NVC resources that include teachings about the "Protective Use of Force": (9)


Using NVC When the Going Gets Rough: Empathy for the Roots of Rage: Time, Anger and the Brain

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:48 hours:minutes
Do you ever experience being overtaken by your anger or rage, almost as if you have no choice, once the avalanche begins? When the enormity of our anger far exceeds the circumstances that elicit it, we are often dealing with deep roots of pain - learn how to work with these roots with empathy.
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Using NVC When the Going Gets Rough: Someone Yelling at You? Getting Beyond Freezing or Shouting Back

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:41 hours:minutes
Irmtraud shares the strategies she developed for herself to connect empathically even when someone is yelling at her.
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Protective Use of Force

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Mary explains the NVC principle known as the "protective use of force."
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Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Introductory Skill Level  •  Learning Tool  •  3 pages
NVC practice is based on several key assumptions and intentions. When we live based on these assumptions and intentions, self-connection and connection with others become increasingly possible and easy, helping us contribute to a world where everyone’s needs are attended to peacefully.
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Conflict Improv: A Mother and Son Negotiation

Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:15 hours:minutes
In this role play, Jean Morrison plays a mother who is asking her son to vacuum the house and he is objecting. She enacts the role first using "jackal" language and then again using Nonviolent Communication.
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NVC Tools: Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests

with Wes Taylor
Introductory Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:28 hours:minutes
In this introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Wes Taylor discusses the two basic aspects of NVC, the consciousness and the tools that help manifest the consciousness.
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Key Differentiations in Nonviolent Communication

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:00 hours:minutes
Veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, Sylvia Haskvitz, reviews the key distinctions (sometimes referred to as the key differentiations) in Nonviolent Communication.
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Punishment, Needs and the Protective Use of Force

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  00:08 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: For many years I have been using crime and punishment (reward and consequences) to discipline because it was the only thing I knew. I knew deep in my heart it was alienating me...
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Protective Use of Force with Children

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  00:09 hours:minutes
Ask the Trainer: Can you help me connect with my needs behind the protective use of force I use with my children?
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