NVC resources that include teachings about needs: (389)


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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Love as a Need

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: In NVC we consider love to be a need. We all need love, but the ways in which we express it can be very different.
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Finding Our True Self

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Accepting our true feelings, needs and values can lead us to a more compassionate life. Are you being true to yourself?
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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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Meeting Our Need for Honesty

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Trainer Tip: Mary offers a perspective on how to know if our need for honesty is being met.
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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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Interdependence in the Face of Cultural Imperatives

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  01:02 hours/minutes
Join CNVC Certified Trainer Arnina Kashtan as explores interdependence, autonomy, valuing self and others, and power-sharing in your relationships. Free yourself to honor your longing for community, belonging, and love.
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