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Compassion: Mature, Astute & Courageous

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
Getting "feel good" empathy can become an addiction. Even to the point of seeing people who don't offer empathy as "not being NVC". Rachelle urges us to notice how this view of NVC can be seductive, and even dangerous. In this article, she explains how we can expand our compassionate awareness when we go beyond equating NVC with harmony and empathy. She asks us to become more open to noticing others' experiences even if it challenges our personal and collective belief systems -- and especially when it upsets us to consider it.
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An Invitation to Resonance: The Practice of Nonviolent Communication

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read Time: 10 - 15 minutes

Sometimes there are moments when empathy has no effect at all on one another.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains might be less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our nervous system and relationship with others.

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The Ultimate Romance

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 6 - 9 minutes

For the ultimate romance to unfold, as an expression of your care for how your words and actions affect others, prioritize digging into your inner work before addressing conflict with them.  This means doing the inner work necessary to get to the root of the issue, which can bring bigger shifts, more aliveness, love, creativity, inspiration and compassion.  This doesn't mean letting the other person get away with unhealthy behaviour.

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What Do You Deserve? And Do You Really Want to Deserve Anything?

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
We can trick ourselves into keeping the status quo, feeling unworthy, and blocking access to critical awareness necessary that allows for new creative solutions to emerge -- when we think in terms of who has "earned" or “deserved” what.
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Pain Lasers and Love Lasers

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 5 - 7 minutes

In lasers, light bounces between the mirrors, with each pass the light grows more intense. Our minds work similarly. Because of the "mirror" effect, where we can react to our reactions to our reactions to our reactions (and so on), changing our thought pattern even modestly at every level of reaction, can dramatically affect our ultimate experience.  Usually the greatest amplifiers are the ones we notice the least.  Learn what to notice -- to amplify more love rather than pain.

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Conflict Improv: She Talks Too Much!

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:08 hours:minutes
In this edition of Conflict Improv, CNVC Certified Trainer Christine King navigates the challenging practice of expressing honesty when that expression might easily be heard as criticism.
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Celebrating Mourning

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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.
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NVC at Work: Transforming Organizations with Nonviolent Communication

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:49 hours:minutes

Dian covers a variety of topics during this session, including the benefits of bringing NVC into organizations: 1.  Pre-created learning community; 2.  Continuity of practice; 3.  Resolution of actual issues; 4.  Financial sustainability for the trainer. She also explores how to talk about common workplace challenges and NVC solutions, as well as ways to help yourself more easily hear the “pain point” and ask the question, “Why are people doing this?” You’ll also hear how to design a unique program for a variety of organizations!

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Developing Compassion for Humans, Animals and All Life (Complete Course)

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  5 - 7 hours

Join LoraKim Joyner to investigate how merging science, the social and emotional intelligence of humans, animals and other species and Nonviolent Communication can bring a greater sense of belonging and wholeness to your life, and care and justice to the lives of others.

The first part of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Empathy Magic

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:45 hours:minutes

Empathy guessing when I was new to NVC seemed magical and mysterious. How could that other person have known that about me? And seen inside me — often in ways I'd missed myself. While empathy is both intuitive and an art, there is also a science to it. In this brief yet fascinating introduction to Dian's course, Empathy Magic, you'll learn a super-practical way to demystify empathy guessing by making use of the root meaning of words.

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