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A List of Feelings We All Have (Emotions and Sensations)

with NVC Academy
Introductory Skill Level •  Learning Tool •  N/A
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
The following list of words are used to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to help you develop your emotional vocabulary and further support your communication with others.

A List of Needs We All Have

Introductory Skill Level •  Learning Tool •  N/A
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
In a Nonviolent Communication model, we believe that everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need. That means that all actions or words are in service to a deep internal need. The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive.

Colloquial NVC Options

Intermediate Skill Level •  Learning Tool •  2 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Learning Tool
2 pages
How can we express ourselves in a way that supports a natural flow of connection while maintaining a focus on NVC consciousness? This handout from CNVC Certified Trainer, Miki Kashtan, offers seven options that support NVC enthusiasts in evolving from classical to colloquial NVC language.

Create Your Personal Learning Path

All Skill Levels •  Learning Tool •  30 -60 minutes
All Skill Levels
Learning Tool
30 -60 minutes
As you browse through the NVC Multimedia Library or the Live NVC Courses, use this quick guide to assess your current skills and interests and set goals for yourself.

Emotional Regulation Strategies

All Skill Levels •  Learning Tool •  Read time: 2-3 minutes
All Skill Levels
Learning Tool
Read time: 2-3 minutes
Emotional regulation is the consistent capacity to fully experience one’s feelings, particularly when they are intense and/or painful. Here are 36 practices that help with emotional regulation that can be done alone or with others. Read on for more.

Empathy – Not Empathy

Beginner Skill Level •  Learning Tool •  Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
This handout defines and contrasts "empathy" alongside "responses may meet needs, but are not empathy" (such as advice, correcting, consoling, etc).

Feelings and Needs Cards

Beginner Skill Level •  Learning Tool •  N/A
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A
These downloadable cards are graciously offered to help busy parents who want more time and less struggle.

Feelings Cards

Beginner Skill Level •  Learning Tool •  Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
Read time: 1 - 2 minutes
Print-and-cut these 56 feelings cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes eight blank cards for you to customize.

Feelings vs Interpretations

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 1-2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Here's a list of words that pose as feelings, but are actually interpretations of what you think someone is doing to you. They trigger defensiveness in another thereby preventing a connected dialogue. Behind each of these words are precious feelings and needs. This sheet includes ways to distinguish feelings from interpretations.

Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Introductory Skill Level •  Learning Tool •  3 pages
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
3 pages
NVC practice is based on several key assumptions and intentions. When we live based on these assumptions and intentions, self-connection and connection with others become increasingly possible and easy, helping us contribute to a world where everyone’s needs are attended to peacefully.

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