Anatomy of a Trigger: Change Your Focus and Improve the Outcome

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 7-10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 7-10 minutes
When you or anyone is upset, what could underneath it all?  There may be more than is immediately visible.  This article invites us to explore what it looks like to inquire deeper, take self-responsibility, examine our assumptions, attachments, interpretations, and "certainties" that could be hidden behind the needs that are aching to be attended to...

Self-Empathy: Healing From the Inside Out (2017)

Beginner Skill Level •  Video •  00:44 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
00:44 hours:minutes
This session is from the NVC Academy's 2017 Telethon. Listen in as Mary offers two experiential self-empathy exercises: I Love It When, and What Do I Want / Why Do I Want It. Deepen your ability to connect with self — novel and effective ways to engage the process of Self-Empathy!

How Privilege / Lack of Privilege Affects Women, Fishbowl Discussion

Beginner Skill Level •  Video •  01:22 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
01:22 hours:minutes
Join Dian Killian and Mary Mackenzie for a provocative fishbowl discussion about how privilege and lack of privilege affect women.

Facilitate NVC Groups with Joy and Confidence (2018, Session 5)

Intermediate Skill Level •  Video •  01:36 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
01:36 hours:minutes
Ever wondered how to balance everyone’s needs when leading a group? Or struggled to format a Practice or Leaderful Group? Mary offers insightful and helpful answers to these questions and more.

Learning the Practice of Being in Empathy (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level •  Audio •  02:29 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
02:29 hours:minutes
Join CNVC Certified Trainers, Raj Gill and Mary Mackenzie as they explore the Nonviolent Communication process of Empathy.  This audio will support people with a basic understanding of Nonviolent Communication who want to deepen their ability for empathic presence.

Using Anger as a Warning

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 page
Trainer Tip: If you are feeling anger, you are experiencing an unmet need. When you recognize it as a warning signal, it can be a life-serving tool.

Forgiving Ourselves

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
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.

Defusing Anger

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
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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.

Needs, the Third Component of Compassionate Communication

Beginner Skill Level •  Trainer Tip •  1 page
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.

The Three Stages of Transition

with Kathleen Macferran and Mary Mackenzie
Intermediate Skill Level •  Video •  01:08 hours:minutes
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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