David Weinstock

David Weinstock is a somatic coach, CNVC Certified Trainer, master goldsmith, Aikido instructor, originator of Somatic Consensus, and author of Becoming What You Need: Practices for Embodying Nonviolent Communication. He leads community workshops in schools, prisons, businesses, communities, organizations, and corporations around the world.

David and his family live in Washington state, in an intentional community they co-founded with nine other families where consensus has been practiced since 1990.

Latest NVC Library Resources with David Weinstock

Nonviolent Communication Basics

Here are some very basic forms and distinctions of NVC. It covers the 4 D's, OFNR, some NVC distinctions, tips, quotes from Marshall Rosenberg, and "feelings and needs" lists, and more. As with any art, these rudiments necessarily must be learned, practiced, understood, embodied and then let go of so as not to become rote and block creativity.

Courage

In listening to what our emotions tell us, and embracing what we do not know, we begin the path of courage. Even though our culture tells us not to, revealing our imperfections is where we can deeply connect. Living our lives more courageously honest, can shift us towards inspiring one another. Read on for how some people experienced this in coming together to transform one woman's heroine addiction.

Mourning and Celebration: Two Sides of Gratitude

Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor.  In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.

The Spiral Blend

David explores how movement helps you hold your center when navigating challenging conversations. Example: Move to Wind ~ to calm your system; Move to Ground ~ to notice the ground on which you stand; and Step to Shikaku ~ step behind to practice empathic listening. Listen Now.
 
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