New and Recently Updated NVC Learning Resources

Mourning and Celebration: Two Sides of Gratitude

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Introductory Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  Read Time: 1 - 2 minutes
Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor.  In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.
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Cooperating with the Life Principle: Living the Heart of Life Unfolding (Complete Course)

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  6 hours

If you're interested in learning specifically how and what you can do to live compassionately – with plenty of hands-on practice time – this course is for you. Observe actual demonstrations of Robert guiding participants through the transformational territory of healing and integration.

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

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Parenting with Nonviolent Communication

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 16 - 24 minutes
This article aims to discuss shifting fully from power-over to sharing power in families; turning power struggles into dilemmas.  It focuses on the topic of living in a partnership paradigm as a family...
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Living in Full Authenticity

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Introductory Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
In life, relationships, and organizations, authenticity is the bedrock of effectiveness. It can give rise to effective dialogues, information flow, intimacy, accountability, decision making and follow through. NVC can give us more tools to live with rigor around our authenticity...
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Embracing Your Wounded Child

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:45 hours:minutes
It's never too late to have a happy childhood. In this class, Martha will share the process for witnessing a wounded child. She will work with a volunteer to demonstrate the power of creating safety, listening empathically, and honoring the child's deepest needs.
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NVC and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

with Maurizio Cortesi and Stephanie Bachmann Mattei
Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:42 hours:minutes

Nonviolent Communication and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction are both life-giving practices, deeply rooted in our natural abilities for attention, care, empathy, and compassion.

Join Stephanie and Maurizio guide us through an exploration of both Nonviolent Communication and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and the relationships we cultivate with ourselves and others.

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Why Do I Feel Depressed?

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 7 - 11 minutes
When does identifying our or others' needs become a coping mechanism that hides the real problems that go unaddressed, and thereby reinforcing problems?  This article zooms out to take a look at how dealing with our needs in the absence of the larger picture can inadvertertly support unhealthy ways of operating, rather than become a healthy solution.  It asks us to see what could be hidden -- both on the personal and societal levels.
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Learning How to Listen

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read Time: 3 - 5 minutes
Listening is a cornerstone of dialogue and a powerful metaphor for spiritual practice. When we’re willing and able to listen, we open a conduit that allows connection and understanding to happen.
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Can We Un-Skew Resource Distribution?

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Advanced Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 14 - 21 minutes
In learning how to re-invent the economic system so that it distributes resources in a way that includes as many people's needs as possible, we would need to be in a process of mutual influence with one another. However, addressing resource distribution can be complex when people in different social locations have 1.)a different sense of what's considered "enough" 2.) different capacities to find creative strategies that work within the given limitations, and 3.)different levels of self doubt, shame and capacity to put their concerns and needs on the table. Can we collectively create conditions that support people to stretch productively so that included in the outcome are the needs, perspectives, ideas, and concerns of people who are less powerful? What needs to be in place to support the way towards a better future?
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The NVC Model: A Map to Your Intentions

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes

The more we practice NVC by “rote” --going through OFNR (“Observations, Feelings, Needs, Requests”) on automatic-- the more likely our NVC practice would lead to disconnection.  The purpose of our NVC practice is to use this NVC "map" (OFNR) to support us in integrating the consciousness of the NVC (eg. operating with the intention to connect, collaborate, etc).  Once we let the map drop away, we can engage with the people in our lives in a more heartfelt way.  This article explains more about how we can use the map to remind us of our  heartfelt consciousness...

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