New and Recently Updated NVC Learning Resources

Embracing the Body: Learning Compassion as a “Felt-Sense”

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
Our "felt-sense" can provide crucial information about our experience and our lives. It can also help us integrate and retain information. This can also bring greater access to internal resources, choice, open heartedness, collaboration and creative solutions. From there, profound insight and transformation can follow. Here's how we can harness that...
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Empathy in the Face of Powerful Structures

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 12 - 18 minutes

Here's an inspiring story of one citizen (the author) who faced a police officer and judge in court to contest a transit ticket... and inspired structural changes in the way one aspect of New York City transit operates. She inspires change with her application of empathy for self and others, acknowledgement, connecting requests -- and an inspiring vision of understanding, shared reality and living in a city where people have some trust in one another's intentions.

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Interdependence in Action: How to Change Agreements with Care

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
The awareness and practice of interdependence is integral to holding an NVC consciousness. Practicing interdependence also means bringing in a quality of care in the moments we want to change agreements with others. This article talks about where our various choices, in regards to changing agreements, fits into different levels of engaging our interdependence.
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What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Thousand Ways to Say, “I Love You”

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 6 - 9 minutes
The impulse to say "I love you" is an opportunity to check-in both with our level of presence (eg. are we saying it by rote?) and also with what we really mean in that moment (eg. what are the needs and real purpose deep beneath the word "love"?).  This can invite us to explore a deeper, more heartfelt way of communicating and being...
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What is the Shadow?

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
What parts of yourself or others are hard to embrace, understand or even notice?  What parts do others have difficulty embracing, understanding or noticing?  Why do we condemn, loathe, hate, deny, judge, blame or feel shame around certain needs, feelings and parts of self and/or others? This article talks about the hidden parts of ourselves and others that shapes views and behaviours.
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Expressing Anger Peacefully

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:16 hours:minutes
In this prerecorded telecourse, Raj Gil uses an interactive dialogue and proven exercises to help you develop a profoundly healthy response to anger, right in the moment.
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Daily Self-Empathy Practice

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:11 hours:minutes
Want to expand your needs vocabulary, and build your capacity to identify needs — even when you’ve been triggered? Check out Mary’s powerful teaching on Self-Empathy.
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Facilitate NVC Groups with Joy and Confidence (2018, Session 5)

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  01:36 hours:minutes
Ever wondered how to balance everyone’s needs when leading a group? Or struggled to format a Practice or Leaderful Group? Mary offers insightful and helpful answers to these questions and more.
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Facilitate NVC Groups with Joy and Confidence (2018, Session 7): Dealing with Hecklers and People You Don’t Like

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  01:03 hours:minutes
Listen to Mary tackle one of the greatest challenges of facilitating an NVC group: How do you deal with hecklers and people you don't like? Mary offers insightful and helpful guidance.
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Living with the Power of Gratitude (Part 1)

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:16 hours:minutes
To truly become a healing influence in this world, we each must be powerful in a balanced, spiritually mature and responsible way. To a large extent, we need to develop our own healthy way of being powerful.
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