New and Recently Updated NVC Learning Resources

Can Needs Be Harmful?

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  7 - 10 minutes

Rachelle Lamb invites us to consider how our well being is impacted by what we choose to put at the center of our narrative regarding our needs.  And how that affects whether or not we get closer to truly serving life and compassion...

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What Makes NVC Hard?

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  3 - 5 minutes

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

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Dialogue with Extended Family

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:14 hours:minutes
Many families are far more complex and varied than they used to be. In this recording, Miki works with participants, focusing on specific challenges they’re facing with family members. Listen In.
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Principles of Nonviolent Communication: Identifying Needs

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Introductory Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:54 hours:minutes
Let this inspiring video guide you through exercises as if you are actually present at the workshop with Mary Mackenzie! The video opens with Mary leading you through an exercise that generates a physical experience of the NVC consciousness.
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"I'm Not Good Enough" and Other Leadership Myths

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 7-11 mins
Do you yearn to step forward in leadership, but know you're holding back? Clinical psychologist, organizational consultant, and speaker, Roxy Manning, PhD, shows us that more than external factors, its our internal beliefs and fears that provide the main barrier to moving forward.  She does this by taking us through three myths of leadership, and weaves in anecdotes to illustrate how tapping our unique (often lesser recognized) qualities, can be the way forward we've been seeking. Learn ways to move forward, even if at first it appears that (1.) others can "do it better", (2.) you need to be more prepared, or even if (3.) the material you're conveying isn't so original (and has been used many times).
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Life Force and the Spirituality of Human Needs (Complete Course)

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  6 - 9 hours
Your needs and your values are your Life Force: the river that flows through your spirit and your life, giving life and light to your being. Explore this river with Robert, and map out routes that support your growth. Listen In.
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Acknowledging the Impact of Identity Within Social Change Movements (Part 2 of 2)

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All Skill Levels  •  Article  •  Read time: 22-35 mins

In part two, of this two-part transcript, clinical psychologist and organizational consultant, Roxy Manning, Ph.D., offers a way we can help people from marginalized groups free more of their energy for greater joy, meaning and contribution to our groups, social change movements, and organizations.  Roxy and Mary Mackenzie also show that while there's often that risk of inadvertently creating more division within the organization or group, there are also ways to respond that would shift the status quo can help increase support, create a connection, find common ground, and provide greater care for all.

 

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I'll Work on Me, You Work on You

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 5-8 minutes
As a beginner in NVC, you might find your attempts to practice your NVC only increases conflict, disconnection and upset in your interactions with people.  Or perhaps people start seeing you as inauthentic. From there, you may find yourself sinking deeper into self judgement. In this article, Jim Manske shows us how to shift these potential unintended outcomes, into deeper NVC consciousness that brings in more warmth, presence and open-hearted connection.
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4 Steps to Effective Feedback

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Multimedia  • 
Join CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian to find out how to speak up in a way that ensures you're heard, even in challenging situations.
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Reframing OFNR for the Workplace

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:07 hours:minutes
Listen in as Dian reframes the 4 steps of NVC (observations, feelings, needs, requests) into everyday words you might hear at work.
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