Forgiving Ourselves

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Every single time you say or do something, even when you experience pain or regret, you are trying to meet a need. Forgiveness begins when we acknowledge the needs we were trying to meet in the situation.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

Defusing Anger

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Many of us are afraid of our anger because we haven’t learned how to express it in a way that brings relief or that helps us meet our needs in the situation. Consider a different approach to anger, one that helps you fully express your anger and is more likely to help you meet your needs for relief, to be heard, or to be understood.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

Needs, the Third Component of Compassionate Communication

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: In Compassionate Communication, we consider needs to be universal. That means that while we all have the same needs, such as for love, support, shelter, food, joy, caring, etc., we choose different ways to meet our needs.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

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.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

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.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

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.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

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.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

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.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

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.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

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.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In
Page 4 of 13
Connection Central: Nonviolent Communication Articles (NVC)
NVC Booksdance floors 300x30