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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

Learning Tools (8)

Needs & Feelings List

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • 2 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
2 - 3 minutes
This two page learning tool contains lists of needs, feelings, faux feelings, and feelings that might be mixed with thoughts...

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.

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...

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…

Self Assessment Matrix

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • 1 hour
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 hour
This self-assessment Matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.

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.

A List of Needs We All Have

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • 30 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
30 minutes
In a Nonviolent Communication model, we believe that everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need. That means that all actions or words are in service to a deep internal need. The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive.

The 4-Part Nonviolent Communication Process

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Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • 30 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
30 minutes
There are four components to the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, as shown below. The 4-Part Nonviolent Communication Process can guide you to express how you are, or they can be used to empathically receive how another is.