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Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

with Inbal Kashtan and Miki Kashtan
Introductory Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  3 pages
NVC practice is based on several key assumptions and intentions. When we live based on these assumptions and intentions, self-connection and connection with others become increasingly possible and easy, helping us contribute to a world where everyone’s needs are attended to peacefully.
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Key Facts About Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

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Introductory Skill Level  •  Article  •  7 pages
Learn how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can improve the quality of your personal and professional relationships, one interaction at a time.
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Two Essential Tips for Facilitating Vibrant NVC Groups

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:10 hours:minutes
Get started with Mary Mackenzie’s exciting new video series, Tips for Facilitating NVC Groups with Joy and Confidence, exclusively offered through the NVC Library!  This month, she focuses on her opening premise for group participation, which lays the foundation for developing vibrant groups and then defines the facilitator’s role, which is often not known or incorrectly defined.  You won’t want to miss this!
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Workplace Series: Two Strategies for Adapting NVC into the Workplace

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:06 hours:minutes
Listen to Miki discuss two strategies for bringing NVC into the workplace in ways most likely to be well received. First Miki explains why it's best to focus more on needs than feelings in business environments. Second, she talks about unpacking needs into phrases as a way of enhancing workplace connection.
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Workplace Series: When Purpose Trumps Connection

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:06 hours:minutes
In most business environments, purpose holds a higher priority than connection. Listen to Miki discuss the strategy of using minimum connection to remain true to the purpose at hand, and how the purpose of empathy may differ in the workplace.
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Workplace Series: Turning a Mandatory Meeting Into a Collaboration

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:08 hours:minutes
Miki works with a course participant to transform begrudging attendance at a mandatory meeting into the possibility for collaboration, more connection where little is expected and focus on clarity of purpose for meeting in the first place.
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Navigating Individual Requests That Divert From Your Group's Purpose

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:09 hours:minutes
Mary illustrates how we can get diverted from our group's purpose by the needs of a single indvidual in the group, especially requests for prolonged empathy. Listen to Mary reframe these scenarios and offer three helpful tips for handling these situations.
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The Power of Empathy

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: When someone is in pain and lashing out, might be a time when empathy is needed most. Empathizing in these moments can be very challenging. Mary offers a few words of ecouragement for these situations.
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Being Open to Feeling

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Most of us have been conditioned to withhold the expression of our feelings to some degree. Mary offers a tip to de-stigmatize our feelings and relax into our humanness.
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Taking Responsibility for Your Choices

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Giving up on blame and taking responsibilty for our choices is immensely empowering. Mary offers a tip for growing in this direction.
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