NVC Library

Building Trust

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
How is trust best supported? Do you know what you do to contribute to making it easier or more difficult for others to express the truth (even in the most mundane moments)? Smaller requests can also built trust over time if they're rooted in the present moment, and are specific enough. Learn more about building trust...

Privacy vs. Secrecy & Boundaries

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
What's the real reason you choose to talk about something or not? "Privacy" can become a misplaced label that's used to hide harmful behaviour. Secrets typically come from reactivity -- and can carry shame, fear or threat of harm, and take a toll. And yet, if something private gets mislabeled as a "secret" it can also trigger shame and fear. The key to all this may be in relating to privacy from a place of clear differentiation, boundaries, agency, care and discernment.

Pain Lasers and Love Lasers

Beginner Skill Level • Article • Read time: 5 - 7 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 5 - 7 minutes

In lasers, light bounces between the mirrors, with each pass the light grows more intense. Our minds work similarly. Because of the "mirror" effect, where we can react to our reactions to our reactions to our reactions (and so on), changing our thought pattern even modestly at every level of reaction, can dramatically affect our ultimate experience.  Usually the greatest amplifiers are the ones we notice the least.  Learn what to notice -- to amplify more love rather than pain.


Neural Pathways to Happiness (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 5 - 6 hours
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
5 - 6 hours

Want to learn how to live your life more fully than you ever dreamed? In this course you’ll learn how you can shake off old behaviors that no longer serve you, get inspired to embrace a daily happiness practice, and begin experiencing a brand new sense of personal joy and inner peace.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


Healing and Reconciliation (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 7 - 9 hours
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
7 - 9 hours

Old emotional hurts and pains can easily erupt when you’re in the throes of conflict – even if you’re the mediator. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could avoid all of that, and instead create more peace and happiness for yourself, your family, your co-workers and your community?

The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:


NVC Life Hacks 6: Mourning

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 00:04 hours:minutes
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.

NVC Life Hacks 5: Conflict

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 00:03 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
00:03 hours:minutes
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.

NVC Life Hacks 4: Anger

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 00:04 hours:minutes
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.

NVC Life Hacks 3: How to Listen

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 00:04 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
00:04 hours:minutes
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.

Don't Just Feel Your Emotions

Beginner • Trainer Tip • Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
Beginner
Trainer Tip
Read time: 2 - 3 minutes

To keep our life energy moving and growing we can find the resources to welcome and accompany various parts of ourselves with compassion and love -- as though these parts are very young children.  And even if these parts contain difficult emotions...


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