Is NVC Always, in the End, “Just One-on-One”?

Trainer Tip •  3-5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3-5 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "Can you share stories of transforming group conflict, or is NVC strictly intended for 'one-on-one' work?"


Confidentiality Agreement

Trainer Tip •  4 - 6 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
4 - 6 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "A participant in our beginners' NVC practice group asked the co-facilitators if there was a confidentiality agreement that was typically used in NVC practice groups?"


The Needs Underneath a Need for “Fairness”

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I'm practicing with 'transforming the pain of unmet needs into the beauty of the need.' In identifying my unmet needs, I come up with 'fairness.' However, fairness isn't on the needs list! I'm wondering what needs might be underneath 'fairness.'"


Hidden Needs

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I've been feeling frustrated and angry quite a bit lately over very simple things. Can you help me get to the root of my hidden needs?"


Different Types of Requests

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "Could you share a list of types of requests, with examples of each and a possible strategy for formulating requests in conversation?"


Teachers Expressing to Students and Colleagues

Trainer Tip •  3 - 5 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I just started teaching in a public school and I'm not enjoying the violence that teachers express towards children and their colleagues. However, when I talk about NVC, most people listen but I feel they're either not understanding it or ..."


The Unconscious Mind Compared to the Conscious Mind

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I have the understanding that the unconscious is vast compared to conscious mind. When I state 'needs' how well can I depend on there being something beneath my awareness that is actually the motivation?"


Moving From Blame to Self-Responsibility

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

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 life.

Agreements, Consequences and Punishment

Audio •  9 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
9 minutes

In this short but provocative audio, Miki Kashtan talks about agreements, making a vital distinction between the natural consequences of unmet agreements and punishment. She provides information about how to balance our current state of needs associated with our previous agreements.


 
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