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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Introduction to Using NVC in Parenting

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 30 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
30 minutes
In this brief video, CNVC Certified Trainer and founder of the CNVC Parenting Project, Inbal Kashtan, offers a succinct and insightful overview for using Nonviolent Communication in your parenting role.

Developing Presence

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 30 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
30 minutes
In this learning module, Jim and Jori Manske will lead you through a presence exercise, provide an overview of presence and give you daily exercises you can use to develop your “presence muscle.”

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