NVC Library

Loving Our Role as Parent

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: When we love a child there's a contribution we can provide in helping them go their own way successfully, in big ways and small.


Mediating Conflict Conversations with Observation, Feeling, Need, and Request

Audio • 44 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
44 minutes

Mediating a conflict conversation can be challenging – but with tools and practice, that challenge can be transformed. If you're curious about the specific steps needed to achieve that transformation, join John for an exploration of his non-dual mindfulness practice.


Nonviolence in the Face of Hatred

Article • 14 - 21 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
14 - 21 minutes
When Anita's sister reveals that the Ku Klux Klan broke into her home and dragged her out into a field towards a burning cross, Anita's commitment to nonviolence is challenged. Here, Miki highlights practices and lessons from her story of inner struggle -- including an insight about how, even in extreme polarization, our freedom and healing is wrapped up in others' freedom and healing.

Attending to Inner Conflict

Article • 13 - 19 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
13 - 19 minutes
When we have an inner conflict, how can we bring ourselves closer where we want to be? Miki explains about how we can deepen our self understanding in a way that can transform our own reactivity, urges, and false either/or views -- so that we can bring in more presence, choice, and options.

How Do I Love Those Who Hate Me?

Article • 6 - 9 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
There are times when someone judges us, or meets us with prejudice, and its easier for us to respond by hating them, or judging ourselves as not good enough. How can we love another person instead without excusing their actions? Roxy tells us her story with wonderment, grief and mourning.

Tip: Demystifying Empathy Guesses

Trainer Tip • 6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
6 minutes

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


Empathy Hacking

Video • 45 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
45 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 (now called Empathy Hacking), you'll learn a super-practical way to demystify empathy guessing by making use of the root meaning of words.


Curiosity, The Art of Waiting, and Finding Peace

Article • 7 - 11 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
7 - 11 minutes
Sitting with uncertainty can be very uncomfortable and evoke anxiety. Or it can be a practice that brings in the curiosity and inner spaciousness that allows for creative solutions to emerge, and that help us to relax our attachment to outcomes.  Here's a closer look...

Self-Management = More Joy at Work

Article • 5 - 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
Want to manage more effectively with more ease and joy and get your staff to make changes? The first, crucial step is to learn how to change your behavior to impact what's happening. For example, we can get the inner clarity we need to reframe questions we ask ourselves, recap, make clear requests, give concrete feedback, etc. This article expands on how self-management can increase influence...

Embracing Your Wounded Child

Video • 45 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
45 minutes

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. In this class, Martha will share the process for witnessing a wounded child. She will work with a volunteer to demonstrate the power of creating safety, listening empathically, and honoring the child's deepest needs.


 
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