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Articles (59)

Transforming Power Relations: The Invisible Revolution

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 9 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
9 pages
Miki explains how teachers and administrators can become more effective in relating to themselves, other faculty and staff, and they can contribute more to students' ability to feel connected and energized. Nonviolent Communication provides specific tools to empower ourselves and others to live more in…

What’s Important to You?

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 2 pages
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.

Where Do Jackal Voices Come From?

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 4 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 pages
CNVC Certified Trainer Stephanie Bachmann Mattei explores the biological basis of our inner jackal voices.

Celebrating Mourning

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2 pages
On a recent vacation in a Mexican village, I was surprised to find myself in the midst of a community in mourning. Two days before I came, a 21-year-old girl the entire town knew had died in a car accident.

Healing the Blame that Binds

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 3 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 pages
Blame is the game that protects me from the understanding that the cause of all my emotional distress, fear, shame and guilt comes from the part of me I call "the inner voice."

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.

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