NVC resources that include teachings about responsibility: (28)


The NVC Model: A Map to Your Intentions

Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 4 - 6 minutes

The more we practice NVC by “rote” --going through OFNR (“Observations, Feelings, Needs, Requests”) on automatic-- the more likely our NVC practice would lead to disconnection.  The purpose of our NVC practice is to use this NVC "map" (OFNR) to support us in integrating the consciousness of the NVC (eg. operating with the intention to connect, collaborate, etc).  Once we let the map drop away, we can engage with the people in our lives in a more heartfelt way.  This article explains more about how we can use the map to remind us of our  heartfelt consciousness...

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Let it RAIN!

with Jim Manske
Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 5 - 8 minutes
This article outlines a four-part transformation process to help us recognize what's giving rise to our suffering and resentment -- and transform it into more freedom, creativity, and choice.
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Anatomy of a Trigger: Change Your Focus and Improve the Outcome

Beginner Skill Level  •  Article  •  Read time: 7-10 minutes
When you or anyone is upset, what could underneath it all?  There may be more than is immediately visible.  This article invites us to explore what it looks like to inquire deeper, take self-responsibility, examine our assumptions, attachments, interpretations, and "certainties" that could be hidden behind the needs that are aching to be attended to...
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The Three Stages of Transition

with Kathleen Macferran and Mary Mackenzie
Intermediate Skill Level  •  Video  •  01:08 hours:minutes
Learn about the three stages of transition, and how staying connected to needs can help you remain oriented and grounded even through the most challenging transitions.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 11. Catching Hearts

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
When we take a leap in life and put our hearts out into the world in new or bigger ways—sharing a song, dance, or poem, writing a book, competing at a sporting event, giving a speech, and so on—there is greater potential for aliveness but also for shame and pain
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 8. Practice Self-Empathy with Your Whole Body

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
In our fast-paced, busy lives it is tempting to practice NVC mostly with the left hemisphere of the brain, thinking through the steps quickly without slowing down to connect more deeply with feelings and needs.  Don't miss an opportunity to integrate the hemispheres of the brain and the valuable information from the neural networks in the heart and gut.
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Prepare for Love (Complete Course)

Beginner Skill Level  •  Audio  •  09:07 hours:minutes
Join Eric Bowers in transforming past relationship pain, coming alive in community and creating thriving relationships. This 12 session Telecourse recording brings together Eric's passions for Nonviolent Communication, Attachment Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 7. Talk about Conflict When You’re Not in Conflict

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  4 pages
Conflict is a normal and natural part of life. To varying degrees, it happens whenever two or more people consistently spend time together. Resolving conflict effectively and peacefully, in a way in which all parties feel respected and valued, does not feel natural for those of us who grew up with punitive, adversarial, or avoidant approaches to conflict. Eric offers some tips for approaching conflict.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 6. Ask to Understand

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Who does not want to be understood? In Tip #6, Eric shows you how to deepen connection and trust by checking your understanding with the person you are conversing with.
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Tips for the Road Series: Tip 5. Separate Needs from Outcomes and Strategies

Beginner Skill Level  •  Trainer Tip  •  1 page
Eric Bowers explains how needs and strategies correlate to different brain hemispheres, and how relaxing into our needs opens us to greater possibilities.
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