NVC resources that include teachings about Observation: (114)


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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Love Without Conditions, Control or Coercion

Advanced Skill Level  •  Audio  •  02:15 hours:minutes
In this prerecorded telecourse, Kelly uses humor, stories and practical ideas to help spouses, lovers, friends and parents discover how freedom and autonomy are the basis for all healthy relationships.
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Truth as an Act of Love

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Audio  •  02:14 hours:minutes
Speaking the truth creates congruence, which creates trust, facilitating understanding and cooperation. Without truth there is no growth in our relationships and community. If this is true, then what keeps us from speaking our truth?
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