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Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Important Conversations

Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 11/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
11/2019

What's my intention? What needs am I trying to meet? What do I want the other person to know or understand? How can I say it in a way they are most likely to hear? These are four questions we can use in preparation for an important conversation. Read on for more on this, plus four accompanying practices.


Don’t Assume You Know What Other People Need

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/05/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/05/2022

Trainer Tip: Sometimes when we look to fix someone's problems we think we're doing it to make them feel better, but in reality we are uncomfortable and we want to feel better. Instead of assuming you know what their problem is or what they need, listen deeply. Your listening presence can bring relief to the both of you and provide additional opportunities for healing. And along the way they may find their own way to a solution.


Distinguishing Life-Serving Boundaries From Requests

Article • 3-5 minutes • 05/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3-5 minutes
05/2020

For effective dialogue clarify your needs, boundaries, and requests beforehand. Setting boundaries is telling someone what you're going to do in order to meet or protect needs for yourself or others. Whereas with requests, even if you have preferences, you still hold open curiosity about strategies to collaborate with others in meeting needs. Read on for more.


Thrive at Work

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Audio • 1 hour, 8 minutes • 7/8/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 8 minutes
7/8/2018

Many of us check our full selves at the door when entering our workplace. Would you like to learn how to apply NVC principles at work instead? In this session, Jeff details how you can step into greater authenticity at work!


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.


How do I bring NVC into a job that isn't suited for NVC?

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Video • 5 minutes • 05/19/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes
05/19/2016

What if you work in construction or someplace that you are concerned would not to be open to bringing in Nonviolent Communication(NVC)? The answer depends on what you mean when you say, "Bring NVC into business."


Moralistic Judgments

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

Trainer tip: When we express moralistic judgments we are implying that other people are wrong or bad because they don’t act in ways that are in harmony with our values. Judging the situation or people can create distance and hurt. Instead, we can express our needs and how we're affected, bringing greater connection and healing. Today, notice how often you judge, and how you feel when you judge.


Getting Stuck Arguments Unstuck

Article • 3-5 minutes • 8/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3-5 minutes
8/2018

Some arguments stay stuck because each person thinks it's about the content of the argument, rather than the needs each person is attempting to protect. When the needs get attached to the strategies a "no way out" scenario gets created. Instead, fully step into one another's worlds and connect to the feelings and needs behind the strategy each party is putting forth. Read on for six elements to creating empathic connection.


Empathy – Not Empathy

Learning Tool • 2 - 3 minutes • 6/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
2 - 3 minutes
6/2019

This handout defines and contrasts "empathy" alongside "responses may meet needs, but are not empathy" (such as advice, correcting, consoling, etc).


Baby Giraffes: NVC Parenting of Children Under 5 (3 Session Course)

Audio • 3 hours, 26 minutes • 02/2010
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
3 hours, 26 minutes
02/2010

This 3-part telecourse recording explores what it means to practice “power with” parenting with babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Ingrid has been teaching and writing about very young children for a decade and has a special passion for this age range.


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