NVC resources that include teachings about presence
Sylvia Haskvitz

Sylvia Haskvitz

CNVC Certified Trainer from Tucson, Arizona, USA

Sylvia has been a CNVC certified trainer since 1989 and has planted NVC seeds in communities worldwide. She is the author of Eat by Choice, Not by Habit, an NVC inspired book translated into several languages. And a contributing author of Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves with her chapter titled Enemy Images based on her work as facilitator of a weekly dialogue group with Israelis and Palestinians in the 90's at the time of the Oslo Accords.

Sylvia is a North American Assessor and she sits on the Certification Coordinating Council, a part of the Educational Services arm of CNVC. She is the co-founder of CALF (Candidates/Community Active Learning Forum) where she supports a co-creative learning community online and in person for candidates and the community.

She is passionate about NVC as a healing process for individuals and for couples. She enjoys the power of both the Enneagram and NVC to inspire self-awareness and self-responsibility.

She has an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and a masters degree in Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication. As one of her clients said, "Sylvia cares about what goes into your mouth and what comes out of it." She lives in Tucson, AZ, USA with her beloved husband, Tim and precious therapy dog, Rico.

I Want to be an NVC Trainer - What do I Need to Know?

Veteran CNVC Certified Trainer Sylvia Haskvitz explores the phases of Knowing, Living and Teaching NVC.
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Using NVC When the Going Gets Rough: Preparing Yourself Before Going In...

Explore and practice the internal work needed to maintain presence, peace of mind and connection with yourself and others before going into a highly charged or emotional situation.
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An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

Learn the fundamental principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and you will gain useful communication tools you can apply in all aspects of your life. This audio is recommended if you’d enjoy a short introduction to NVC or a quick refresher.
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Practical Ideas to Keep Workplace Relationships Satisfying

Sylvia offers practical tips to make today's complex workplace relationships more satisfying and effective.
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Sherlock Holmes of the Heart

In this audio recording, Veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, Sylvia Haskvitz uses real-life situations to help us find more natural expressions of what is harmony with our hearts.
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Cause of Feelings

Many of us blame other people for our feelings but our own state of needs is the true cause. In this powerful audio, Sylvia teaches you how to manage your emotions in challenging situations and demonstrates the process of Screaming in Giraffe.
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Looking at “Shoulds”

Using real-life examples from class participants, Sylvia Haskvitz demonstrates the life-changing results of clarifying the needs underlying "shoulds."
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Empathy: An In-depth Study

In this audio recording, Sylvia Haskvitz, veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, offers an in-depth discussion of the Nonviolent Communication process of empathy.
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Past Stories, Present Feelings

Ask the Trainer: "I have noticed that sometimes when I am in a story-telling mood I am usually trying to prove that I am right and once I connect with a need the urge to give all the information goes away."
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Group Feedback

Ask the Trainer: "I'm part of a small, self-led NVC group that's been working together for almost two years. We are experiencing some growing pains in that we're still not certain how and under what circumstances to make requests, especially negative ones."
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