NVC Multimedia Library

Articles (53)

Going Deep: Understanding Your Own and Others’ Deeper Motivations

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Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 4 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
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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.

Transforming Power Relations: The Invisible Revolution

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 9 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
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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…

From Obedience and Shame to Freedom and Belonging: Transforming Patriarchal Paradigms of Child-Rearing in the Age of Global Warming

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 33 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
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33 pages
What will it take to reclaim our fundamental relatedness with all things alive, surrender our attempts to control nature, and find a way of living that averts or mitigates the worst possible catastrophes awaiting us while it's still possible?

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
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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
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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
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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…

Interdependence in Action: How to Change Agreements with Care

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
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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…

Attending to Inner Conflict

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
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Read time: 13 - 19 minutes
When we have an inner conflict, how can we bring ourselves closer where we want to be? Miki explains about how we can deepen our self understanding in a way that can transform our own reactivity, urges, and false either/or views -- so that we…

Creating Peace and Change: A Multi-Level Approach

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
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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"…

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