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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

Exercise: Connecting Sensations to Emotions and Needs

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes
Puzzling about needs and feelings? Check out this excerpt from Dian Killian's course, Embracing the Body: Somatic Self Empathy, where she leads participants through an exercise that demonstrates how our physical sensations connect us to our feelings and needs.

Naming the Feeling/Need

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
10 minutes
When you experience an emotion, your body send a message to your brain that lights up the amygdala. Then what? Watch and listen as Sarah Peyton demonstrates of the NVC practice Naming the Feeling and Need, which calms the amygdala and enables you to move…

Healing Shame

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
10 minutes
What do you do with feelings of shame? During this 12-minute excerpt from her course, From Shame to Vulnerability, Liv Larsson uses The Compass to explore the four directions you can move to when experiencing shame, and guides you through the different responses.

Empathy, Honestly

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
10 minutes
Yoram defines empathy as a blending of the arts of listening and following, and says it is the biggest gift we can offer each other! Listen what can happen when a restless child has the presence and attention of his mother.

Daily Awareness Practice for Self Compassion

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes
Want to get rid of old patterns or habits, like procrastination? Arnina suggests: 1) ask two specific questions when you are eager to change a habit; 2) make your brain your ally; and 3) be patient, change takes time.

Do I Stay or Do I Go?

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes
Hear Miki work with a participant looking for environmental sustainability within an existing system. Miki offers guidance around creating bridges for applying NVC principles instead of techniques when engaging with groups or organizations.

What is Mine to Do?

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
10 minutes
How DO we live our lives? What is an effective response to what is happening in the world? Listen in as Miki dialogs with a participant asking, "What is mine to do?", and honors the dissonance we feel when we are working to change.

Social Change

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes
Listen in as Roxy explains how NVC approaches systemic change: through the protective use of force, the ability to self connect and connect to others, requests vs. demands, and understanding needs that are motivating behaviors. 

Tools for Connecting through the Holidays

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes
Want ideas on how to more easily build resilience and navigate life's challenges? Listen in as Jim and Jori review their 4-Step Gratitude Practice and their 60 Challenge Practice, too!

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