The Difference Between Needs and Requests

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: Knowing the difference between what we need and what we want someone else to do about that need can have a profound impact on our relationships and our happiness.

The Art of Listening: Kathleen Macferran at TEDx Ranier

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 00:15 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
00:15 hours:minutes
In this thought provoking talk, Kathleen Macferran explores the power of listening to open doors and potentially to transform people. This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.

Responding to Current Escalating Issues of Our Time

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 00:33 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
00:33 hours:minutes
With the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement and in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roxy Manning, Francois Beausoleil and the Nonviolent Leadership for Social Justice training team explore how we can bring a needs-based consciousness, together with a critical awareness of systemic/structural inequities, to embody a new and transformative way forward.

Houses of Healing: Kathleen Macferran at TEDx

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 00:15 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
00:15 hours:minutes
Are we really safer when we put those who harm others behind bars and forget about them? Explore turning our prisons into houses of healing and creating connections that lead to greater safety for our communities.

Silent Empathy

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
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Trainer Tip: Silent empathy can be a powerful way of contributing to someone's life, giving them the gift of our presence.

Connecting Feelings and Needs

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: When we connect our feelings to our needs, we put ourselves in a postion to get our needs met and mourn when they aren't met. Here's a practical tip you can practice daily to improve the quality of your life.

Self Assessment Matrix

All Skill Levels • Learning Tool • 00:28 hours:minutes
All Skill Levels
Learning Tool
00:28 hours:minutes
This self-assessment Matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.

Consciousness, NVC, and Navigating Inner and Outer Conflicts

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 00:35 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
00:35 hours:minutes
Listen to John talk about the inner and outer mediation process, the importance of the "3rd chair," and an experience of working with Pakistani elders.

Transforming Anger: The Enemy Image Process and Learning/Growth Spiral

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 01:11 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
01:11 hours:minutes
Transforming anger is a key practice for returning to conscious presence and connection with self and others when triggered into a reaction. Join John Kinyon to learn this essential life skill.

Expressing and Receiving “No” in NVC Consciousness

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 01:21 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
01:21 hours:minutes
How we deal with “no” is a litmus test of our state of consciousness around power. Listen as John works with participants as they learn to give and receive a "no" from a consciousness of interpersonal connection.

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