The Three Stages of Transition

with Kathleen Macferran and Mary Mackenzie
Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  01:08 hours:minutes
Learn about the three stages of transition, and how staying connected to needs can help you remain oriented and grounded even through the most challenging transitions.
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Integrity

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: What does integrity mean to you? Each person has a different definition. For me, integrity means that I live in harmony with my values.
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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Have you heard the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Communication is like that too. Don’t try to adjust your communication and behaviors if they already work for you.
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The Gift of Understanding

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: All people long for understanding. It is such an easy thing to give, yet rarely do we see its importance in creating peace of mind.
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Self-Righteous Anger

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed that some of your behaviors ensure that your needs for peace and relief won’t be met? Take judgments for instance. The more we have, the less peaceful and happy we feel.
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Love as a Need

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: In Nonviolent Communication, we consider love to be a need. Remember that needs are universal; everyone has the same ones. We all need love, but the ways in which we express it can be very different.
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Facilitate NVC Groups with Joy and Confidence (2017, Session 1)

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:50 hours:minutes
During this recording, Mary clarifies the facilitator’s role and explores six points that can help you set your intention and achieve greater success as a facilitator.
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Considering the Needs of Other People

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Mary expands on one of the basic principles of Nonviolent Communication: valuing everyone’s needs equally.
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Self-Empathy: A Direct Route to Personal Healing

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: It is true that we cannot fully understand other people until we understand ourselves. Gain understanding and healing through self-empathy within the Compassionate Communication process.
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Seven Easy Steps for Keeping Group Energy High

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:05 hours:minutes
NVC groups can sometimes get caught in a rut and lose energy and momentum. Mary shares her extensive experience with seven steps for keeping your group engaged and energized.
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