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From Awareness to Action: Creating Bridges Across Differences (6 Session Course)

Audio • 10 -12 hours • 09/10/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
10 -12 hours
09/10/2019

For many people, attempting to connect with others across differences can feel akin to walking through a minefield. With humility, tenderness, and courage, Roxy challenges your perspectives and encourages you to open your heart and mind. Roxy uses concrete examples and visual tools to illustrate complex concepts.


Mourning Our Losses

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/25/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/25/2005

Trainer Tip: Mourning enables us to heal the pain and gain clarity about how to meet our needs in the present moment.


Lonely Together

Article • 5 - 7 minutes • 05/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 7 minutes
05/2020

When conflict or criticism occurs, we can notice two layers of meaning to create connection: the content and the needs the speaker is holding. When we are able to recognize this --and ideally engage open-heartedly, with curiosity, make clear requests, imagining what they want, no matter how their expression was framed -- we have more opportunity to support the longevity of our relationships, and to decrease our loneliness when together.


Group Feedback

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • Circa 2007
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "I'm part of a small, self-led NVC group that's been working together for almost two years. We are experiencing some growing pains in that we're still not certain how and under what circumstances to make requests, especially negative ones."


Feelings, the Second Component of Compassionate Communication

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/18/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/18/2005

Trainer Tip: Take a moment to consider feelings, our conditioning about expressing or even feeling emotion, and the value of re-evaluating our relationship to feelings.


A List of Feelings We All Have (Emotions and Sensations)

Learning Tool • N/A • 2019
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
2019

The following list of words are used to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to help you develop your emotional vocabulary and further support your communication with others.


Can the Social Order Be Transformed Through Personal Practice? - Part 2

Article • 18 - 27 minutes • 02/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
18 - 27 minutes
02/2020

We can't alone (nor with lone communities) transform the hidden structures of violence and domination. Dialogue alone isn't disruptive enough. We can easily be in dialogue with Trump supporters while the planet burns up, millions are still hungry, and we go extinct. NVC seriously risks reinforcing vast inequities and abuses if we're not radically engaging systemic constraints, and impacts of our choices that go beyond our immediate circle. Read on for ways to leverage NVC practices to expand true social change.


Empathic, Powerful Responses To COVID-19 Inequities

Article • 15 - 23 minutes • 05/2020
Advanced Skill Level
Article
15 - 23 minutes
05/2020

The existing unequal risks and impacts people of certain race, class and identities face in society is magnified in these strenuous times -- especially with things such as illness, financial well being, discrimination, attacks, and death. As responsive NVC practitioners we can stand in solidarity with those who are differentially impacted. Read on for this, and additional ways to spot common pitfalls of doing so.


Never Compromise

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

Trainer Tip: Never Compromise, because that is where you share the resentment 50/50.


Making the Most of Meetings: Proven Steps to Boost Meeting Productivity and Enjoyment

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 01/2009
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
01/2009

Rachelle Lamb offers proven steps to substantially boost meeting productivity and efficiency, and make meetings more productive and enjoyable for everyone, when using NVC. Rachelle offers a series of quick tips including check-in,  take turns, pause, speak honestly, speak mindfully and more.


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