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The Living Energy of Needs

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Video • 32 minutes • 10/2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
32 minutes
10/2007

In this interactive video, Susan Skye helps you unlearn existing, negative associations with the term "needs" to instead build a new association grounded in your natural state of compassion.


Developing Observation Skills

Audio • 23 minutes • 07/2011
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
23 minutes
07/2011

In this introductory audio with CNVC Certified Trainers, Jim and Jori Manske, you will learn the difference between an observation and an evaluation, and how discerning between the two improves your ability to stay present in the moment. Included are daily practices for developing your observational skills.


Self-Empathy "Wrap" Process

Audio • 46 minutes • 02/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
46 minutes
02/2008

In this inspiring audio, Mary takes to a more profound level the traditional NVC self-empathy process of identifying judgments, feelings and needs, by adding a "wrapping" component.


Authenticity

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

Trainer Tip: When we are authentic about who we are, and our preferences, we give everyone and ourselves a better opportunity to open up dialogue about how to meet our collective needs better. We simply express our truth, and in that way we value our own needs as much as those of others.


NVC Life Hacks 13: Restorative v. Punitive Approaches

Video • 7 minutes • 03/28/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes
03/28/2019

When people get hurt or harmed, how can we restore trust, safety and connection in the community? A restorative approach which focuses on who got hurt and how can we restore it? Rather than whose fault is it and how can we punish them?


Making Requests and Avoiding Demands

Practice Exercise • 5 - 10 minutes • 7/18/2021
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
5 - 10 minutes
7/18/2021

Sylvia Haskvitz offers a practical and effective approach to making requests. Learn the two questions that can clarify your motivation for making a request, three ways to discern a request from a demand, and five possible reasons for meeting requests.


The Big Why

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/30/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/30/2022

Some questions will take you deeper and deeper to universal human needs when you toggle between them. Questions like “What do I need?”, “If I had that, then what would I have?”, and “If I had that, what would that give me?”


Can the Social Order Be Transformed Through Personal Practice? - Part 2

Article • 18 - 27 minutes • 02/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
18 - 27 minutes
02/2020

We can't alone (nor with lone communities) transform the hidden structures of violence and domination. Dialogue alone isn't disruptive enough. We can easily be in dialogue with Trump supporters while the planet burns up, millions are still hungry, and we go extinct. NVC seriously risks reinforcing vast inequities and abuses if we're not radically engaging systemic constraints, and impacts of our choices that go beyond our immediate circle. Read on for ways to leverage NVC practices to expand true social change.


How to Create a “Living” Organization

Audio • 1 hour, 5 minutes • 05/15/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 5 minutes
05/15/2014

Listen to this interview with Gregg Kendrick and one of his clients to learn how to successfully introduce NVC into an organization that is unfamiliar with the concept. Gregg’s client, Dale Neikirk, will be sharing how NVC has supported and improved the results of his insurance company, through Gregg’s masterly facilitation.


Communicating with Children

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
10/2005

Trainer tip: Empathy can offer profound learning opportunities to children, expand their feelings and needs vocabulary, and teach them the positive results of valuing everyone’s needs. Read on for a story that illustrates this.


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