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Increasing Presence Through Observations

Introductory Skill Level • Practice Exercise • 00:26 hours:minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Practice Exercise
00:26 hours:minutes
John Kinyon leads participants through two Observation Exercises to strengthen their ability to be present. Through the exercises, John distinguishes the difference between feelings, which are emotions felt inside the body, and observations which are witness to our experience.

Developing Observation Skills

Introductory Skill Level • Audio • 00:23 hours:minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
00:23 hours:minutes
In this introductory audio with CNVC Certified Trainers, Jim and Jori Manske, you will learn the difference between an observation and an evaluation, and how discerning between the two improves your ability to stay present in the moment. Included are daily practices for developing your observational skills.

Observation, the First Component of Nonviolent Communication

Introductory Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read time: 1-2 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer tip: People often presume why something happened before checking with the other person. Instead, if we were to name the facts of what happened without adding in our own judgments or reasons why we think it happened, we can more easily open the possibility for deeper connection with the other person. Read on for more.

Mediating Conflict Conversations with Observation, Feeling, Need, and Request

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 00:44 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:44 hours:minutes
Mediating a conflict conversation can be challenging – but with tools and practice, that challenge can be transformed. If you're curious about the specific steps needed to achieve that transformation, join John for an exploration of his non-dual mindfulness practice.

Can NVC Be Learned Without Learning Observation, Feeling, Need and Request?

with Bridget Belgrave, Jeff Brown and Mary Mackenzie
Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 00:44 hours/minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:44 hours/minutes
In this enlightening Trainer Conversation, three veteran CNVC Certified Trainers discuss whether NVC can be learned without first learning Observations, Feelings, Needs, Requests (OFNR). The conversation naturally meanders as the trainers grapple with the question, eventually covering a wide-range of topics including the spirituality and true essence of NVC.

Observation: The Awareness of the Thoughts, Stories and Core Beliefs to Enhance Connection

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 02:10 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
02:10 hours:minutes
In this recorded telecourse, John Kinyon, world renowned CNVC Certified Trainer, guides you through processes to strengthen your capacity for mindful presence and awareness of your thinking, and to develop the skills to translate thoughts into observations.

Observing without Judgment

Introductory Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read time: 1-2 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: Today, identify the facts, without adding your ideas about why people behave in certain ways. Then consider connecting with the person about what was going on with them. You will find that the more you observe life without judgment and evaluation, the more open you will be to hearing and connecting with other people.

Poetic License

with Christine King and Jean Morrison
Beginner Skill Level • Article • N/A
Beginner Skill Level
Article
N/A
Poetic License is a fun group exercise that's sure to incite laughter in your NVC group!

Nothing but the Facts

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read time: 1-2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: There's often a large gap between what we experience, and the story we make up about it. Noticing how our judgments and assumptions cloud our observations can be critical to creating a connection with others and maintaining a Nonviolent Communication consciousness.

The Heart of Conflict (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 08:50 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
08:50 hours:minutes
Join CNVC Certified Trainers and Mediators Jori and Jim Manske in an exploration of using Nonviolent Communication in the context of Mediation and Conflict Resolution. The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy. nvctraining.com

NVC Conversations About Privilege and Power-Over

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 9 - 14 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 9 - 14 minutes
Some people in the NVC community consider the words "privilege" and "power" triggering and/or evaluative. From this perspective, how can the concepts of "privilege" and "power" be considered part of the NVC teaching? This writing piece examines the power and privilege debate. It also discusses what the author sees as Marshall Rosenberg and Gandhi's stance on the subject...

Tips for the Road Series: Tip 2. Cultivate Connection before Asking for Action

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Learn when to use the two types of requests in the practice of Nonviolent Communication: Action Requests and Connection Requests. Both are important when working through conflict or difficult situations and for building connection.

NVC “Reality TV” (Complete Course)

with Catherine Cadden and Jesse Wiens
Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 03:44 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
03:44 hours:minutes
If role-play, hearing conversations modeled, and dialogue practice is how you learn, this 4-part telecourse recording is for you! Learn the art of entering into, staying in, and bowing out of “the dance” of communication, playing with your real-life situations using Observations, Feelings, Needs, and Requests as the foundation.

 
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