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Curiosity, The Art of Waiting, and Finding Peace

Article • 7 - 11 minutes • 12/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
7 - 11 minutes
12/2018

Sitting with uncertainty can be very uncomfortable and evoke anxiety. Or it can be a practice that brings in the curiosity and inner spaciousness that allows for creative solutions to emerge, and that help us to relax our attachment to outcomes.  Here's a closer look...


Listen to the Universe

Practice Exercise • N/A • 01/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
N/A
01/2010

Listen to the Universe is a fun group exercise to explore how we focus our attention and interpret what we experience.


Foundational NVC Skills: Requests

Audio • 1 hour, 25 minutes • 11/15/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 25 minutes
11/15/2010

Marshall Rosenberg suggests that there are two requests that are the most transformative to relationships, (1) What’s alive in both of us? and (2) What would make life more wonderful for both of us?  This telecourse recording offers an easy-to-digest overview of how carefully crafted requests inspire joyful relationships.


How to Find Strength During a Crisis

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
03/2020

During a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, we can draw upon inner and outer resources: gratitude, awareness of our senses and breath, plus compassion for self and others. We can also expand our understanding to curtail fear -- and limit the amount of time and energy we spend fighting and resisting the truth of what’s happening.


Parenting Series: Compliance and the “Yes” Inside the “No”

Video • 11 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes
2005

Inbal responds to the question "Is bribery an acceptable tool for compliance?' and helps us understand the five habitual reasons we do things.


Compassionate Communication and Empathy’s Awakening

Article • 20 - 25 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Article
20 - 25 minutes
2005

John Cunningham provides support to deepen your understanding and practice of NVC, including a sketch of the participatory and onlooker modes of consciousness, lists of feelings, needs and sample dialogues.


Simple Self-Empathy Tools to Help You Enjoy the Holidays

Audio • 39 minutes • 12/2011
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
39 minutes
12/2011

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Mary Mackenzie to learn a few of her tried-and-true simple Self-Empathy techniques, especially focused on the challenges of the holiday season.


Invisible Power & Privilege - Part 1

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 06/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
06/2011

In groups, relationships and society we may not want to dominate or take away from others’ access to power, to choice, to participation in decisions, nor to shaping the vision and direction of the dynamic. And yet how do we do it anyway without knowing it? Discover how privilege operates on a societal level and becomes so invisible in groups. Learn why the conversation is usually excruciating for members of both privileged and under privileged.


Responding to Opportunity in Extreme Times

Article • 12 - 18 minutes • 04/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
12 - 18 minutes
04/2020

This pandemic is an immense opportunity, and a dire catastrophe in the making. It’s a crisis within many planetary crises — during which, our habits as individuals, and as a collective, are challenged because they don’t sustain us. Now we are pushed to respond freshly and join forces in ways that seemed impossible before.


Don't Call Me White!

Article • 12-18 minutes • 3/2021
Advanced Skill Level
Article
12-18 minutes
3/2021

The notion of "micro-aggressions" may be levied by those in the dominant class - for example white folks may talk about receiving micro-aggressions when a (legitimately) angry BIPOC references them as "white". This shuts down the conversation and feeds a myth that everyone's pain about race is equal. It doesn't foster dialogue that moves us towards a more equitable, compassionate world. Read on for more about the complexity.


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