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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

Responding to the Call, Session Snippet, Victor Lee Lewis

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

In this snippet, Victor discusses acting with courage and imagination, and explores the dilemma of not acting because we fear we've not come up with the perfect intervention. Do we do more harm by waiting for the perfect inspiration instead of acting?


ZENVC Exercise

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 12 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
12 minutes

In this awareness exercise, Jesse approaches NVC from a Tai Chi or Zen perspective, enabling you to witness what is in relationship to a specific focus. He draws attention to the lived experience of an object rather than using words as a substitute for the felt experience. Listen in.


Embracing Your Wounded Child

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 45 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
45 minutes

Martha firmly believes in the old adage, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." Why? Because your wounded child carries all your burdens, and can tell you exactly what they need in order to find healing! Listen.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Meditation

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes

Practice leads to change of consciousness! Enjoy an MBSR guided practice with Stephanie Bachmann Mattei: STOP = Stop, Take a few mindful breaths, Observe, and Proceed. Listen.


Creating Safety and Ease in Your Groups

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

Listen in as Mary offers suggestions for leading practice groups: 1) how to build trust in a group setting; 2) clues that demonstrate a group’s lack of trust; and 3) signs that indicate a participants' need for trust isn't being met.


Jackal vs. Needs

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
2 minutes

When asked to talk about Self-Empathy to a professional group with no NVC background, Mary devised a quick and easy new practice: Jackal vs Needs. It takes the basics of NVC and turns them into delightfully clear and straightforward questions! Excerpted from the 2017 NVC Telethon.


Balancing All Needs

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes

Be present to the life in your group even when it differs from the agenda! Learn how to pivot and meet the needs of the facilitator, of the individual, or the group – and learn how to live in the possibility that all needs can be valued, even though all needs may not always be met.


Guiding Questions

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes

These guiding questions will help you review your motives and approach before engaging in especially important conversations. Carry it with you, share it with the other person if possible, and make a decision to stay on track instead of getting pulled into old speaking and listening habits that aren't working.


Things We Know and Forget

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes

Here's a list of 13 reminders to help you prepare for a challenging dialogue...


Four Steps of Nonviolent Communication

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • 2 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
2 - 3 minutes

This is 2 pages. The first page summarizes each of the four steps of the NVC model and the second page describes the ways in which our language alienates us from ourselves and each other.


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