New and Recently Updated NVC Learning Resources

Nonviolence in the Face of Hatred

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 14 - 21 minutes
When Anita's sister reveals that the Ku Klux Klan broke into her home and dragged her out into a field towards a burning cross, Anita's commitment to nonviolence is challenged. Here, Miki highlights practices and lessons from her story of inner struggle -- including an insight about how, even in extreme polarization, our freedom and healing is wrapped up in others' freedom and healing.
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Using NVC When the Going Gets Rough: Someone Yelling at You? Getting Beyond Freezing or Shouting Back

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:41 hours:minutes
Irmtraud shares the strategies she developed for herself to connect empathically even when someone is yelling at her.
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Observing without Judgment

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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.
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Honesty as a Means to Connect

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: Notice an opportunity today to use honesty as a means to connect with someone else. Consider what type of honesty might stimulate pain in others.
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Privilege and Needs - Part 2

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
What is it that we are taught we can’t have, and what is it that we are encouraged to pursue instead? This guide could help you see through what's hidden behind the curtain of our societal conditioning.
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Privilege and Needs - Part 1

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
There's the real need. And then there's the privilege that’s offered as a substitute for it. Privilege substitutes support the existing structure of society. It can look to us as if giving up the privilege would amount to giving up everything -- if we don't believe the real needs can even be experienced. If we connected directly to the needs, we could become subversive, agents of change.
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From Awareness to Action: Creating Bridges Across Differences (2017 Telethon)

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  40 minutes

Finding ways of connecting across differences can be challenging and confusing — Join Roxanne Manning for an exploration and discussion of the concepts she's found helpful for navigating these kinds of difficult situations and enrich your life!

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Marshall Rosenberg's Vision of Social Change

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 12 - 18 minutes

What could be, more often than not, overlooked when we think about or represent NVC or Marshall Rosenberg's work?  This article busts some commonly held ideas and approaches to NVC.  It challenges us to widen the lens of what it really means to be "life-serving", or speaking and hearing the "language of life".  And it also speaks to how thinking can deepen feeling and relatedness...

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Facilitate Change: Using NVC to Create Social Change

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:51 hours:minutes

Listen to this newly remastered audio with seasoned Life Coach and CNVC Certified Trainers Martha Lasley and Dian Killian, to explore how you can "be the change" in your life, to live fully in integrity with your values in your work, community, faith and social action groups.

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NVC Life Hacks 8 : Saying No

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:03 hours:minutes
It can be difficult to be authentic when that means saying no. So how do we say no in a way that invites people to listen? Here are our four top tips for finding the courage to say no.
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