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Love in the Time of COVID-19

Article • 7 - 11 minutes • 11/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
7 - 11 minutes
11/2020

Love keeps the thread of connection intact in times when all around us we see the human fabric becoming threadbare. When we dig deep with love into guessing what others care about that had given rise to their actions, it changes us. It brings us closer to understanding the incomprehensible -- and closer to vision, imagination, humility, curiosity, commonality, and loving action. Read on for more on applying this to people we deem "conspiracy theorists", and those who are on the other end of the political divide.


Reactions To Conflict Exercises

Practice Exercise • 1 - 2 minutes • 12/29/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1 - 2 minutes
12/29/2021

With these exercises you can practice identifying the reactions to conflict, such as fight, flight, freeze, the posture taken, what you see, hear, smell, touch taste and what needs are at play. They will also bring in curiosity about what next step may help. One of these exercises prompts you to journal some of these things this week.


What’s Important to You?

Practice Exercise • 2 pages • Circa 2009
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 pages
Circa 2009

This exercise is most often the first activity in a beginning level workshop after the usual logistics/history/check-in. Penny Wassman experiences it as an opportunity for people to build connection with one another.


Perceiving Reality

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

Trainer Tip: When we try to make another person fit into a reality that we prefer in order to meet our own needs everyone suffers. Instead, bring your focus back to yourself. Notice which of your needs are met or unmet when you spend time with someone. Don’t judge them; just focus on your feelings and needs. Then, decide whether continuing the relationship will meet them


Accepting What Is

Video • 6 minutes • 06/07/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
6 minutes
06/07/2011

CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan explains how naturalizing NVC language involves self care and begins with accepting what is true in the moment.


NVC and the Enneagram: Expanding Awareness, Connection and Compassion (3 Session Course)

Audio • 2 hours, 42 minutes • 12/02/2013
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
2 hours, 42 minutes
12/02/2013

Join Sylvia and Jean in this fascinating exploration of NVC and the Enneagram, a system of nine basic personality types.


Getting Your Needs Met

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

We can ask for what we want but if we repeatedly don’t get it from one source, it's our responsibility to find a new way to get it. We don’t honor our relationships when we insist that people who are unavailable or unwilling to support us meet our needs. Read on for related a parable about a woman persistently asking to get milk from a hardware store.


Self Assessment Matrix

Learning Tool • 00:28 hours:minutes • 1/2010
All Skill Levels
Learning Tool
00:28 hours:minutes
1/2010

This self-assessment matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.


NVC Life Hacks 13: Restorative v. Punitive Approaches

Video • 7 minutes • 03/28/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes
03/28/2019

When people get hurt or harmed, how can we restore trust, safety and connection in the community? A restorative approach which focuses on who got hurt and how can we restore it? Rather than whose fault is it and how can we punish them?


Mourning Our Losses

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/25/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/25/2005

Trainer Tip: Mourning enables us to heal the pain and gain clarity about how to meet our needs in the present moment.


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