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Getting Out of Ourselves

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 06/10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
06/10/2005

Trainer Tip: NVC asks us to be aware of our needs and discomfort is evidence of an unment need. However focusing on ourselves when we're uncomfortable isn't always the best choice.


The Value of Taking a Step Back

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 2002
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
2002

Have you ever gotten a fishing line all tangled up? You got so frustrated you just started yanking on the different loops of line, which of course made the knots and tangles even tighter and more difficult to untangle. Wouldn’t it be great if you could notice the minute you were starting to tangle things up in a discussion with your loved one?


Resolving Conflict in Congregations

Audio • 10 minutes • 02/11/2012
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
10 minutes
02/11/2012

LoraKim explores what gets in the way of seeing the inherent worth and dignity of others when there is conflict in congregations. The strategies LoraKim offers can be applied to any spiritual community.


Conflict Improv: The Toilet Seat

Video • 10 minutes • Circa 2008
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes
Circa 2008

Have you ever had an argument with someone who simply wouldn't put the toilet seat down? Watch veteran CNVC Certified Trainers Kelly Bryson, Christine King and Jean Morrison navigate this challenging yet common dialogue.


Street Giraffe Tips

Video • 8 minutes • 06/2009
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
06/2009

Does the thought of asking the following question stop you cold? "Would you tell me what you heard me say?" Mary Mackenzie, CNVC Certified Trainer known for her colloquial method of speaking and teaching NVC, offers a simpler method.


The Zero Step

Audio • 41 minutes • 01/28/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
41 minutes
01/28/2017

 

Jori and Jim Manske offer a process they call "The Zero Step," encompassing the characteristics of warmth toward self and other, care for the vitality of both yourself and other(s), wonder/interest, vulnerability and empathy, which leads directly to connection requests and an openness to outcome.


Signs of Healthy Differentiation With Empathy

Article • 4- 6 minutes • 08/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
4- 6 minutes
08/2020

If you ask for or give empathy and are met with accusations of codependency, there are a number of things you can do to check that you are coming from a place of healthy differentiation. You can see if you're doing so from a place of healthy differentiation -- and notice signs of healthy differentiation when you offer empathy. You can also bring a profound respect for differences, and clear boundaries. Read on for more.


Equanimity and the Holidays

Article • 2-3 minutes • 11/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2-3 minutes
11/2018

If you're unpleasantly triggered during the holidays you may find yourself responding in ways you don't like. Start by acknowledging how affected you are to bring in more curiosity, mindfulness and eventually, authentic and discerning choices.


It Takes a Community to Raise a Relationship

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
2005
Using his own life experience, Eric explores why we need support from others, what support might look like, and what blocks us from asking for support for our relationships.

Self-Connection Meditation

Video • 8 minutes • 01/18/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
01/18/2019

CNVC Certified Trainer Stephanie Bachmann Mattei leads you through an 8 minute meditation designed to develop a more integrated body and feelings/needs awareness.


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