Principles of Nonviolent Communication: Identifying Needs

Introductory Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:54 hours:minutes
Let this inspiring video guide you through exercises as if you are actually present at the workshop with Mary Mackenzie! The video opens with Mary leading you through an exercise that generates a physical experience of the NVC consciousness.
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Effective Email

Introductory Skill Level  •  Multimedia  • 
Email is a primary mode of communication in our culture today, yet few of us have been trained on how to write eMails effectively. Take this course on effective eMail and learn concrete, do-able Super Tips to enhance your success with eMail communication..
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An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

Introductory Skill Level  •  Multimedia  • 
Learn Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and you will experience more ease and joy in all your relationships! This brief introductory online course gives you a "taste" of what the NVC process has to offer you.
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Can NVC Be Learned Without Learning Observation, Feeling, Need and Request?

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:44 hours/minutes
In this enlightening Trainer Conversation, three veteran CNVC Certified Trainers discuss whether NVC can be learned without first learning Observations, Feelings, Needs, Requests (OFNR). The conversation naturally meanders as the trainers grapple with the question, eventually covering a wide-range of topics including the spirituality and true essence of NVC.
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Addictions

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:38 hours/minutes
In this compelling dialogue, veteran CNVC Certified Trainers, Susan Skye and Mary Mackenzie, discuss the intrinsic needs present in addictive behaviors, and how Nonviolent Communication aligns with the 12-step programs’ process for treating addiction.
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Meeting Our Needs

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Discovering the unmet needs that drive our feelings is only part of the solution. The other part is to understand what it will take to meet that need and make a request that will accomplish this.
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Move in to Conflict - Don't Back Up!

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed how often we back up when we find ourselves in a conflict? Or how much we try to pull away when someone is angry or in emotional pain?
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Every Angry Message is a "Please"

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Anger can be an opportunity to hear the "Please" behind the words and create a path to resolve conflicts compassionately.
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Love as a Need

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: In NVC we consider love to be a need. We all need love, but the ways in which we express it can be very different.
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Control as a Need

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: "I often hear people say that someone did something because of a need for control. Control is actually a strategy that is often confused with a need."
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