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Victims of Domestic Violence Can Experience Empowerment Through Self-Validation and Self-Empathy

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 07/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
07/2020

In pandemic many are asked to stay home. If we are experiencing violence at home we're also most at risk of harm or death if we leave. There are also less visible pieces at work. In this situation, acknowledging our pain, needs and experience can lighten the internal load to meet what is real, and claim our truth. We can do the same for our kids. This can open more pathways forward, and provide strength to leave when its more viable.


Overcoming Unworthiness to Express Vulnerable Honesty

Audio • 9 minutes • 02/03/2009
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
9 minutes
02/03/2009

Does unworthiness keep you from expressing vulnerably and honestly? Afraid of being "found out?" Join CNVC Certified Trainer Arnina Kashtan as she explores this topic with a workshop participant to discern stories from needs, recognize the tension between self-acceptance and personal development and sit with the discomfort of self-acceptance.


An NVC “Do-Over”

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 2009
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
2009

Trainer Tip: When we respond in a way that is less than our ideal in terms of using NVC, we don't have to give up and think we are no good at NVC or that NVC doesn't work!


Grief and Mourning for the World

Article • 5-7 minutes • 10/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5-7 minutes
10/2020

As you witness injustices in the world, tension, anger, hopelessness, despair and more, may rise up in you. These feelings may lead to reactive thinking that doesn't contribute to healing nor wise action. Mourning is a universal need. If your culture pushed away grief and its emotional expression, you may have habits that block your access to the aliveness of grief. Read on for ways to give grief the space and support it needs.


Cultivating Gratitude

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
1/2020

Here's a five-step 30 day practice to cultivate gratitude, using the practice of observations, needs, feelings, presence, vitality, awareness of contribution, sharing power and interdependence.


NVC Life Hacks 25: Deepening the roots of self-empathy

Video • 7 minutes • 05/05/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes
05/05/2020

In this Life Hack, we're going deeper into self-empathy with a simple guided reflection that you can work through. This will be followed by a short exercise with a fill-in sheet led by Gesine and is something you can come back to as you wish.


Six Ways That Support You Being Heard

Practice Exercise • 6 - 9 minutes • 12/30/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
6 - 9 minutes
12/30/2021

When you don't have a sense of being heard you can apply skills to help you can interrupt cycles of reactivity and resentment, and create connection. Let's look at six ways that will support you in being heard. These are clarity about the topic and needs; supportive conditions; respect for autonomy; sharing your intention; attending to emotional security; and making clear requests.


Modeling Behaviors You’d Like to Receive

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 06/24/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
06/24/2005

Trainer Tip: The ways that we interact with our children shape the way they will interact in their world. How do your actions model compassion, tolerance, and love for your children?


Listen to the Universe

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

Listen to the Universe is a fun group exercise to explore how we focus our attention and interpret what we experience.


How to Ask for Feedback at Work

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Video • 5 minutes • 05/19/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes
05/19/2016

How can you ask for feedback without checking your authenticity at the workplace door? CNVC Certified Trainer Jeff Brown explains that connection requests can help by attending to the quality of your relationship before the content of your request.


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