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The Shadow Side of Autonomy

Article • 8 - 12 minutes • 01/2018
All Skill Levels
Article
8 - 12 minutes
01/2018

Could our "need for autonomy" be getting in the way of "partnership consciousness" (as NVC is sometimes called). Could "autonomy" also block healthy relationships with not only ourselves and with others, but also with the planet? This article invites us to consider how "autonomy" may colour our NVC practice at the peril of our critical values. Values such as our care for impact, shared responsibility, interdependence, compassion, consideration, and more...


Making Requests and Avoiding Demands

Practice Exercise • 5 - 10 minutes • 7/18/2021
All Skill Levels
Practice Exercise
5 - 10 minutes
7/18/2021

Sylvia Haskvitz offers a practical and effective approach to making requests. Learn the two questions that can clarify your motivation for making a request, three ways to discern a request from a demand, and five possible reasons for meeting requests.


Connected Decision Making

Article • 2-3 minutes • 1/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2-3 minutes
1/2018

If you're stuck when making a decision with someone, it's likely that you've skipped hearing and connecting to one another's needs. Slow down and listen for what's really important underneath the content. This allows you to make decisions that are more fulfilling and harmonious.


Loving Our Role as Parent

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

Trainer Tip: When we love a child there's a contribution we can provide in helping them go their own way successfully, in big ways and small.


Understanding White Privilege as a 21st Century Leadership Capacity

Video • 1 hour, 41 minutes • 6/9/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 41 minutes
6/9/2017

Working on social justice and racial equity? If you include attending to white culture and privilege as part of that work, you'll reap important benefits. Understanding white culture — along with its embedded historical privileges — provides valuable insight into a larger system of inequity.


NVC Life Hacks 12: Love the Inner Jackal

Video • 3 minutes • 02/21/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
3 minutes
02/21/2019

The "inner jackal" is probably be better known as the "inner critic", that nagging voice of self-sabotage that undermines our confidence. It's a voice that won't go away in a hurry! So here are our four top tips for getting into positive communication with it.


Effectiveness of the NVC Process in Coping with Violence and Pain

Audio • 6 minutes • 02/2007
Advanced Skill Level
Audio
6 minutes
02/2007

Ask the Trainer: An NVC Academy member from Bosnia asks: "Is the NVC process truly effective in places where so much violence has occurred and people's pain is very deep?"


Responding to the Call of Our Times - Step Into Your Vision

Audio • 1 hour • 02/10/2017
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour
02/10/2017

Enjoy listening to Miki make the distinction between leadership as a position and leadership as an orientation to life. The theme: when is it time to actively step into your vision?! Check it out.


Cooperating with the Life Principle: Living the Heart of Life Unfolding (8 Session Course)

Video • 6 hours • 11/19/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Video
6 hours
11/19/2014

If you're interested in learning specifically how and what you can do to live compassionately – with plenty of hands-on practice time – this course is for you. Observe actual demonstrations of Robert guiding participants through the transformational territory of healing and integration.


Using Anger as a Beacon

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 06/16/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
06/16/2005

Trainer Tip: Anger is a prominent call to gain our attention. Mary explains why it's worth heeding that call.