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New NVC Library
Learning Resources

New NVC Library
Learning Resources

The Power of Gratitude

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 33 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
33 minutes
Hema shows how using the breath and introspective practice can re-charge our lives.

Meeting Our Need for Sexual Expression

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read time: 1-2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: To reduce defensiveness and hurt feelings when talking to your partner about your sexual needs that haven't been met, keep the conversation focused on your needs, not her lack of skill, and make a very specific request. From there, you can both explore any shared needs, blocks, or support needed to bring you both closer to your needs.

Six Ways to Check If An Allied Intervention Is Welcome

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
If we are in the dominant group, intervening to prevent violence or an "ouch" is a way to ally with marginalized folks. We can intervene to meet their needs, rather than our own. In other words, we can intervene without putting our experience at center stage. To that end, here are six ways to ask if an intervention is welcome.

Prevent Misunderstanding - One Simple Strategy

Beginner Skill Level • Article • Read time: 2-3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 2-3 minutes
Misunderstandings can be painful. We can easily avoid this by checking what the other person understood from what we said, and ask the other person to do the same. Doing this is especially important when it comes to planning, shared decision-making, and when emotions are strong. Also, the more someone knows you, the more they think they already know what you mean -- which can get in the way of really hearing you. Here are a variety of ways to approach this simple strategy.

Dissolving Enemy Images

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 00:34 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:34 hours:minutes
Francois shares the benefits of living in the Blame Free State, the state of the heart that has no enemies.

Attachment and Connection as a Foundation for Parenting--and Life!

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 00:40 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:40 hours:minutes
Ingrid shares about the three primary keys of parenting & NVC, two child rearing models, developmental needs for children and how to foster secure attachment.

I Want to be an NVC Trainer - What do I Need to Know?

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 00:21 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:21 hours:minutes
Veteran CNVC Certified Trainer Sylvia Haskvitz explores the phases of Knowing, Living and Teaching NVC.

No Need Left Behind: All Needs Matter in the Classroom - Including the Teachers!

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Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 00:37 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:37 hours:minutes
CNVC Certified Trainer Lore Baur shares how, as a teacher, the classroom is a laboratory for learning NVC and incorporating the NVC consciousness into the classroom. Topics discussed include empathy, permission to educate, protective use of force, corrective action, choice & options and re-do.

Needs Analysis—an Activity to Uncover Your Strategies

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read time: 1-2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: Find your deepest need. Then notice when you do things, or have done things, that keep you from meeting your most important need. And then take conscious action that is in alignment with the need you want to meet.

Preparing for Difficult Dialogue

Beginner Skill Level • Article • Read time: 3-5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 3-5 minutes
Effective and connected dialogue requires significant self-awareness, mindfulness, and skill. You can focus on any of these six areas that most often escape your awareness: anchoring and staying grounded; boundaries; thoughts and beliefs; stuckness or attachment; feelings and needs; and requests. Read on for a list of questions to help you focus on how to do that.

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