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Getting Past Our Judgments

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 07/25/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
07/25/2005

Trainer Tip: Using NVC as a tool to transform our judgments can revolutionize our perceptions and relationships.


Embracing Your Wounded Child

Video • 45 minutes • 11/17/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
45 minutes
11/17/2018

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. In this class, Martha will share the process for witnessing a wounded child. She will work with a volunteer to demonstrate the power of creating safety, listening empathically, and honoring the child's deepest needs.


Mourning Our Way to Acceptance

Article • 7 - 11 minutes • 04/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Article
7 - 11 minutes
04/2013

When something happens that we don't like no amount of resentment nor magical thinking will make it disappear. Instead, we can mourn to dissolve our own resistance, resentment, and numbness of resignation. Mourning can allow us to feel pain with acceptance, and without needing to be okay with what happened. Acceptance can bring us to a place where even all the anguish in the world is fully, part of life.


About Privilege...

Article • 8-12 minutes • 02/21/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
8-12 minutes
02/21/2022

"Privilege" has many meanings, which can bring confusion. Here are questions essential to navigating challenges in NVC community about "privilege": How to call attention to times when language is used to divide and not connect? Where are people coming from when they say "privilege"? How to focus on using whatever language supports the depth of connection we seek with the heart of the people in front of us? Read on for more.


Forgiving Ourselves

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/02/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/02/2005

Trainer Tip: Every single time you say or do something, even when you experience pain or regret, you are trying to meet a need. Forgiveness begins when we acknowledge the needs we were trying to meet in the situation.


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.


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.


Getting Conversations Back on Track

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
03/2020

What can you do to move towards connection when you you sense reactivity, defense, withdrawal or conflict arising? You can make a connection request, check the congruence between your body language and your words, and get curious about the impact of your actions. When you've tried everything you could also acknowledge that something is off, and choose to come back together when both parties have had time to reflect. Read on for more.


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.


Loving Our Role as Parent

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

Trainer Tip: When we love a child there's a contribution we can provide in helping them go their own way successfully, in big ways and small.


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