NVC resources that include teachings about Observation: (106)


Group Feedback

Advanced Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  2 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I'm part of a small, self-led NVC group that's been working together for almost two years. We are experiencing some growing pains in that we're still not certain how and under what circumstances to make requests, especially negative ones."
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Key Facts About Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Introductory Skill Level  •  Article  •  7 pages
Learn how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can improve the quality of your personal and professional relationships, one interaction at a time.
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Staying Connected with Yourself While with Family

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:17 hours:minutes
This audio training with expert trainer Rita Herzog explores the NVC alternative to family relationships: stay grounded in your own needs and values so you are able to reach out with empathy to family members.
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Using Therapeutic Communication to Connect with Patients

Advanced Skill Level  •  Article  •  5 pages
"I was taught in Nursing School that when someone expressed a feeling to reflect it back. I tried this technique in the room of a patient who had just received a diagnosis of cancer."
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What’s Important to You?

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  2 pages
This exercise is most often the first activity in a beginning level workshop after the usual logistics/history/check-in. Penny Wassman experiences it as an opportunity for people to build connection with one another.
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Transforming Painful Patterns

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Article  •  7 pages
Why is it so difficult to change our patterns even when we want to, even when we experience shame or despair about them? Here are common pitfalls and concrete steps to overcome them in the future.
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Parenting: “She’s Bugging Me”

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:04 hours:minutes
Holly talks with her son about his frustration with his sister. Then, the two of them engage in a role-play about a conflict between an older brother and younger sister in two ways.
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Apologizing in NVC Language

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:08 hours:minutes
In this brief audio, Jim Manske uses a live situation to demonstrate how to use the NVC process in an apology. Jim starts by identifying the four steps to self-connection before expressing your apology.
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The Tube: An NVC Teaching Tool

Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:14 hours:minutes
Holley demonstrates how to use the "tube," a visual aid she developed for learning the dance of Nonviolent Communication. The "tube" is a visual way to see how conversations flow in one direction at a time, and how to stay in the dialogue.
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How to Interact with an Angry Practice Group Member

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  2 pages
Ask the Trainer: “I would like some suggestions on how to interact with a member of the practice group I started. This individual speaks and acts in a manner I interpret as angry and controlling.”
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