NVC resources that include teachings about connection: (305)


Group Feedback

Advanced Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  2 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I'm part of a small, self-led NVC group that's been working together for almost two years. We are experiencing some growing pains in that we're still not certain how and under what circumstances to make requests, especially negative ones."
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Empathy: An In-depth Study

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  00:23 hours:minutes
In this audio recording, Sylvia Haskvitz, veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, offers an in-depth discussion of the Nonviolent Communication process of empathy.
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Staying Connected with Yourself While with Family

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:17 hours:minutes
This audio training with expert trainer Rita Herzog explores the NVC alternative to family relationships: stay grounded in your own needs and values so you are able to reach out with empathy to family members.
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The Power of Silent Empathy

Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  1 page
When Rita first learned about silent empathy she didn't know how soon she'd try it out. She was visiting her daughter and making comments about her life, analyzing her behavior, giving her unsolicited view on everything.
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What’s Important to You?

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.
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Using Therapeutic Communication to Connect with Patients

Advanced Skill Level  •  Article  •  5 pages
"I was taught in Nursing School that when someone expressed a feeling to reflect it back. I tried this technique in the room of a patient who had just received a diagnosis of cancer."
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Every Angry Message is a "Please"

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Anger can be an opportunity to hear the "Please" behind the words and create a path to resolve conflicts compassionately.
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Control as a Need

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: "I often hear people say that someone did something because of a need for control. Control is actually a strategy that is often confused with a need."
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Taking a Leap

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: "Sometimes we are dissatisfied in our primary relationship, yet the thought of making a change is scary, so we stay in it. Sometimes we think we're afraid to learn the truth, so we don't ask direct questions."
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Move in to Conflict - Don't Back Up!

Intermediate Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed how often we back up when we find ourselves in a conflict? Or how much we try to pull away when someone is angry or in emotional pain?
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