New and Recently Updated NVC Learning Resources

NVC Conversations About Privilege and Power-Over

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 9 - 14 minutes

Some people in the NVC community consider the words "privilege" and "power" triggering and/or evaluative. From this perspective, how can the concepts of "privilege" and "power" be considered part of the NVC teaching?  This writing piece examines the power and privilege debate.  It also discusses what the author sees as Marshall Rosenberg and Gandhi's stance on the subject...

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Understanding White Privilege as a 21st Century Leadership Capacity

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  01:41 hours:minutes

Working on social justice and racial equity? If you include attending to white culture and privilege as part of that work, you'll reap important benefits. Understanding white culture — along with its embedded historical privileges — provides valuable insight into a larger system of inequity.

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Let it RAIN!

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
This article outlines a four-part transformation process to help us recognize what's giving rise to our suffering and resentment -- and transform it into more freedom, creativity, and choice.
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Self Connection Meditation

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:08 hours:minutes
CNVC Certified Trainer Stephanie Bachmann Mattei leads you through an 8 minute meditation designed to develop a more integrated body and feelings/needs awareness.
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Marshall Rosenberg's Vision of Social Change

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 12 - 18 minutes

What could be, more often than not, overlooked when we think about or represent NVC or Marshall Rosenberg's work?  This article busts some commonly held ideas and approaches to NVC.  It challenges us to widen the lens of what it really means to be "life-serving", or speaking and hearing the "language of life".  And it also speaks to how thinking can deepen feeling and relatedness...

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There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Strategy

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
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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