New and Recently Updated NVC Learning Resources

An Invitation to Resonance: The Practice of Nonviolent Communication

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read Time: 10 - 15 minutes

Sometimes there are moments when empathy has no effect at all on one another.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains might be less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our nervous system and relationship with others...

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Compassion: Mature, Astute & Courageous

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Getting "feel good" empathy can become an addiction. Even to the point of seeing people who don't offer empathy as "not being NVC". Rachelle urges us to notice how this view of NVC can be seductive, and even dangerous. In this article, she explains how we can expand our compassionate awareness when we go beyond equating NVC with harmony and empathy. She asks us to become more open to noticing others' experiences even if it challenges our personal and collective belief systems -- and especially when it upsets us to consider it...
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There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Strategy

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In the face of needs that are still hungry to be satisfied, we can expand our view, plus generate ideas and creativity that can find new paths forward.  Try these tips to transform our complaint into commitment for a change in strategy that works with needs...
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Loving Animal Nature: Nurturing Ourselves and Others Through a Radical Acceptance of Life

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:44 hours:minutes
Deepen your ability to connect to and love animal nature – especially human nature! Gain greater levels of self acceptance, the ability to be nurtured and nurturing even when you're experiencing stress, and a better understanding of how you can serve life especially other species…
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Unconscious Contracts

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:37 hours:minutes
Discover how our unconscious contracts limit our life energy and how we make a vow or contract every time we experience a traumatic event. Listen in as Sarah works with a course participant.
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The Shadow Side of Autonomy

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 8 - 12 minutes

Could our "need for autonomy" be getting in the way of "partnership consciousness" (as NVC is sometimes called). Could "autonomy" also block healthy relationships with not only ourselves and with others, but also with the planet? This article invites us to consider how "autonomy" may colour our NVC practice at the peril of our critical values. Values such as our care for impact, shared responsibility, interdependence, compassion, consideration, and more...

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NVC Games: A Fun Way to Learn NVC

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  001:12 hours:minutes
In October 2018, CNVC Certified Trainer Gitta Zimmerman held her 6th international workshop for people working with children in Ruhpolding, Germany. This workshop video offers NVC learning games, complete with instructions!
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Looking at “Shoulds”

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:22 hours:minutes
Using real-life examples from class participants, Sylvia Haskvitz demonstrates the life-changing results of clarifying the needs underlying "shoulds."
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The Price of Nice

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  8 pages
Have you been nice? Well then you must be enjoying the reward: depression, intermittent explosiveness, job meaninglessness, ambiguous anxiety, low resentment and subtle self hate.
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Communicating with Family Across Political Divides

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:17 hours:minutes
CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan talks with radio show host Hollis Polk about strategies for communicating with family members whose political views oppose our own.
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