Connecting with Someone Who Has Cancer

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:06 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:06 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: I feel overwhelmed thinking of writing to someone with cancer. What can I do?

Meeting Needs While Caretaking

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:07 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:07 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: Can all needs be met when illness limits the capacity of one person to meet the needs of her partner?

Connecting With Your Husband

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:07 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:07 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: My question is about wanting to empathize more with my husband. Sometimes we connect very deeply, other times he slips back into "jackal talk..."

Judging Feelings

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:12 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:12 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: Is it a good idea to use NVC on persistent guilt, anger or depression without the aid of others?

Punishment, Needs and the Protective Use of Force

Intermediate Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 00:08 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
00:08 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: For many years I have been using crime and punishment (reward and consequences) to discipline because it was the only thing I knew. I knew deep in my heart it was alienating me...

Confidentiality Agreement

Advanced Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 4 pages
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
4 pages
Ask the Trainer: "A participant in our beginners' NVC practice group asked the co-facilitators if there was a confidentiality agreement that was typically used in NVC practice groups?"

The Needs Underneath a Need for “Fairness”

Advanced Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 2 pages
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I'm practicing with 'transforming the pain of unmet needs into the beauty of the need.' In identifying my unmet needs, I come up with 'fairness.' However, fairness isn't on the needs list! I'm wondering what needs might be underneath 'fairness.'"

Teachers Expressing to Students and Colleagues

Advanced Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 3 pages
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I just started teaching in a public school and I'm not enjoying the violence that teachers express towards children and their colleagues. However, when I talk about NVC, most people listen but I feel they're either not understanding it or ..."

The Unconscious Mind Compared to the Conscious Mind

Advanced Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 2 pages
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I have the understanding that the unconscious is vast compared to conscious mind. When I state 'needs' how well can I depend on there being something beneath my awareness that is actually the motivation?"

Enemy Images Process and Exercise

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Intermediate Skill Level • Practice Exercise • N/A
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
N/A
Ask the Trainer: "What guidance do you have for working with enemy images? Can you say some things about processes and/or exercises that can bring relief from this trap?"

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