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NVC Life Hacks: 31 Learning from Limitations

Video • 8 minutes • 10/8/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
10/8/2022

Whenever we make mistakes, we're often beating ourself up in a way that breeds guilt, fear and/or shame. Nonviolent Communication offers a model based in self-empathy that lets you reflect, process and move forward without the guilt, fear and shame.


How to Use NVC with Talkative Friends

Trainer Tip • 21 minutes • 07/2008
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
21 minutes
07/2008

Ask the Trainer: "Could you explore why people 'talk too much' and how I could connect with them and myself empathically when I'm also talking too much?"


How To Listen and Find Aliveness in Containment

Article • 5-9 minutes • 04/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5-9 minutes
04/2020

Physical distancing is opportunity to creatively to meet your needs in new ways. In this containment, with very few cues from others and the environment you now have a rare opportunity with less external distraction to rethink what's truly supportive -- and make significant changes to the less noticable habits of mind, standards and "should's". Applying questions and noticing certain symptoms can support. Read on for more.


Conflict Improv: She Talks Too Much!

Video • 8 minutes • 2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
2011

In this edition of Conflict Improv, CNVC Certified Trainer Christine King navigates the challenging practice of expressing honesty when that expression might easily be heard as criticism.


Fear of Negative Consequences

Audio • 8 minutes • 03/04/2016
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes
03/04/2016

Miki responds to a participant’s question concerning fear of consequences when speaking with a manager at work. In this excerpt, she delves into the topic of choosing to inhabit nonviolence in the workplace, affirming that fear and nonviolence are incompatible, and that nonviolence is a powerful alternative to our habitual Fight, Flight, Freeze responses.


Self-Empathy: Healing from the Inside Out (6 Session Course)

Audio • 5 - 7 hours • 10/17/2018
All Skill Levels
Audio
5 - 7 hours
10/17/2018

Ever wish you knew how you might experience more choice when you've been triggered, instead of being trapped in old habits and unmet needs? Wish you could REALLY heal old internal messages that tell you you're not good enough… not loveable… or not deserving? Join veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, Mary Mackenzie, for this 6-session course designed to deepen your ability to connect with self and heal your past through the process of Self-empathy.


Differentiating Needs from Strategies

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

Trainer tip: When we focus on needs further possibilities are more likely to open up. When we focus on a particular strategy, our world can feel scarce and conflicts can arise. Resolution comes when we value everyone’s needs and seek mutually satisfying solutions. We can ask for support towards this outcome.


Teachers Expressing to Students and Colleagues

Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes • Circa 2007
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes
Circa 2007

Ask the Trainer: "I just started teaching in a public school and I'm not enjoying the violence that teachers express towards children and their colleagues. However, when I talk about NVC, most people listen but I feel they're either not understanding it or ..."


Integrating NVC and Abundance Consciousness: How to Create a Successful and Sustainable NVC Livelihood (5 Session Course)

Audio • 5 hours, 49 minutes • 9/29/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 hours, 49 minutes
9/29/2022

If you are passionate about sharing Nonviolent Communication and want to create a successful livelihood in doing so — or create more sustainability and abundance in your current efforts in sharing NVC — this course recording is designed with you in mind!


Practicing Non-Reactivity

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 3/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
3/2019

For this practice assume that reactivity is arising any time you are distracted and not enjoying something. Practice throughout the day by focusing your attention for a few moments on something specific that you find pleasing. Notice the sensation of joy or pleasure in your body, and hold attention there longer than usual. This interrupts tension and contraction. Keep remembering to do this. When you go too long without directing your attention in this way, the practice becomes less accessible.


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