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From Suffering to Aliveness: Not Fighting Reality

Audio • 26 minutes • 08/16/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
26 minutes
08/16/2014

How we relate to life parallels how we relate to others! Learn how to have a more healthy way of relating to situations and people when your needs are not being met. Bob Wentworth offers some wisdom on moving from suffering to aliveness through not fighting what is.


Embodying Compassion Exercise

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 9/5/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
9/5/2021

Grow your compassionate presence with this 3-process exercise. The processes include: Connecting to and feeling the Life Impulse meditation, Creating your own inner space of compassionate presence exercise, and the Compassionately Embracing visualization. These processes will guide you toward deeper self connection and compassionate presence.


From Personal to Global Trauma: The Through-Line

Article • 6-9 minutes • 07/14/2022
All Skill Levels
Article
6-9 minutes
07/14/2022

Our everyday personal experiences of diminishment, and the destruction of our planet has a through-line. Societal traumas lead to us shutting down to avoid pain, and this limits us. The avoidance shifts our brains so we don’t see other beings, species and our planet as wondrous, precious and irreplaceable. Thus, we meet others with diminishment, oblivion, or abuse; trauma keeps passing on. This leads to being blind and mute, and to othering based on social location, and to destruction of our planet.


Communicating with Family Across Political Divides

Audio • 17 minutes • 03/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
17 minutes
03/2011

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan talks with radio show host Hollis Polk about strategies for communicating with family members whose political views oppose our own.


Acting in Accordance With Our Values

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/28//2005
Beginner Skill level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/28//2005

Trainer Tip: Your every action has an effect on other people’s lives. The nature of the impact may not be obvious to us, but that doesn’t diminish its presence. The next time you are tempted to snap at someone or cut in front of another driver, consider whether you’d like to be their story that evening. Consider whether this is the kind of contribution you’d like to make to their life.


Navigating Conflict (6 Session Course)

Audio • 6 - 9 hours • 09/15/2011
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 - 9 hours
09/15/2011

Join veteran Mediators and Facilitators, Jori and Jim Manske in using Nonviolent Communication and mediation skills for transforming conflict into connection between yourself and others.


Angry and Taken Advantage of

Article • 4-6 minutes • 6/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4-6 minutes
6/2018

Finding your power in seemingly powerless situations doesn't mean denying what happened, your feelings, your needs, nor the behavior of others that didn't meet needs. It does mean reexamining those situations with the intention to compassionately look for your contribution and for clues to your hidden perceptual biases. Read on to learn about about finding these clues, and more.


Control as a Need

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
Circa 2007

Trainer Tip: "I often hear people say that someone did something because of a need for control. Control is actually a strategy that is often confused with a need."


NVC Life Hacks 3: How to Listen

Video • 4 minutes • 03/28/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes
03/28/2018

In the third in a series on applying NVC to daily life, Shantigarbha follows directly on from Episode 2, showing us that listening isn't a passive activity, and offers five tips for how to improve our listening skills.


Developing Patience

Audio • 53 minutes • 11/03//2010
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
53 minutes
11/03//2010

Jim and Jori offer practical tools to help us develop patience through a process they call WAIT: Wake up, Accept, Insight, Take a step.


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