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Articles (59)

Moving From Blame to Self-Responsibility

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2 pages
Often when someone else does something we don't like, it's easy to blame the other person. After all, we have all been trained to focus on fault when needs are not met. What can we do to shift that pattern?

Vulnerability as a Spiritual Path

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 3 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 pages
What is a good baby? If you have been raised in a Western culture, chances are you know the answer right away (whether or not you agree with it). A good baby is one that doesn't cry! The training against vulnerability starts very early in…

Going Deep: Understanding Your Own and Others’ Deeper Motivations

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Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 4 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 pages
Try Alan's exercise called  "Peeling the Layers of the Onion, " a process for uncovering the Universal Human Needs — the deeper motivations — that underlie words and behaviors we may find disturbing or puzzling.

The Freedom of Committing to a Path

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 3 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 pages
In June, 1996, I had an epiphany. In a motel room in Indiana, the night before returning home from a solo camping trip in Michigan and Canada, I discovered how much I had lost in my life because of so fiercely protecting myself. Up until…

An Invitation to Resonance: The Practice of Nonviolent Communication

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read Time: 10 - 15 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read Time: 10 - 15 minutes
Sometimes there are moments when empathy has no effect at all on one another.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains might be less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our nervous system and relationship with others.

What Makes NVC Hard?

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 3 - 5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes
Sometimes there are moments when empathy has no effect at all on one another.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains maybe less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our nervous system and relationship to others...

There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Strategy

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Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 3 - 5 minutes
In the face of needs that are still hungry to be satisfied, we can expand our view, plus generate ideas and creativity that can find new paths forward.  Try these tips to transform our complaint into commitment for a change in strategy that works with…

Creating Peace and Change: A Multi-Level Approach

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
Why does NVC practice, and NVC training/coaching, appear to be not enough to bridge divides between people? This article takes a look at the trickle down effect of our societal conditioning, what we can add to our NVC lense, and what we can do "upstream"…

Secure Differentiation

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
Differentiation is being who you are in the presence of who they are. Its a process of connecting to and honoring your own experience, acting in integrity with your values, and engaging in collaboration with others to meet needs. If you're happier when you are…

Interdependence in Action: How to Change Agreements with Care

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
The awareness and practice of interdependence is integral to holding an NVC consciousness. Practicing interdependence also means bringing in a quality of care in the moments we want to change agreements with others. This article talks about where our various choices, in regards to changing…

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