New and Recently Updated NVC Learning Resources

What is the Shadow?

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
What parts of yourself or others are hard to embrace, understand or even notice?  What parts do others have difficulty embracing, understanding or noticing?  Why do we condemn, loathe, hate, deny, judge, blame or feel shame around certain needs, feelings and parts of self and/or others? This article talks about the hidden parts of ourselves and others that shapes views and behaviours.
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Expressing Anger Peacefully

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:16 hours:minutes
In this prerecorded telecourse, Raj Gil uses an interactive dialogue and proven exercises to help you develop a profoundly healthy response to anger, right in the moment.
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Daily Self-Empathy Practice

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:11 hours:minutes
Want to expand your needs vocabulary, and build your capacity to identify needs — even when you’ve been triggered? Check out Mary’s powerful teaching on Self-Empathy.
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Facilitate NVC Groups with Joy and Confidence (2018, Session 5)

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  01:36 hours:minutes
Ever wondered how to balance everyone’s needs when leading a group? Or struggled to format a Practice or Leaderful Group? Mary offers insightful and helpful answers to these questions and more.
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Facilitate NVC Groups with Joy and Confidence (2018, Session 7): Dealing with Hecklers and People You Don’t Like

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  01:03 hours:minutes
Listen to Mary tackle one of the greatest challenges of facilitating an NVC group: How do you deal with hecklers and people you don't like? Mary offers insightful and helpful guidance.
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Living with the Power of Gratitude (Part 1)

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:16 hours:minutes
To truly become a healing influence in this world, we each must be powerful in a balanced, spiritually mature and responsible way. To a large extent, we need to develop our own healthy way of being powerful.
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Living with the Power of Gratitude (Part 2)

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:20 hours:minutes
To truly become a healing influence in this world, we each must be powerful in a balanced, spiritually mature and responsible way. To a large extent, we need to develop our own healthy way of being powerful.
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Self-Empathy: Healing From the Inside Out (2017)

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:44 hours:minutes
This session is from the NVC Academy's 2017 Telethon. Listen in as Mary offers two experiential self-empathy exercises: I Love It When, and What Do I Want / Why Do I Want It. Deepen your ability to connect with self — novel and effective ways to engage the process of Self-Empathy!
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Why Don’t They Get It?

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
What can we do when someone tells us we're contributing to a pattern we're genuinely not seeing (nor experiencing)? What makes these patterns visible to some people but not others? This article addresses these things by talking about what to factor in when receiving feedback; handling feedback; responding relationally; paying attention to social location; considering impact; plus, broadening our perspective to bring in greater care and awareness.
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Creating Peace and Change: A Multi-Level Approach

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
Why does NVC practice, and NVC training/coaching, appear to be not enough to bridge divides between people? This article takes a look at the trickle down effect of our societal conditioning, what we can add to our NVC lense, and what we can do "upstream" when NVC doesn't seem to be enough. Additionally, the article talks about unseen constraints that men, women and minority groups face in organizational settings...
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