In general, criticism is a reactive response discomfort. When someone criticizes, they are not yet able or willing take responsibility for their needs. All criticism is a tragic expression of feelings and unmet needs. When you meet that criticism skillfully you not only care for yourself, you can facilitate clarity, and constructive communication, about what the other person is truly asking for.

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  • Date Written/Produced 5/2019
  • Duration Read time: 7 - 11 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When someone's in immense pain and uses words that are hard to hear, see if you can bring in as much compassion as you would to someone who was cut with a sword. Focusing on what's important to them, and not so much on how it was said. This may support greater understanding and healing. Otherwise, we risk prioritizing needs, norms, and inequities of the dominant culture, over caring for people who bear the invisible brunt of such norms.

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  • Date Written/Produced 03/2019
  • Duration Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Points 8
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Want to increase diversity, plus improve group dynamics and group functioning? There are things you can do to make NVC settings more welcoming to people of color. Learn more about how to use NVC; attend to impact; help the community understand and demonstrate more awareness; factor in historical context; engage; create a more inclusive climate; and more!

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  • Date Written/Produced 06/2019
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Has someone ever talked to you to the extent that you're no longer enjoying it, and you now wonder if they even know you're there? Learn ways to bring in emotional understanding, engage more honestly and open-heartedly, and bridge next steps to the type of conversation that engages everyone's needs.

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  • Date Written/Produced 4/2019
  • Duration Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When we're on the receiving end of pain-stimulating assumptions, a microaggression, or prejudice --when we're reactive and resultingly have self doubt, guilt or shame in ourselves-- is it possible to be intensely authentic while holding care for everyone in the situation? Can we effectively do this even as a third party witnesses to these things?

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  • Date Written/Produced 04/2019
  • Duration Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Do you yearn to step forward in leadership, but know you're holding back? Clinical psychologist, organizational consultant, and speaker, Roxy Manning, PhD, shows us that more than external factors, its our internal beliefs and fears that provide the main barrier to moving forward.  She does this by taking us through three myths of leadership, and weaves in anecdotes to illustrate how tapping our unique (often lesser recognized) qualities, can be the way forward we've been seeking. Learn ways to move forward, even if at first it appears that (1.) others can "do it better", (2.) you need to be more prepared, or even if (3.) the material you're conveying isn't so original (and has been used many times).

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  • Date Written/Produced 1/2010
  • Duration Read time: 7-11 mins
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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In this transcript, clinical psychologist and organizational consultant, Roxy Manning, PhD, offers ways for us to increase our capacity to (1) See things that we otherwise wouldn't; (2) Bring more relevance to our groups, organizations and social change movements; (3) Talk openly about microaggressions: statements or (in)actions that (inadvertently) minimize, diminish or negate somebody's experience.  Also, NVC Academy's cofounder, Mary Mackenzie, speaks to how NVC helps us to find ways to bridge our differences in ways that value all of us.

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  • Date Written/Produced 8/2018
  • Duration Read time: 23-35 mins
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  • Points 18
  • Multi Trainer Num 2
  • Multi Trainer Links Mary Mackenzie and Roxanne Manning
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In part two, of this two-part transcript, clinical psychologist and organizational consultant, Roxy Manning, Ph.D., offers a way we can help people from marginalized groups free more of their energy for greater joy, meaning and contribution to our groups, social change movements, and organizations.  Roxy and Mary Mackenzie also show that while there's often that risk of inadvertently creating more division within the organization or group, there are also ways to respond that would shift the status quo can help increase support, create a connection, find common ground, and provide greater care for all.

 

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  • Date Written/Produced 8/2018
  • Duration Read time: 22-35 mins
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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Points 18
  • Multi Trainer Num 2
  • Multi Trainer Links Mary Mackenzie and Roxanne Manning
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Many of us check our full selves at the door when entering our workplace. Would you like to learn how to apply NVC principles at work instead? In this session, Jeff details how you can step into greater authenticity at work!

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 01:08 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 7/8/2018
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  • Points 3
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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CNVC Certified Trainer Miki Kashtan offers 3 steps we can take to access and express our deepest authentic expression.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 00:08 hours:minutes
  • Production Date 06/07/2011
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  • Points 1
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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