise • N/A • 01/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
N/A
01/2010

Poetic License is a fun group exercise that's sure to incite laughter in your NVC group!


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 4. Invite People to Say No

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/2016

When asking for support from another, you are most likely to enjoy receiving that support when the person giving support is giving from the heart—from a place of joy or delight. Inviting them to say "no" is a way of encouraging an authentic response, a response you can trust more fully.


Adding Active Bystander Skills to Your NVC Toolkit

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Video • 44 minutes • 11/17/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
44 minutes
11/17/2018

CNVC Certified Trainer Lore Baur asks: "Have you ever seen something happen that made you feel uncomfortable and you didn't know what to do?" That's the "bystander effect:" a well-researched and commonly experienced phenomenon. Training can help you overcome it, enabling you to discern what to do and how to support others in ways that reduce trauma and increase safety.


Prevent Misunderstanding--One Simple Strategy

Article • 2-3 minutes • 8/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2-3 minutes
8/2019

Misunderstandings can be painful. We can easily avoid this by checking what the other person understood from what we said, and ask the other person to do the same. Doing this is especially important when it comes to planning, shared decision-making, and when emotions are strong. Also, the more someone knows you, the more they think they already know what you mean -- which can get in the way of really hearing you. Here are a variety of ways to approach this simple strategy.


Why Don’t They Get It?

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 08/2018
All Skill Levels
Article
5 - 8 minutes
08/2018

What can we do when someone tells us we're contributing to a pattern we're genuinely not seeing (nor experiencing)? What makes these patterns visible to some people but not others? This article addresses these things by talking about what to factor in when receiving feedback; handling feedback; responding relationally; paying attention to social location; considering impact; plus, broadening our perspective to bring in greater care and awareness.


Understanding Judgement And Criticism

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 02/11/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
02/11/2022

Judging or criticizing others indicates pain, unmet needs and a coping strategy. It distracts you from yourself and can give you the illusion of control. You may think you see more than they do, imagining criticism will bring change. But even a correct analysis won’t inspire change if they hear criticism. Instead, the moment you notice judgments or criticism turn towards yourself with compassion. What are your feelings and needs?


Feelings and Needs Cards

Learning Tool • N/A • Circa 2006
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
Circa 2006

These downloadable cards are graciously offered to help busy parents who want more time and less struggle.


NVC at Work: Transforming Organizations with Nonviolent Communication (6 Session Course)

Audio • 6 - 8 hours • 09/14/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours
09/14/2016

Listen and learn how to:

  • Talk about NVC in a way that has meaning and relevance for companies and organizations, showing a clear ROI (return on investment).
  • Draw on different applications of NVC for the workplace: addressing change in management, management issues / styles, morale / teamwork, employee retention, etc.
  • Create a value-based training proposal (with different service and product options) based on the needs of each specific client.
  • Structure meetings with potential clients to move agreements forward.
  • Custom design any materials, activities and languaging for each client.
  • Develop your own marketing materials to increase your outreach and build your business of sharing NVC

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