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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

Your Resonant Self (Book, Chapter 2)

Beginner Skill Level • Article • 10 - 15 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
10 - 15 minutes
Read Chapter 2, Staying in Emotional Balance: Healthy Self-Regulation from Sarah Peyton’s book, Your Resonant Self.

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.

NVC at Work Tips

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 15 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
15 minutes
Listen in as Dian shares her tips and sense of urgency around bringing NVC skills to work: 1) How to use your imagination (visualization!) to help you connect with somatic responses and needs; and 2) Five built-in advantages to sharing NVC in the work place.

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 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.

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.

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.

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