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Needs Consciousness

Video • 1 hour, 35 minutes • 06/22/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 35 minutes
06/22/2019

Jim and Jori discuss the root of Nonviolent Communication, needs consciousness. Participate in guided processes to deepen your own needs consciousness.


Sitting With Not Knowing: Embracing the Heart of Nonviolent Communication

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 7/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
7/2017

Sitting with not knowing is an NVC skill because its the opposite of reactivity. In our haste to find relief from the discomfort of not knowing, we often become defensive, jump to conclusions, and blame and criticize others. Sitting with not knowing requires us to suspend our distrust, tolerate fear and uncertainty - creating space within us. NVC provides a way forward to enter into a space of wonder, possibility, and creativity.


Recognize and Manage Reactivity About Your Cause

Practice Exercise • 3 - 5 minutes • 05/05/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 - 5 minutes
05/05/2022

When we care about our cause and want to mitigate disaster, we may become reactive. However, transformation comes through connection, rather than convincing, judging, criticising, controlling, and making demands of others. To inspire change, get curious about how they relate to the topic – and get support for yourself elsewhere to process grief, become more present and compassionate, speak self-responsibly, and make requests.


Recovering from Reactivity Series: Taking a Step Back

Audio • 14 minutes • 08/04/2011
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
14 minutes
08/04/2011

Join Jim and Jori Manske in a thought experiment exercise designed to help us become more aware of our conditioning, allowing us to make more conscious and connected choices in the face of conflict.


Setting Boundaries with Reactivity

Article • 4-6 minutes • 12/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4-6 minutes
12/2019

Tolerating reactivity, name-calling, blaming, guilt-tripping, or stonewalling can lead to resentment and hurt. Plus, the more you stay in a reactive dynamic, the more you are likely to reinforce the pattern. Setting life-serving boundaries arund reactivity is about letting another know that you aren’t going to participate in that kinds of dynamics. This means knowing what helps with handling difficulties and asking for that.


Naturalizing NVC Language Series: Unacknowledged Fear Looks Like Aggression

Video • 2 minutes • 06/07/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
2 minutes
06/07/2011

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan shares how Marshall Rosenberg helped her see how unacknowledged fear can be misinterpreted as aggression and offers an elegant and simple strategy for changing this dynamic.


Parenting Series: Understanding Requests and Demands

Video • 8 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
2005

Inbal speaks to a group about our habit of demanding something of our children but making it sound like a request, the components of a true request and the importance of being honest when making a demand.


Nonviolent Communication Circle of Life

Learning Tool • N/A • 01/2010
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
01/2010

The NVC Circle of Life is a mandala illustrating the process and consciousness of Nonviolent Communication. Mandala literally means "sacred circle" and symbolizes wholeness, balance and harmony.


Forgiving Ourselves

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/02/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/02/2005

Trainer Tip: Every single time you say or do something, even when you experience pain or regret, you are trying to meet a need. Forgiveness begins when we acknowledge the needs we were trying to meet in the situation.


Setting Boundaries with Attraction

Article • 3-5 minutes • 09/2019
All Skill Levels
Article
3-5 minutes
09/2019

Attraction to others is neither good nor bad. Although it's pleasurable it doesn’t necessarily help with wise discernment. When it arises, it's up to you to engage in wise discernment about how you manage it. This guide provides practices and points of focus to engage your own attraction in a way that holds more choice about what will meet needs for yourself and others, and what role attraction plays.


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