New and Recently Updated NVC Learning Resources

What Would Be Possible If I Loved Myself? (Complete Course)

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  3 - 5 hours

Join Kathleen for a gentle, compassionate exploration and embracing of your true self. Reclaim your self-worth, experience greater freedom when expressing your self and actually celebrate who you are in the world.  Delve into what self-love is and is not – including how to distinguish self-worth from negative cultural labels such as self-obsession and selfishness.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Open-Hearted Disagreement

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:06 hours:minutes
Miki demonstrates how to work with judgmental thinking, offering a two-step process to shift from right/wrong thinking about our disagreements to a more open-hearted state of being.
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How Does Change Take Place?

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:05 hours:minutes
How does change take place?  In this brief segment, Miki explores the three key ingredients that make change possible for individuals as well as for societal change.
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Overcoming Unworthiness to Express Vulnerable Honesty

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:09 hours/minutes
Does unworthiness keep you from expressing vulnerably and honestly? Afraid of being "found out?" Join CNVC Certified Trainer Arnina Kashtan as she explores this topic with a workshop participant to discern stories from needs, recognize the tension between self-acceptance and personal development and sit with the discomfort of self-acceptance.
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Engage Your Curiosity

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: When someone acts in baffling ways we can either wonder about what’s going on with the other person, create our own stories about it (blame, resent, make assumptions), or inform ourselves by asking. This is an opportunity to learn something new.
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Feelings Cards

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
Print-and-cut these 56 feelings cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes eight blank cards for you to customize.
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Needs-Based Negotiation

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: When we create situations that value one person’s needs at the expense of another, we open the door for someone to lose. Instead, look to see if you can speak openly and honestly, value the other person’s needs, and create solutions that value all stakeholder needs.
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Some Ideas for Using the Feelings & Needs Cards

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Practice Exercise  •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
This guide features three activities that use feelings and needs cards: two verions of "Feelings and Needs Poker" and one for "Self Empathy". Great for practicing alone, with a partner, or in a group.
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How I Changed My Relationship to Time

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
What would happen if you considered that time is a concept, and that it doesn't rule your life? What would it mean to make all choices based on needs and not on time? Do you obey the external rhythm of the clock over and above the internal rhythm of your life energy? This is an invitation into more responsibility, awareness, honesty, choice and freedom.
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NVC Flow

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
This single-page handout illustrates the steps to translating habitual judgements and actions into OFNR.
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