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The Power of Authenticity + Care

Article • 9 - 13 minutes • 04/2019
All Skill Levels
Article
9 - 13 minutes
04/2019

When we're on the receiving end of pain-stimulating assumptions, a microaggression, or prejudice --when we're reactive and resultingly have self-doubt, guilt or shame in ourselves-- is it possible to be intensely authentic while holding care for everyone in the situation? Can we effectively do this even as a third party witnesses to these things? Self-empathy, empathy, and a commitment to authenticity have become essential tools I need to keep sharpened in my toolbox if I am to show up and do the work I value in this world.


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.

Taking Action to Change Our Experience

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

Trainer Tip: With empathy, ponder one area of your life that you are unhappy with today. Consider whether you can take action to change the experience and meet your needs.


Developing Your Own Teaching Exercises in 8 Steps

Video • 8 minutes • 05/01/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
05/01/2015

Developing our own teaching exercises is a powerful consciousness-building process that eventually helps us clarify our own way of learning and to develop our unique style of teaching.


Opening Hearts in Israel, Palestine, India and Sri Lanka

Article • 11 pages • 02/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
11 pages
02/2012

CNVC Certified Trainer Shantigarbha Warren offers a report of his recent NVC training trip to Israel/Palestine, India and Sri Lanka and clarifies how NVC can support social change in three very different contexts. Included is an exercise, based on Gandhi’s teaching.


Covert Compassion

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Audio • 7 minutes • 05/15/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
7 minutes
05/15/2014

Interested in bringing NVC consciousness to your workplace, but want to use a natural and conversational way of speaking? Listen in as Jeff describes three specific skills you can apply immediately: #1: How to express your understanding of a co-worker’s needs; #2: How to apply the three dimensions of needs in a business setting; and #3: How to make a Symbiotic Request that acknowledges holding multiple needs.


Serenity As A Consciousness

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/28/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/28/2022

Trainer Tip: Even when you hit deep emotional bottoms, instead of deciding whether something is good or bad, get clear on how you feel about it and what needs it will or will not meet. Let the Universe do the rest. Then take action to resolve any situations that are not enjoyable to you.


How Privilege / Lack of Privilege Affects White People

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Video • 1 hour, 18 minutes • 04/22/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 18 minutes
04/22/2017

Jeff Brown moderates a fishbowl discussion discussing why it's uncomfortable for them to talk about privilege… what they're doing to be aware of / combat racism… and the role of empathy and NVC around privilege.


Staying Present in the Face of Conflict

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 09/13/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
09/13/2013

Jim and Jori offer a tip to stay present in the face of our reactivity to witnessed conflict.


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.


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