Needs: A Foundation of Inner Freedom, Empowerment and Peace

Beginner Skill Level • Article • 2 pages
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 pages
The human needs that we all share are the foundation of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process because it is in connecting to needs that we find inner freedom, empowerment and compassion.

It Takes a Community to Raise a Relationship

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 4 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 pages
Using his own life experience, Eric explores why we need support from others, what support might look like, and what blocks us from asking for support for our relationships.

Celebrating Mourning

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2 pages
On a recent vacation in a Mexican village, I was surprised to find myself in the midst of a community in mourning. Two days before I came, a 21-year-old girl the entire town knew had died in a car accident.

Transforming Painful Patterns

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 7 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
7 pages
Why is it so difficult to change our patterns even when we want to, even when we experience shame or despair about them? Here are common pitfalls and concrete steps to overcome them in the future.

Using Conflict to Reflect on Fulfilling My Needs

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: When I have conflict in my life with someone, especially recurring conflict, I like to find out what the conflict is showing me about myself.

Extreme Gratitude

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 1 page
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: When I am in resistance to what is happening in my life, when I'm having a very difficult time enjoying or just being with what is occurring, I like to offer up my gratitude.

Feelings and Needs Cards

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Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • N/A
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
These downloadable cards are graciously offered to help busy parents who want more time and less struggle.

Simple Self-Empathy Tools to Help You Enjoy the Holidays

Introductory Skill Level • Audio • 00:39 hours:minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
00:39 hours:minutes
Join CNVC Certified Trainer Mary Mackenzie to learn a few of her tried-and-true simple Self-Empathy techniques, especially focused on the challenges of the holiday season.

A Talk About Needs

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 00:10 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
00:10 hours:minutes
"Everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need," says CNVC Certified Trainer Mary Mackenzie. Once you gain skills at living in a "needs-consciousness" you will literally change your life and improve all of your relationships.

Self-Empathy Overview, Parts 1-3

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 00:34 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
00:34 hours:minutes
In this inspiring 3-part audio recording, Mary Mackenzie, renowned for her self-empathy practice, speaks about the value of self-empathy as a daily practice and the profound healing that naturally occurs as a result.

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