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Flow, Decision-Making, And Conflict

Article • 22 - 33 minutes • 9/24/2021
Advanced Skill Level
Article
22 - 33 minutes
9/24/2021

Trust, flow, information sharing, and learning is reduced in conflict. Conflict can indicate incapacity in at least one of five systems that every group, community, or organization needs to function. Attending to conflict at systems-level helps reduce over relying on momentary connection that isn’t anchored in decisions about what comes next. When there's enough agreed upon systems within capacity, that attend to enough kinds of situations, we're likely to have little conflict.


Defusing Anger

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 01/25/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
01/25/2005

Trainer Tip: Many of us are afraid of our anger because we haven’t learned how to express it in a way that brings relief or that helps us meet our needs in the situation. Consider a different approach to anger, one that helps you fully express your anger and is more likely to help you meet your needs for relief, to be heard, or to be understood.


The Powers No One Can Take Away From Us

Article • 16 - 24 minutes • 05/2019
All Skill Levels
Article
16 - 24 minutes
05/2019

We can choose our stories of interpretation, and how to respond. And while stories of self-sufficiency can (to a degree) give us more influence over our own lives, they don't erase oppression, war, nor climate change. When stories omit a lens that includes impacts of interdependence, oppression, and structural inequities, stories can also keep us disconnected and blocked from compassion for self and others -- and perpetuating an oppressive status quo. However, with this lens we can make greater compassion and collective liberation possible. Even as the outcome is unknown.


Knowing Ourselves

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 09/13/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
09/13/2005

Trainer Tip: The question is not what other people think of you, but what you think of yourself. Who are you, really? Take a moment to consider what you value.


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.


Adding Active Bystander Skills to Your NVC Toolkit

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Video • 44 minutes • 11/17/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
44 minutes
11/17/2018

CNVC Certified Trainer Lore Baur asks: "Have you ever seen something happen that made you feel uncomfortable and you didn't know what to do?" That's the "bystander effect:" a well-researched and commonly experienced phenomenon. Training can help you overcome it, enabling you to discern what to do and how to support others in ways that reduce trauma and increase safety.


Unconditional Self-Acceptance: A Simple Daily Practice

Practice Exercise • 3 minutes • 4/1/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 minutes
4/1/2022

Here's a daily self-acceptance practice you can bring into your life whenever you are experiencing pain, tension, contraction, lack of fulfillment, or unmet needs or values. Giving your often undesired experiences space can be a path to greater inner connection and peace.


Valuing My Needs When I Habitually Don't

Audio • 9 minutes • 11/15/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
9 minutes
11/15/2011

Listen to John answer an NVC Library member's question about what we can do when we habitually place other's needs ahead our own. Healing and change can be reached through compassionate self-connection, needs awareness, mourning and mindfulness.


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.


Inner Space And Compassion

Practice Exercise • 1- 2 minutes • 1/17/2022
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
1- 2 minutes
1/17/2022

Here's guidance on how to approach your inner experience when triggered or stuck in a distressing life experience. Self-Compassion in life can be experienced as: "There is room for life experience in me. There is an open space for ‘what is’ to be fully present in my inner experience". This exercise is more about tracing your felt experience than verbalizing it.


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