Street NVC: "Street Ease" Exercise

Intermediate Skill Level •  Practice Exercise •  30 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes

Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian guide and ease you into a more natural expression of empathy. This is a three person exercise. Listen in and then give it a try!

This learning resource is free for all to enjoy until the end of March.

Can the Social Order Be Transformed through Personal Practice? The Case of Nonviolent Communication

Intermediate Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 15 - 23 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Read time: 15 - 23 minutes
By focusing on NVC process and practice without factoring in the interdependent, systemic dimension we unwittingly diminish the power of NVC. We reinforce the dominant paradigm, rather than challenging it -- making NVC one more tool for compliance. NVC principles can turn against its own purpose in cruel ways. NVC could also empower social change. We'll need our attention on this matter if we are to contribute to transforming the oppression we face and our collective march towards extinction.

The Shadow in Human Relationship

Intermediate Skill Level •  Audio (Public) •  11 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio (Public)
11 minutes
What don't we know about ourselves? Our unconscious contracts impact us, our shadow selves, and our relationships. In this snippet, Sarah uses her own unconscious contract to demonstrate navigating through reactions to today’s political environment. Listen.

Money, Needs, and Resources

Intermediate Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Read time: 9 - 13 minutes
Unless we change our collective ways on the planet, we will one day exceed the earth’s carrying capacity. We can only address the planet's very real limits of physical resources at the level of social organization. To operate empathically is to adjust our collective social order and patterns so that resources are more widely available and everyone's needs are met no matter what their output, income, power, circumstances, etc. Can we envision a future where the system is infused with this level of empathy, before it's too late?

Taking 100% Responsibility for Every Relationship (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level •  Audio •  4 - 6 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
4 - 6 hours

Taking 100% Responsibility offers a powerful antidote to the all-too-common dynamic of blaming that leaves you in the victim position and unable to have the relationship you want. Miki invites you to assume a stance of leadership while holding full care for both parties’ needs. No longer will you need to wait for the other person to change, nor will you need to give up your needs to reach harmony.

The preview session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Adding Active Bystander Skills to Your NVC Toolkit

with Lore Baur
Intermediate Skill Level •  Video •  44 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
44 minutes
CNVC Certified Trainer Lore Baur asks: "Have you ever seen something happen that made you feel uncomfortable and you didn't know what to do?" That's the "bystander effect:" a well-researched and commonly experienced phenomenon. Training can help you overcome it, enabling you to discern what to do and how to support others in ways that reduce trauma and increase safety.

No Need Left Behind: All Needs Matter in the Classroom - Including the Teachers!

with Lore Baur
Intermediate Skill Level •  Audio •  00:37 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
00:37 hours:minutes
CNVC Certified Trainer Lore Baur shares how, as a teacher, the classroom is a laboratory for learning NVC and incorporating the NVC consciousness into the classroom. Topics discussed include empathy, permission to educate, protective use of force, corrective action, choice & options and re-do.

Preparing for Difficult Dialogue

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  Read time: 3-5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Read time: 3-5 minutes
Effective and connected dialogue requires significant self-awareness, mindfulness, and skill. You can focus on any of these six areas that most often escape your awareness: anchoring and staying grounded; boundaries; thoughts and beliefs; stuckness or attachment; feelings and needs; and requests. Read on for a list of questions to help you focus on how to do that.

Reframing OFNR for the Workplace

Beginner Skill Level •  Audio •  00:07 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
00:07 hours:minutes

Listen in as Dian reframes the 4 steps of NVC (observations, feelings, needs, requests) into everyday words you might hear at work.

This training segment is free for all to enjoy.

What Would Be Possible If I Loved Myself? (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level •  Audio •  3 - 5 hours
Beginner Skill Level
3 - 5 hours

Join Kathleen for a gentle, compassionate exploration and embracing of your true self. Reclaim your self-worth, experience greater freedom when expressing your self and actually celebrate who you are in the world.  Delve into what self-love is and is not – including how to distinguish self-worth from negative cultural labels such as self-obsession and selfishness.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

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