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The Art of Listening: Kathleen Macferran at TEDx Ranier

Video • 15 minutes • 01/05/2015
Beginner Skill Level
Video
15 minutes
01/05/2015

In this thought provoking talk, Kathleen Macferran explores the power of listening to open doors and potentially to transform people. This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.


Inviting Depth in Conversation

Article • 3 - 5 minutes • 6/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
6/2018

Conversation can become more satisfying with depth. Depth is occurs when connection unfolds towards a depth of intimacy, presence, attunement, sensing -- and silent attentive connection where another is attentively seen and heard. Inviting this level of sharing in conversation relies on at least three major elements: attentive silence, the desire to connect and be known, and focus on present moment experience. Learn more about this way of engaging.


Taking Responsibility for Your Choices

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 06/21/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
06/21/2005

Trainer Tip: Giving up on blame and taking responsibilty for our choices is immensely empowering. Mary offers a tip for growing in this direction.


Using Anger as a Warning

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/09/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/09/2005

Trainer Tip: If you are feeling anger, you are experiencing an unmet need. When you recognize it as a warning signal, it can be a life-serving tool.


Getting Conversations Back on Track

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

What can you do to move towards connection when you you sense reactivity, defense, withdrawal or conflict arising? You can make a connection request, check the congruence between your body language and your words, and get curious about the impact of your actions. When you've tried everything you could also acknowledge that something is off, and choose to come back together when both parties have had time to reflect. Read on for more.


Embracing Nonviolence (4 Session Course)

Audio • 4 - 6 hours • 7/15/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
4 - 6 hours
7/15/2022

The heart of the practice of nonviolence is a commitment to live through the powerful combination of compassion, fierceness, and courage, with an uncompromising willingness to stand for truth. Join Miki Kashtan for this exciting and informative course to learn how to practically embrace nonviolence.


Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Learning Tool • 3 pages • 2008
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
3 pages
2008

NVC practice is based on several key assumptions and intentions. When we live based on these assumptions and intentions, self-connection and connection with others become increasingly possible and easy, helping us contribute to a world where everyone’s needs are attended to peacefully.


Forgiving Ourselves

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 02/02/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
02/02/2005

Trainer Tip: Every single time you say or do something, even when you experience pain or regret, you are trying to meet a need. Forgiveness begins when we acknowledge the needs we were trying to meet in the situation.


NVC Mediation Level 1 Training: Mediating Conflict for Yourself and Others (8 Session Course)

Audio • 11 - 14 hours • 02/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
11 - 14 hours
02/2011

This telecourse recording provides an experience with the language, skills and consciousness of NVC applied to mediating all types of conflict whether you are one of the people in conflict or you are supporting others in conflict.


Observing without Judgment

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

Trainer Tip: Today, identify the facts, without adding your ideas about why people behave in certain ways. Then consider connecting with the person about what was going on with them. You will find that the more you observe life without judgment and evaluation, the more open you will be to hearing and connecting with other people.


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