NVC Library

Increasing Your Capacity to Feel

Introductory Skill Level • Article • Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
What's really going on underneath the surface when we bring or encounter blame, judgements, pain -- and thereby the inability to empathise, be present, attuned, or responsive?  Why does this happen even if one or more people in a relationship dynamic is working hard at bringing in an NVC response? This article addresses these and more questions from the perspective of how our brains are affected in our relationships.

The Gift of Compassionate Giving

Introductory Skill Level • Article • Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
What would the world be like if there was flow between all of us based on "mutual giving from the heart"? Using examples, this article offers models for us to follow that could inspire us to treat our NVC practice as one of compassionate giving and receiving.

Marshall Rosenberg's Vision of Social Change

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
All Skill Levels
Read time: 12 - 18 minutes

What could be, more often than not, overlooked when we think about or represent NVC or Marshall Rosenberg's work?  This article busts some commonly held ideas and approaches to NVC.  It challenges us to widen the lens of what it really means to be "life-serving", or speaking and hearing the "language of life".  And it also speaks to how thinking can deepen feeling and relatedness...

Mourning and Celebration: Two Sides of Gratitude

Introductory Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read Time: 1 - 2 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read Time: 1 - 2 minutes
Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor.  In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.

Taste of Compassionate Leadership Series: Recovering from Reactivity

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 00:30 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
00:30 hours:minutes
Join CNVC Certified Trainers Jim and Jori Manske for this session that will help you minimize your reactivity and live in greater choice.

Talkin' Sink or Shrink Blues

Introductory Skill Level • Audio • 00:02 hours/minutes
Introductory Skill Level
00:02 hours/minutes
Listen to this original song from Nonviolent Communication's founder, Marshall Rosenberg.

Honest Expression Toolkit

Introductory Skill Level • Video • 00:29 hours:minutes
Introductory Skill Level
00:29 hours:minutes
Mary explains the value of expressing ourselves honestly. Watch as Mary uses the 4-step Nonviolent Communication process to express needs clearly, honestly and compassionately. She follows with concrete examples to help you anchor your learning process.

Beyond Right and Wrong

Introductory Skill Level • Video • 1:04 hours:minutes
Introductory Skill Level
1:04 hours:minutes
In this vintage NVC video, Bridget Belgrave, CNVC Certified Trainer from the United Kingdom, uses a Powerpoint presentation to demonstrate the key principles of Nonviolent Communication. Starting with needs at the center, Bridget builds a visual structure of the NVC process. This resource has been newly remastered to a larger, higher quality video.

Self-Empathy Toolkit

Introductory Skill Level • Video • 00:08 hours:minutes
Introductory Skill Level
00:08 hours:minutes
What is self-empathy? Mary Mackenzie leads you on an exploration of self-empathy through an exercise that will show you how you can easily connect more deeply with your needs.

NVC Role Playing

Introductory Skill Level • Video • 00:28 hours/minutes
Introductory Skill Level
00:28 hours/minutes
Watch this vintage video from 1993, as Dr. Rosenberg works with two participants to heal interpersonal relationship issues.

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