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NVC Life Hacks 22: Embodied NVC Part One: Fight, Flight, Freeze

Video • 7 minutes • 02/06/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes
02/06/2020

When we're faced with certain situations we tend to go into a fight, flight or freeze mode. While these can sometimes be helpful and even lifesaving, they can also be crippling when the situation may not be life-threatening. In this episode, we give you some tips on how to shift into a more intentional way of handling difficult situations.


Understanding and Healing from Bullying, Giving and Receiving

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 04/2013
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
04/2013

When bullying occurs, if we do our own healing, our brains can become more sharp and present and willing to take action to connect and to begin to shift and mitigate the harm that trauma does in our world. We can reduce trauma inflicted upon others when we recognize the patterns of abuse and bullying, hold zero tolerance for it, bring in support for both sides of the conflict, and take action to effect systemic change. Read on for more.


Connecting to Self

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 03/01/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
03/01/2005

Trainer Tip: Q: How do we get the love we want? A: Ask for it.


Self Assessment Matrix

Learning Tool • 00:28 hours:minutes • 1/2010
All Skill Levels
Learning Tool
00:28 hours:minutes
1/2010

This self-assessment matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.


Judging and Feeling Judged

Audio • 18 minutes • 06/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
18 minutes
06/2008

In this potent audio, expert trainer Miki Kashtan demonstrates the eye-opening experience of translating judgments into needs. She works with a mother who is stuck in a loop of feeling judged by family members and judging them back.


Can the Social Order Be Transformed Through Personal Practice? The Case of Nonviolent Communication - Part 1 of 2

Article • 15 - 23 minutes • 09/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
15 - 23 minutes
09/2019

By focusing on NVC process and practice without factoring in the interdependent, systemic dimension we unwittingly diminish the power of NVC. We reinforce the dominant paradigm, rather than challenging it -- making NVC one more tool for compliance. NVC principles can turn against its own purpose in cruel ways. NVC could also empower social change. We'll need our attention on this matter if we are to contribute to transforming the oppression we face and our collective march towards extinction.


The Sweetest Game in Town: Contributing Without Praise

Trainer Tip • 2-3 minutes • 05/2009
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2-3 minutes
05/2009

Inbal answers a parent's question about praise and offers a perspective on how praise translates into the NVC framework.


Healing Old Pain

Video • 41 minutes • Circa 2007
Advanced Skill Level
Video
41 minutes
Circa 2007

Watch this heartwarming video as Robert Gonzales works with a volunteer to heal old pain over a situation with her grandmother. By playing the grandmother role, and using three different role play scenarios, Robert guides the woman through three stages of healing.


Noticing What Is Important

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

Trainer Tip: Where do you focus most of your life? Are there areas that you could reassess? Are you happy? Engage a new paradigm shift in your life.


Appreciation vs. Approval, Compliments or Praise

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

Trainer Tip: When we acknowledge our met needs, rather than labeling the other person as good or bad, we achieve a clarity of mind that deepens our connection to ourselves and other people.


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