NVC Library

How I Continue to Mess Up Being an Ally

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time:5 - 8 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time:5 - 8 minutes
Working for racial justice is a shift in perspective—a shift in understanding and empathy that leads to a change in our actions: to listen instead of talk, to follow instead of lead, to yield rather than dominate. And to accept that I will continue to mess up. Part of working to undo racism is having the humility to know when our own understanding is limited. Read on for more this, and how it relates to meditation -- plus personal and collective liberation.

Five Core Practices For Meaningful Conversation

Applied NVC • Article • Read Time: 4 - 6 minutes
Applied NVC
Article
Read Time: 4 - 6 minutes
If you’re interested in improving your relationships, advancing in your career, or enhancing your capacity for change in life in general, communication is a powerful lever. Presence, listening, bringing curiosity and care, focusing on what matters, and pausing with silence, are all key. Read on for five foundational and advanced core practices you can start using today to improve your communication.

Viewing Needs Through an Equity Lens

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
"All humans share the same needs" -- tragically, this idea can hide the reality that some people with less power in society have needs that go unmet to a greater extent, much longer, and with more dire consequences. Often, when the marginalized bring up experiences related to their membership in a certain group, their pain isn't acknowledged, and focus shifts to the listener's discomfort. The concept of universal human needs can be used to silence and minimize their pain. Read on for how to proceed.

Money, Value, and Our Choices

Advanced Skill Level • Article • Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Article
Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
How much money to pay? And how much money to ask for? The supply and demand logic basically say that we ask for the most that “the market can absorb” and pay “the least that we can get away with.” We can instead, we can engage in experiments that focus on connecting to and satisfying needs. We can also engage with our varying degrees of access to resources within the existing economy and consider how we want to make choices about resources, especially when we have access to power.

Compassionate Mediation: How NVC Can Bring People Together Across Differences

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Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 36 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
36 minutes
Jeff shows us how to emply NVC to supercharge the possibility of transformation between two people in a mediation process.

Life, Interdependence, and the Pursuit of Meeting Needs

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
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.

Can We Un-Skew Resource Distribution?

Advanced Skill Level • Article • Read time: 14 - 21 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Article
Read time: 14 - 21 minutes
In learning how to re-invent the economic system so that it distributes resources in a way that includes as many people's needs as possible, we would need to be in a process of mutual influence with one another. However, addressing resource distribution can be complex when people in different social locations have 1.)a different sense of what's considered "enough" 2.) different capacities to find creative strategies that work within the given limitations, and 3.)different levels of self-doubt, shame and capacity to put their concerns and needs on the table. Can we collectively create conditions that support people to stretch productively so that included in the outcome are the needs, perspectives, ideas, and concerns of people who are less powerful? What needs to be in place to support the way towards a better future?

Connecting When Worldviews Conflict (Complete Course)

Advanced Skill Level • Audio • 6 hours
Advanced Skill Level
Audio
6 hours

John Kinyon and Matthew Rich examine the ways in which people’s worldviews can be different and why this often creates conflict.

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


Responding to the Call of Our Times: Guest Trainer Victor Lee Lewis

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 01:39 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
01:39 hours:minutes
Victor shares a story about a bystander who takes action without formal authority, using it s an example of transformatiive leadership skills, acting with care, needs-based commitment to the well-being of "the whole," and making a positive difference.

Power Relations and Connection Across Differences in US Society: An NVC Perspective (Complete Course)

Advanced Skill Level • Audio • 03:17 hours:minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Audio
03:17 hours:minutes

Join CNVC Certified Trainers Inbal Kashtan and Roxy Manning, for a passionate and intimate exploration of how NVC can support personal and social transformation in the area of power relations and social divisions.

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


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