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Beyond “Yes, And:” Acknowledging the “Oops” and “Ouches”

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 8/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
8/2014

How can we respond when we’re horrified by what someone says? How can we deepen our connection to our humanness and authenticity when the impact is hurtful? Read on to see examples of the three steps of "calling out", "calling in", and "calling forth".


How to Interrupt

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Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "I feel a lot of fear or nervousness about approaching a neighbor who uses 'wastebasket talk.' Once she's engaged, there are only two techniques that interrupt the flow: leaving or interrupting."


Invisible Power & Privilege - Part 1

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 06/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
06/2011

In groups, relationships and society we may not want to dominate or take away from others’ access to power, to choice, to participation in decisions, nor to shaping the vision and direction of the dynamic. And yet how do we do it anyway without knowing it? Discover how privilege operates on a societal level and becomes so invisible in groups. Learn why the conversation is usually excruciating for members of both privileged and under privileged.


Increasing Presence Through Observations

Practice Exercise • 00:26 hours:minutes • 01/2010
Introductory Skill Level
Practice Exercise
00:26 hours:minutes
01/2010
John Kinyon leads participants through two Observation Exercises to strengthen their ability to be present.  Through the exercises, John distinguishes the difference between feelings, which are emotions felt inside the body, and observations which are witness to our experience.

Transforming Society Through Organizations

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 9/1/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
9/1/2021

When we apply and practice NVC over a number of months in an organization, it can create group norms that make learning go deep faster. These new norms can impact people's interactions with others both inside and outside of work. From here, there's potential for people to start seeing value when they share these skills and experiences. This may create a ripple effect of interest in applying NVC across different domains in life.


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.


Teaching People to Love Us in Ways We Enjoy

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/15/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/15/2005

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


Opening to Intimacy

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

Trainer tip: Do you have behavioral patterns that block intimacy? When we are feeling our most vulnerable, we often want intimacy but also tend to keep it at bay. Acknowledge your need for intimacy, and find people you can trust to love you as you are.


Starting and Maintaining a NVC Practice Group

Article • 2 - 3 minutes • 6/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes
6/2012

This article explores ways of starting and maintaining NVC study groups and practice groups. It offers recommended reading support materials and poses questions to consider for structuring and organizing the group.


Comparing Ourselves to Others

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

Trainer tip: Comparisons are a form of judgment. The minute we compare ourselves to other people, we are setting ourselves up for pain and discouragement. We are setting them up too, and erecting a barrier between ourselves and them. Instead, notice how you feel about other people’s assets or foibles, and what needs come up for you. Read on for more.


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