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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

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. 


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.


Facilitation and Transparency

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

Transparency: when is it too much? Does it support connection, clarity and flow? Is being transparent supporting your needs, the group's needs, and the group's purpose for being together? Check out this thoughtful excerpt from Mary's 2020 course, Jump In Now. Good food for thought!


The Shadow in Human Relationship

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

What don't we know about ourselves? Our unconscious contracts impact us, our shadow selves, and our relationships. In this snippet, Sarah uses her own unconscious contract to demonstrate navigating through reactions to today’s political environment. Listen.


The Gift of Conflict

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

How do you solve a conflict? By not trying to solve it! Yoram suggests building your conflict resolution muscles by practicing connecting to the needs behind the conflict instead.


The Paradigms of Interdependence and Separateness

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 7 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 minutes

Listen to Jared and Kathleen explore the paradigms of interdependence and separateness through the continuum of mourning to blaming.


Your Brain's Left Hemisphere and NVC

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

Sarah Peyton explains how your brain's left hemisphere excels at pattern making. NVC can help integrate both hemispheres, enabling you to use the left side's love of patterns for abstract thinking.


Implicit Bias and Own Race Bias (ORB)

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

Sarah Peyton explains implicit bias and own race bias (ORB), predispositions that slant our perceptions of ourselves and others. There's hope, these implicit biases can be overcome!


Your Resonant Self

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 6 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 minutes

When blaming, we tend to function from the position of lone hero / self-critical witness. Listen in as Sarah works with a participant facing her judgements about others not caring for the planet.


A List of Feelings We All Have (Emotions and Sensations)

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • 30 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
30 minutes

The following list of words are used to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to help you develop your emotional vocabulary and further support your communication with others.


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