NVC resources that include teachings about "Self Connection": (87)


Clarity, Compassion and Empowerment (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  7 - 10 hours

Living Compassion, for Robert, represents the spirituality that resides in every aspect of Nonviolent Communication. Its foundational principles are represented by three primary qualities or states of being: clarity, compassion and empowerment.

In this course you’ll explore – and practice – how the unfolding of inner clarity opens your way to compassion, which further unfolds into empowerment. Throughout this unfolding process, Robert will include maps and tips for shifting your everyday life from one that is relatively limiting to a life that is both transformative, healing and liberating.

The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Cooperating with the Life Principle: Living the Heart of Life Unfolding (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  6 hours

If you're interested in learning specifically how and what you can do to live compassionately – with plenty of hands-on practice time – this course is for you. Observe actual demonstrations of Robert guiding participants through the transformational territory of healing and integration.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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Integration of Inner and Outer: Our Relationship to ALL of Life (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  6 - 9 hours

During this course, you'll deeply examine this process of blending and integrating your inner and outer selves. Not only will you explore various states of being, such as defensive / protective and being / essence, you'll:

  • Delve into the primary levels of relationship: to others, to the world and to Life;
  • Acquire tools for transforming resistance into unconditional acceptance;
  • Experience the inherent order of living fully and freely through the model of "Being to Doing;" and
  • Embrace the vital essence of compassion: that ever-expanding inner space that includes all levels of relationship!

The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:

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NVC and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

with Maurizio Cortesi and Stephanie Bachmann Mattei
Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:42 hours:minutes

Nonviolent Communication and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction are both life-giving practices, deeply rooted in our natural abilities for attention, care, empathy, and compassion.

Join Stephanie and Maurizio guide us through an exploration of both Nonviolent Communication and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and the relationships we cultivate with ourselves and others.

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Living the Fullness of Life (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  14-18 hours

How do we live each and every day from the “living energy of needs” – with the unimpeded fullness of life’s energies flowing through us, regardless of the conflicts or life circumstances we may be experiencing? Through developing deep self compassion. How can we experience our inner world from a place of utter and total compassion? When we practice compassionate self-care, we create an inner spaciousness that allows our life’s energies to flow. In that spaciousness both healing and inner transformation occurs. Robert’s work explores the interweaving of two co-intentions—to live life from the fullness of the “beauty of needs” and to approach every experience with deep compassion.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:


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Daily Self-Empathy Practice

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:11 hours:minutes
Want to expand your needs vocabulary, and build your capacity to identify needs — even when you’ve been triggered? Check out Mary’s powerful teaching on Self-Empathy.
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Self Connection Meditation

Beginner Skill Level  •  Video  •  00:08 hours:minutes
CNVC Certified Trainer Stephanie Bachmann Mattei leads you through an 8 minute meditation designed to develop a more integrated body and feelings/needs awareness.
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Anatomy of a Trigger: Change Your Focus and Improve the Outcome

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...
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Life Force and the Spirituality of Human Needs (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  6 - 9 hours
Your needs and your values are your Life Force: the river that flows through your spirit and your life, giving life and light to your being. Explore this river with Robert, and map out routes that support your growth. Listen In.
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Self-Empathy: Healing From the Inside Out (2017)

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!
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