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Key Facts About Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Introductory Skill Level • Article • 7 pages
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.

Marshall Rosenberg's Vision of Social Change

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
What could be, more often than not, overlooked when we think about or represent NVC or Marshall Rosenberg's work?  This article busts some commonly held ideas and approaches to NVC.  It challenges us to widen the lens of what it really means to be "life-serving", or speaking…

Increasing Your Capacity to Feel

Introductory Skill Level • Article • Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Article
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
What's really going on underneath the surface when we bring or encounter blame, judgements, pain -- and thereby the inability to empathise, be present, attuned, or responsive?  Why does this happen even if one or more people in a relationship dynamic is working hard at…

The Gift of Compassionate Giving

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Introductory Skill Level • Article • Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Article
Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
What would the world be like if there was flow between all of us based on "mutual giving from the heart"? Using examples, this article offers models for us to follow that could inspire us to treat our NVC practice as one of compassionate giving…

Empathy in the Face of Powerful Structures

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
Here's an inspiring story of one citizen (the author) who faced a police officer and judge in court to contest a transit ticket... and inspired structural changes in the way one aspect of New York City transit operates. She inspires change with her application of…

Living in Full Authenticity

Introductory Skill Level • Article • Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Article
Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
In life, relationships, and organizations, authenticity is the bedrock of effectiveness. It can give rise to effective dialogues, information flow, intimacy, accountability, decision making and follow through. NVC can give us more tools to live with rigor around our authenticity...

The Power of Authenticity + Care

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
When we're on the receiving end of pain-stimulating assumptions, a microaggression, or prejudice --when we're reactive and resultingly have self-doubt, guilt or shame in ourselves-- is it possible to be intensely authentic while holding care for everyone in the situation? Can we effectively do this…

Working with Resistance

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
With coaching or counselling clients, their resistance can show up as “bracing against” something. But if we push back against their resistance, we miss noticing what they're protecting or embracing. By going into resistance clients build awareness and often shift when they get clear about…

Overcoming Defensiveness

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 5 - 7 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 5 - 7 minutes
A big part of why receiving feedback is so challenging is because so few people around us know how to give feedback untainted with criticism, judgment, or our personal upset. But, if we wait for others to offer us usable, digestible, manageable feedback, we will…

How To Resource In The Expansive Perspective

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 2-3 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 2-3 minutes
In the face of stress you can find ways to be present for what’s happening, rather than being pulled or pushed around by anxious thoughts or fearful feelings. Here are some strategies to return to and maintain expanded awareness.

 
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