NVC Multimedia Library

Trainer Tips (113)

Meeting Our Need for Support

with
Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: Asking for support may feel awkward and uncomfortable. In these moments, we may forget that everyone needs support. We may also forget that there may be many options available to us, even if what's available isn't our preferred source of support.
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

Meeting Our Needs

with
Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: Discovering the unmet needs is only a starting point. The other part is to understand what it will take to meet that need, and make a request that will accomplish this. This way, we can resolve situations before they escalate. Everyone benefits when…
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

Clarifying Our Needs

with
Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: We often find ourselves slipping into old behaviors that we would rather change. This is because we don’t have a new plan for responding to the same old situations. In that case, notice whether you are slipping into old behaviors today. Connect to…
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

Choosing Whom We Empathize With

with
Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: One of the basic philosophies of Nonviolent Communication is valuing everyone’s needs equally. That means that you consider your needs to be equal to another person’s needs. If someone asks you for empathy, and you choose to empathize at you own expense, you're…
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In

Meeting Our Need for Sexual Expression

with
Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
Trainer Tip: To reduce defensiveness and hurt feelings when talking to your partner about your sexual needs that haven't been met, keep the conversation focused on your needs, not her lack of skill, and make a very specific request. From there, you can both explore…
A Library subscription is required for full access. Library members:  Sign In
Page 1 of 23
Connection Central: Nonviolent Communication Articles (NVC)
NVC Booksdance floors 300x30