Confronting with Care: An Approach that Builds Trust

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 7 - 10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 7 - 10 minutes
People find confrontation inspirational when done with full compassion and intention to support. To do this, transform your own judgments or distress, come with useful content plus spot-on timing, and the best interests of the receiver in mind. Read on for questions you can ask yourself in preparation for this, and more.

Beyond “Yes, And:” Acknowledging the “Oops” and “Ouches”

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
How can we respond when we’re horrified by what someone says? How can we deepen our connection to our humanness and authenticity when the impact is hurtful? Read on to see examples of the three steps of "calling out", "calling in", and "calling forth".

Creating Real Challenges—Are you Game?

Intermediate Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
A challenge is an expansion of making a clear, positive doable request — and, when given, the person feels deeply seen by the challenger. A challenge isn't just about getting someone to take action on something important to them; it's a fierce form of empathy that supports people in connecting with their life force, and integrates it into their lives with action. A real challenge is tied to the receiver's goals, passions and dreams -- and expands their potential.

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.

Working with Resistance

All Skill Levels •  Article •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
With coaching or counselling clients, their resistance can show up as “bracing against” something. But if we push back against their resistance, we miss noticing what they're protecting or embracing. By going into resistance clients build awareness and often shift when they get clear about their underlying needs, and new choices. Some clients don’t shift even after we’ve tried everything. In that case, read on to learn about Frank Farrelly's "provocative therapy".

Facilitate Change: Using NVC to Create Social Change

Intermediate Skill Level •  Audio •  00:51 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:51 hours:minutes

Listen to this newly remastered audio with seasoned Life Coach and CNVC Certified Trainers Martha Lasley and Dian Killian, to explore how you can "be the change" in your life, to live fully in integrity with your values in your work, community, faith and social action groups.

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


Embracing Your Wounded Child

Intermediate Skill Level •  Video •  00:45 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
00:45 hours: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.

Embracing the Shadow 2016 (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level •  Audio •  05:59 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
05:59 hours:minutes
In our internal conversations, some voices dominate others, which can leave us feeling fragmented or overwhelmed. But when we dive beneath the surface and really listen to our many parts, we connect vulnerably to our full humanity.

Experience More Joy and Success at Work

Beginner Skill Level •  Audio •  00:57 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
00:57 hours:minutes
If you’d like to bring more joy and fun into your workplace, listen to this trainer dialogue for NVC tips and tools from some of the leading experts in the industry.

Making Collaboration Real: Connection and Effectiveness in the Workplace Using NVC (Part 3)

Intermediate Skill Level •  Audio •  00:57 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
00:57 hours:minutes
This 3-session telecourse recording facitlitated by Francois Beausoleil, Martha Lasley and Miki Kashtan will support you in bringing NVC consciousness to your workplace or organization.

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