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Applying Mindful Compassionate Dialogue To Violence In Ukraine

Intermediate Skill Level • Practice Exercise • 12 -17 mins
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
12 -17 mins

How to maintain conscious connection and compassion as you grapple with the tragic violence in Ukraine? Here we'll look at dissolving enemy images we have, inviting mourning, maintaining self connection that benefits our global community, creating ideas for action, acknowledging the power of what we envision, and engaging in an exercise for applying consciousness and skills to an imaginary scenario.


What is Resonance?

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
3 minutes

What is resonance? How can the vibrations between cellos guide our understanding of resonance? Listen to Sarah affirm that "resonance is the most important thing that happens between humans to make our brains work well and make our brains be good places to live." NVC can create resonance between people which calms us and restructures the right hemisphere of the brain.


What Would Happen if you Listened First?

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

What would happen if you listened first? Itzel and Kathy offer three empathic, attuned listening practices to empower your listening skills. Itzel and Kathy demonstrate with a role play. Learn to set up a different conversational choreography!


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.


How to Strengthen and Nourish Secure Attachment with Children

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 11 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
11 minutes

Children need our love, unconditional acceptance, and care, else they’ll chase after it by acting out. Listen in as Ingrid shares activities that support the practice of engaging in connective behavior.


Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Beginner Skill Level • Article • 3 - 4 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 4 minutes

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.


Colloquial NVC Options

Beginner Skill Level • Article • 2 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes

How can we express ourselves in a way that supports a natural flow of connection while maintaining a focus on NVC consciousness? This handout from CNVC Certified Trainer, Miki Kashtan, offers seven options that support NVC enthusiasts in evolving from classical to colloquial NVC language.


The Tao of Empathy

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

John introduces his Self-Connection Exercise as a mindful way of coming to awareness via OFNR. Breath: immediately observable, a reminder to observe. Body: feeling the body, awareness of sensations. Needs: an experience of wholeness that expands awareness of the totality of experience. Listen.


What Would Be Possible If I Loved Myself?

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
10 minutes

How do we deal with ourselves when we're less than perfect? Listen in as Kathleen guides you through a 6-step exercise in empathic presence based on Marshall Rosenberg's Self-Empathy process.


Hear the Needs

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 27 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
27 minutes

This is a documentary of the use of Nonviolent Communication at Euclid High School, Ohio, in a history class with a teacher practicing NVC accompanied by CNVC Certified Trainer Catherine Cadden.


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