Understanding NVC Skill Levels
Every Live NVC Course or NVC Multimedia Library resource we offer is tagged to indicate the NVC "Skill Level” it best represents, as shown in the image below:
These tags are not intended to deter you. Rather, they are intended to help you self-select learning options that will best support your unique stage in learning the skills and consciousness of NVC. Use the guide below to identify your current NVC skill level right now:Introductory
Generally, we define a "Beginner" skill level as 16 to 100 hours of NVC training. A Beginner skill level assumes that you are familiar with the basics of NVC (expressing honestly, empathy and the core aspects of NVC consciousness), but have not had enough training to integrate the basics into your life.
If you have a Beginner skill level, you will have begun to understand the differentiation between feelings and needs, and will recognize that NVC is a process that could increase your connections with others and yourself. The basics of NVC will not be covered in courses falling under this skill level, but they may be expanded upon.
Generally, we define an "Intermediate" skill level as 100-300 hours of NVC training and 1-3 years of experience integrating NVC into your life. An Intermediate skill level assumes that you know the basics of NVC (expressing honestly, empathy, and the core aspects of NVC consciousness), are having success at living NVC in some areas of your life, and are ready to learn and digest greater complexities of the NVC process.
Some specific indications of an Intermediate skill level are having success at recognizing and verbalizing feelings and needs, and having begun to translate judgments into feelings and needs (recognizing that judgments aren't reality).
Some specific indications of an Advanced skill level are an ability to recognize and take responsibility for your actions / feelings / needs, to know how to hear a "no" and stay in the dialogue, to express anger without blame and to receive people empathically even when they are expressing criticism or blame.