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7 Transformative Conversations

Video • 18 minutes • 12/16/2013
Beginner Skill Level
Video
18 minutes
12/16/2013

What is essential to make a relationship thrive? Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Linda Mia Mukte (formerly Rysenbry) share seven types of conversations vital to healthy, flourishing intimate relationships.


Laughter, IPNB and Empathy

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 10/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
10/2018

Sometimes even a very skilled empathy practicitioner can go into offering a non-empathic response, even when asked for empathy.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains might be less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our brain and relationship with others.  This article speaks to the deeper "why" and also to one thing we could do to turn it around...


Opening to Intimacy

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
10/2005

Trainer tip: Do you have behavioral patterns that block intimacy? When we are feeling our most vulnerable, we often want intimacy but also tend to keep it at bay. Acknowledge your need for intimacy, and find people you can trust to love you as you are.


Angry and Taken Advantage of

Article • 4-6 minutes • 6/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4-6 minutes
6/2018

Finding your power in seemingly powerless situations doesn't mean denying what happened, your feelings, your needs, nor the behavior of others that didn't meet needs. It does mean reexamining those situations with the intention to compassionately look for your contribution and for clues to your hidden perceptual biases. Read on to learn about about finding these clues, and more.


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.


Create a Flourishing Life with Gratitude

Audio • 28 minutes • 10/2011
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
28 minutes
10/2011

Join CNVC Certified Trainer Jori Manske in an exploration of how gratitude can enable you to remain more present moment to moment, thus enabling you to flourish in your life!


NVC Principles

Video • 22 minutes • 11/2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
22 minutes
11/2007

In this 3-part video, Miki Kashtan discusses the spiritual nature of NVC, delves deeper into the NVC concept of needs and offers practical tools to make requests in ways that others are more likely to respond to positively.


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.


Unappreciated is NOT a Feeling

Video • 2 minutes • 05/13/2011
Beginner Skill Level
Video
2 minutes
05/13/2011

Unappreciated, Judged, Disrespected, Offended, Manipulated ... people use these words to describe feelings but these are all words that describe interpretations instead. They're also words that get people's backs up. Talk about unproductive! The solution? Develop a vocabulary of feelings so you can minimize defensiveness in others and facilitate connection.


Workplace Series: When Purpose Trumps Connection

Audio • 6 minutes • 10/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 minutes
10/2008

In most business environments, purpose holds a higher priority than connection. Listen to Miki discuss the strategy of using minimum connection to remain true to the purpose at hand, and how the purpose of empathy may differ in the workplace.