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Bringing a Dead Conversation Back to Life

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005

Trainer Tip: Make a boring or "dead" conversation more interesting, meaningful and connecting. You can do this by connecting to the other person’s feelings, passions or desires. Read on for examples.


How to Stay Calm During a Pandemic (COVID-19)

Article • 5-8 minutes • 03/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
5-8 minutes
03/2020

As social beings we thrive with social contact and community. Thus, with the social isolation and a loss of routine that is happening in the COVD-19 pandemic, there are three critical areas to keep in mind everyday: emotional-physiological regulation, self-empathy for fear and anxiety, and meaningful engagement. 


What Are Enemy Images?

Audio • 5 minutes • 11/2006
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
5 minutes
11/2006

In this compelling interview with Liv Larsson, CNVC Certified Trainer from Sweden, the NVC concept of enemy images — how they develop, what they represent and how they affect our relationships with others and self — is explored.


A Focus on Needs

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005

There are endless ways to meet our needs. Conflict occurs when we argue over strategies. When we actively value everyone’s needs, we foster openness and deeper connection in our relationships. Today look for opportunities to focus on needs in order to resolve an issue with at least one person.


Mourning Our Losses

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/25/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/25/2005

Trainer Tip: Mourning enables us to heal the pain and gain clarity about how to meet our needs in the present moment.


Self-Empathy: A Direct Route to Personal Healing

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/24/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/24/2005

Trainer Tip: It is true that we cannot fully understand other people until we understand ourselves. Gain understanding and healing through self-empathy within the Compassionate Communication process.


Nonviolent Communication Circle of Life

Learning Tool • N/A • 01/2010
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
01/2010

The NVC Circle of Life is a mandala illustrating the process and consciousness of Nonviolent Communication. Mandala literally means "sacred circle" and symbolizes wholeness, balance and harmony.


Parenting Series: When Your Child Only Has “No” for an Answer

Video • 8 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes
2005

In this video download, expert parent trainer and author of Parenting From Your Heart, Inbal Kashtan responds to the age-old question: "Why do children do things to annoy parents?"


Dialogue with Extended Family

Audio • 1 hour, 14 minutes • 02/28/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 14 minutes
02/28/2014

Many families are far more complex and varied than they used to be. In this recording, Miki works with participants, focusing on specific challenges they’re facing with family members. Listen In.


Open-Hearted Disagreement

Audio • 6 minutes • 03/13/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 minutes
03/13/2011

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.


Reframing OFNR for the Workplace

Audio • 7 minutes • 07/10/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
7 minutes
07/10/2016

Listen in as Dian reframes the 4 steps of NVC (observations, feelings, needs, requests) into everyday words you might hear at work.

This training segment is free for all to enjoy.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 23. Resources for Building Successful Relationships

Trainer Tip • 5 - 8 minutes • 01/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
5 - 8 minutes
01/2016

Eric offers us a list of some of his favorite books, articles, and videos related to building successful relationships.


Attending to Inner Conflict

Article • 13 - 19 minutes • 10/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
13 - 19 minutes
10/2015

When we have an inner conflict, how can we bring ourselves closer where we want to be? Miki explains about how we can deepen our self understanding in a way that can transform our own reactivity, urges, and false either/or views -- so that we can bring in more presence, choice, and options.


Developing Patience

Audio • 53 minutes • 11/03//2010
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
53 minutes
11/03//2010

Jim and Jori offer practical tools to help us develop patience through a process they call WAIT: Wake up, Accept, Insight, Take a step.


Healing the Blame that Binds

Article • 4 -6 minutes • 2000
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 -6 minutes
2000

Blame is the game that protects me from the understanding that the cause of all my emotional distress, fear, shame and guilt comes from the part of me I call "the inner voice." As long as I keep the big bony finger of blame pointed in your direction, I can remain unaware of the fact that it is what I am telling myself about your behavior that is stimulating my painful reactions. 


Responding to Breakdown of Trust in Police: Capitalism, Racism, and Creative Compassion

Article • 39 - 60 minutes • 09/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
39 - 60 minutes
09/2020

If we're to have a better future, our biggest task will be to reexamine what the police are, their place in the system, and more. Police violence exists by systemic design. The myths of where the problems and symptoms lie with the police, capitalism, laws, government, citizens, class and racism --plus the relationship between all these-- is what keeps oppression ongoing on a mass scale. For change to happen, we'll need to find systemic leverage points, and use privilege to benefit those without it. Read on for more.


Empathy Buddy Guidelines

Article • 2 - 3 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes
1/2010

Here are some guidelines and agreements for creating empathy buddy sessions. Includes a list of blocks to empathy.


Transforming Painful Patterns

Practice Exercise • 7 pages • 06/2010
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
7 pages
06/2010

Why is it so difficult to change our patterns even when we want to, even when we experience shame or despair about them? Arnina Kashtan offers some of the common pitfalls and concrete steps to overcome them in the future.


Getting Past Childhood Trauma To Transform Your Chronic Jackal Messages (8 Session Course)

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Audio • 7 - 9 hours • 10/21/2010
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
7 - 9 hours
10/21/2010

Join Susan Skye as she guides you to experience profound transformation of the inner jackal messages resulting from childhood trauma. Discover how the limbic system of the brain works, and transform jackal messages stored there with compassionate connection.

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


Are You Living Your True Potential?

Article • 5-8 minutes • 01/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5-8 minutes
01/2010

How can we live up to our true potential, a life filled with relationships and experiences that truly meet our needs? In this article, Mary offers us a way to bring about inner transformation that can lead to seeing ourselves, others and life differently -- for greater agency, empowerment and choice.