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Parenting Series: Needs, Strategies and Partnership

Video • 9 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes
2005

Inbal clarifies the difference between needs and strategies, and why the distinction is important in our parenting role. She offers two questions to ask yourself if you're not certain whether something is a need or strategy.


What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Thousand Ways to Say, “I Love You”

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 12/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
12/2018

The impulse to say "I love you" is an opportunity to check-in both with our level of presence (eg. are we saying it by rote?) and also with what we really mean in that moment (eg. what are the needs and real purpose deep beneath the word "love"?).  This can invite us to explore a deeper, more heartfelt way of communicating and being...


The Four Responses Exercise Cards

Learning Tool • 30 - 60 minutes • 5/20/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Learning Tool
30 - 60 minutes
5/20/2019

Use these cards in your practice group or NVC training to understand 4 different ways of responding to hard to hear messages. Become aware of the way you habitually respond to stimulus and develop skills to respond with empathy and express honestly.


Losing Our Judgments

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

Trainer tip: Various life circumstances that can seem to be something that we don't want, and we may think of them as bad. And then later the situation may reveal that it's a circumstance that we do want, and we may think of it as good. Instead, of evaluating our day as good or bad we can acknowledge the feelings and needs that are present. Read on for a few anecdotes that illustrate this.


An Introduction to Self-Compassion (10 Session Course)

Audio • 11 hours, 12 minutes • 02/2011
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
11 hours, 12 minutes
02/2011

In this 10 session telecourse recording, world renowned CNVC Certified Trainer Robert Gonzales will help you discover a new level of self-acceptance that can lead to profound emotional healing and a deeper spiritual presence.

 


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!


Commitment

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 10/28/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
10/28/2005

Do you ever give up on disagreements, temporarily or permanently? Do you ever disengage from conflict because you’re certain the situation can't be resolved? Sometimes this applies. And consider how you may be giving up too soon, which decreases the possibility for resolution. This speaks to your level of commitment. How committed are you to valuing another’s needs and to finding resolution?


MLK, Nonviolence, and Communication

Trainer Tip • 2 - 3 minutes • 07/15/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes
07/15/2022

“Nonviolence” is not just a political tactic. It is a “soul force”. It is the force of love meeting and transforming what appears to not be love. It is speaking and listening with courage, compassion, and an open heart and mind and rooted in our truth in a way that bridges understanding. And doing so without demand nor trying to convince -- all in the face of any anger, fear, oppression, inequality, violence or disagreement.


NVC, Social Change and the Occupy Movement (Part 1)

Audio • 45 minutes • 02/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
45 minutes
02/2012

CNVC Certified Trainers Catherine Cadden, Jesse Wiens and Miki Kashtan join NVC Academy co-founder Mark Schultz in a discussion of Nonviolent Communication and social change in the context of the Occupy Movement.


Understanding And Recognizing Enmeshment

Practice Exercise • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/16/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes
03/16/2022

Enmeshment refers to confusion about who is responsible for what. This lack of clear boundaries results in attempts to manage the other person's experience as a substitute for managing your own. When you think you're contributing to another person, but you're actually acting from enmeshment, there's inner tension and contraction. Read on for 16 common signs of enmeshment so that you can know when to pause and connect to your needs.


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