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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

Empathic Attuned Listening Practices

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 15 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
15 minutes

Being heard is a core human need. But what if you don't like what the other person is saying: how do you hold onto your awareness of their humanity? Find out in this demonstration from Kathy Simon's course, Connect Across Differences.


Connecting Across the COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccination Divide

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 1 hour 25 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour 25 minutes

Miki leads course participants in an exploration of connecting and understanding those with seemingly polar opposite beliefs and perspectives about COVID-19 pandemic vaccination. Miki demonstrates that to live nonviolently, we must include those whom we so strongly disagree with. 


Visual NVC: Art to Support Self-Connection

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 11 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes

Learn a quick Visual NVC meditation to self-connect when facing huge events such as a pandemic or social injustice, and discover how art can support you in connecting with feelings, needs, and energy when you are in a tight spot.


Create Restorative Agreements

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

Here are five practical ideas from Ceri, Jo, and Sarah for creating simple agreements with any group you are working with when conflict arises!


The Winds of Life

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Beginner Skill Level • Video • 4 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes

Trees don't fight the winds of life; their movements demonstrate how to accept whatever comes your way. Listen in as Mina guides you through the Four Mudras – hand movements – that will open you to life in this excerpt from her course, Learning from Nature: Dancing Like a Tree.


Permaculture and NVC?

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes

What exactly IS permaculture? And how do permaculture and NVC fit together? Listen to this excerpt from Marco Matera’s and Elena Bernasconi-Tabellini’s course, NVC and Permaculture, where Marco shares the ethics and philosophy behind the permaculture movement.


Exercise: Connecting Sensations to Emotions and Needs

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 12 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
12 minutes

Puzzling about needs and feelings? Check out this excerpt from Dian Killian's course, Embracing the Body: Somatic Self Empathy, where she leads participants through an exercise that demonstrates how our physical sensations connect us to our feelings and needs.


Naming the Feeling/Need

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
3 minutes

When you experience an emotion, your body send a message to your brain that lights up the amygdala. Then what?  Listen as Sarah Peyton demonstrates of the NVC practice Naming the Feeling and Need, which calms the amygdala and enables you to move into relational space.


Tools for Connecting through the Holidays

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 11 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes

Want ideas on how to more easily build resilience and navigate life's challenges? Listen in as Jim and Jori review their 4-Step Gratitude Practice and their 60 Challenge Practice, too!


Daily Awareness Practice for Self Compassion

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

Want to get rid of old patterns or habits, like procrastination? Arnina suggests: 1) ask two specific questions when you are eager to change a habit; 2) make your brain your ally; and 3) be patient, change takes time.


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