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Embracing the Shadow (6 Session Course)

Audio • 5 hours, 59 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 hours, 59 minutes

In our internal conversations, some voices dominate others, which can leave us feeling fragmented or overwhelmed. But when we dive beneath the surface and really listen to our many parts, we connect vulnerably to our full humanity.


3 Key Principles for Successful Needs Based Negotiation

Article • 5-7 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5-7 minutes

There are many layers of consciousness, knowledge, and skill that contribute to a successful negotiation. A successful negotiation is one where honor and connection lead to a way forward, and leads to a plan of action that considers and meets everyone's needs in that situation. Read on for three fundamental principles that help with successful needs-based negotiation.


Connect Before Correct

Trainer Tip • 2-3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2-3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "Recently, I was sitting in my weekly practice group trying to connect to my reasons for wanting to give empathy to a particular person. She was telling us about some painful feeling she was having, but was not connecting to her needs."


Forgiving Ourselves

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Every single time you say or do something, even when you experience pain or regret, you are trying to meet a need. Forgiveness begins when we acknowledge the needs we were trying to meet in the situation.


Rewire Your Brain for a Change - Using Neurobiology to Transform Limiting Beliefs

Audio • 29 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
29 minutes

CNVC Certified Trainer Anne Walton leads us through a guided visualization to help us make a shift in ideas we hold about ourselves. (Edited and Updated 10/6/2019)


Responding to Unwanted Feedback from Peers

Article • 6-9 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6-9 minutes

When someone offers continual unsoliticed feedback or advice, setting a boundary may not be easy if you care about how they might hear you. And if you don't set a boundary, you may eventually become resentful and say something you regret. Instead, here are six ways to respond, with varying degrees of effectiveness.


Street NVC: "Street Ease" Exercise

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes

Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian guide and ease you into a more natural expression of empathy. This is a three person exercise. Listen in and then give it a try!


How to Ask for Responsiveness

Article • 3-5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3-5 minutes

If it's a tender topic and/or you are looking for a particular level of responsiveness, you can let listeners know what you want back before you share -- or you can ask them for a particular kind of response right after you share. The more you can do this, the more it can create supportive relationships in your life. Read on for ways to ask for a particular kind of responsiveness to meet particular needs.


"First Call for Children - the Power of my Dreams" NVC Workshop

Video • 1 hour, 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 10 minutes

In October 2016, CNVC Certified Trainer Gitta Zimmerman held her 5th international workshop for people working with street children in Ruhpolding, Germany. This time most of the participants were already experienced, and we were merging more and more into a family. The workshop focus was on “mediation” and “entrepreneurship.


How do I bring NVC into a job that isn't suited for NVC?

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Video • 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes

What if you work in construction or someplace that you are concerned would not to be open to bringing in Nonviolent Communication(NVC)? The answer depends on what you mean when you say, "Bring NVC into business."


Teachers Expressing to Students and Colleagues

Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I just started teaching in a public school and I'm not enjoying the violence that teachers express towards children and their colleagues. However, when I talk about NVC, most people listen but I feel they're either not understanding it or ..."


Starting the Future Today

Article • 6 - 9 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
6 - 9 minutes

We can dream and wait for the day to do things differently, or we can continually take steps towards the future of our dreams as though it were here now. The future will not be significantly different from the present if we all act as if change is not possible or only possible after it's already happened. Instead, we can immediately consider everything we do as the possible seed of change beyond our wildest dreams and vision.


Experiencing Gratitude

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Do you ever think you’re taking life just a little too seriously? Many of us work hard trying to improve our outlook, our ability to communicate, and our lives. Sometimes we work so hard, we forget to enjoy life. So let’s make a pact to enjoy our day.


Taking Responsibility for Meeting Our Needs

Trainer Tip • 3 - 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Levels
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes

This trainer tip suggests ways to transform blame in to personal power. He suggests having multiple sources of support and multiple pathways to achieving the outcome you want, to allow more room to hear a "no". Read on for more.


NVC Tools: Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests

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Video • 28 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Video
28 minutes

In this introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Wes Taylor discusses the two basic aspects of NVC, the consciousness and the tools that help manifest the consciousness.


Self-Empathy: Healing from the Inside Out (6 Session Course)

Audio • 5 - 7 hours
All Skill Levels
Audio
5 - 7 hours

Ever wish you knew how you might experience more choice when you've been triggered, instead of being trapped in old habits and unmet needs? Wish you could REALLY heal old internal messages that tell you you're not good enough… not loveable… or not deserving? Join veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, Mary Mackenzie, for this 6-session course designed to deepen your ability to connect with self and heal your past through the process of Self-empathy.

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


Valuing My Needs When I Habitually Don't

Audio • 9 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
9 minutes

Listen to John answer an NVC Library member's question about what we can do when we habitually place other's needs ahead our own. Healing and change can be reached through compassionate self-connection, needs awareness, mourning and mindfulness.


On Self-Empathy: An Exploration of Connecting to our Needs

Video • 8 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Video
8 minutes

What is self-empathy? Mary Mackenzie leads you on an exploration of self-empathy through an exercise that will show you how you can easily connect more deeply with your needs.


Catch Unhealthy Relationship Dynamics Early

Article • 4-6 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Article
4-6 minutes

Little negative impacts can become big when left unattended. Watch for things like using a sharp tone, choosing not to share something, going along with something when you don’t really want to, trying to convince your partner, impulsively turning away, shrinking, losing access to parts of yourself, hiding, daydreaming about a different life, and judgmental thoughts. Instead, shift the dynamic: take responsibility, provide empathy, and commit to change.


Judging Feelings

Trainer Tip • 12 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
12 minutes

Ask the Trainer: Is it a good idea to use NVC on persistent guilt, anger or depression without the aid of others?