New and Recently Updated NVC Learning Resources

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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Tip: Demystifying Empathy Guesses

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  00:06 hours:minutes

Here's a quick tip to improve your empathy skills with empathy guessing.

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How Privilege / Lack of Privilege Affects Women, Fishbowl Discussion

with Dian Killian and Mary Mackenzie
Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  01:22 hours:minutes
Join Dian Killian and Mary Mackenzie for a provocative fishbowl discussion about how privilege and lack of privilege affect women.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 24. Shine a Light on Your Shadow: Projection Detection and Reclaiming Disowned Parts

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How do you know when you’re projecting disowned parts or replaying old relationship dynamics? It’s hard to know for sure, but if you find yourself upset or shutting down and unable to have a dialogue in which you can speak clearly about your feelings and needs and empathize with the other’s feelings and needs, there is likely a projection. The stronger your reaction, the more likely you are projecting.
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NVC Life Hacks 6: Mourning

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:04 hours:minutes
Mourning is not just a process that happens after someone dies: it's an experience we go through with loss of any kind. Here, Shantigarbha offers us seven tips for working with mourning and healing.
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NVC Life Hacks 5: Conflict

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Conflict occurs when disagreements undermine the sense of trust and safety in family, workplace, or community. Shantigarbha shares nine tips for addressing, and even transforming conflict.
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NVC Life Hacks 4: Anger

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Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:04 hours:minutes
Anger is an emotion we'd often like to disown! Shantigarbha offers us five tips for "finding the life" in our anger, and ends with a short, guided reflection.
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NVC Life Hacks 3: How to Listen

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In the third in a series on applying NVC to daily life, Shantigarbha follows directly on from Episode 2, showing us that listening isn't a passive activity, and offers five tips for how to improve our listening skills.
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NVC Life Hacks 2: How Not to Listen

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In this, the second in a series on applying NVC to daily life, Shantigarbha offers five tips for recognizing where communication is likely to go awry.
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Life, Interdependence, and the Pursuit of Meeting Needs

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Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
The more we can support an interdependent flow of resources and energy in society and the economy, the greater we can increase both natural abundance and the chances of averting extinction. Accumulation is a strategy born of mistrust. It’s an attempt to control the flow of life to guarantee that we will have enough for the future. Accumulation and exchange has blocked this interdependent flow. We can transform this blockage by uncoupling giving from receiving, and shedding excess as much as we can, so that energy and resources can travel further to those in need.
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