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Awareness to Action: Creating Bridges Across Differences (Complete Course)

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 10 -12 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
10 -12 hours
For many people, attempting to connect with others across differences can feel akin to walking through a minefield. With humility, tenderness, and courage, Roxy challenges your perspectives and encourages you to open your heart and mind. Roxy uses concrete examples and visual tools to illustrate complex concepts. The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Feelings vs Interpretations

Beginner Skill Level • Article • Read time: 1-2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 1-2 minutes
Here's a list of words that pose as feelings, but are actually interpretations of what you think someone is doing to you. They trigger defensiveness in another thereby preventing a connected dialogue. Behind each of these words are precious feelings and needs. This sheet includes ways to distinguish feelings from interpretations.

The Shadow Side of Autonomy

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 8 - 12 minutes
Could our "need for autonomy" be getting in the way of "partnership consciousness" (as NVC is sometimes called). Could "autonomy" also block healthy relationships with not only ourselves and with others, but also with the planet? This article invites us to consider how "autonomy" may colour our NVC practice at the peril of our critical values. Values such as our care for impact, shared...

Living NVC

with Carol Chase and Mair Alight
Beginner Skill Level • Video • 00:60 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
00:60 hours:minutes
Mair Alight and Carol Chase show, through their interaction with each other, a living model of how NVC deepens friendships. They also provide information on why giraffes and jackals were originally chosen as the NVC mascots.

Acknowledging the Impact of Identity Within Social Change Movements (Part 2 of 2)

with Mary Mackenzie and Roxy Manning
All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 22-35 mins
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 22-35 mins
In part two, of this two-part transcript, clinical psychologist and organizational consultant, Roxy Manning, Ph.D., offers a way we can help people from marginalized groups free more of their energy for greater joy, meaning and contribution to our groups, social change movements, and organizations. Roxy and Mary Mackenzie also show that while there's often that risk of inadvertently creating...

Teachers Expressing to Students and Colleagues

Advanced Skill Level • Trainer Tip • 3 pages
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 pages
Ask the Trainer: "I just started teaching in a public school and I'm not enjoying the violence that teachers express towards children and their colleagues. However, when I talk about NVC, most people listen but I feel they're either not understanding it or..."

Marshall Rosenberg's Vision of Social Change

All Skill Levels • Article • Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
Read time: 12 - 18 minutes
What could be, more often than not, overlooked when we think about or represent NVC or Marshall Rosenberg's work? This article busts some commonly held ideas and approaches to NVC. It challenges us to widen the lens of what it really means to be "life-serving", or speaking and hearing the "language of life". And it also speaks to how thinking can deepen feeling and relatedness...

Compassion: Mature, Astute & Courageous

Beginner Skill Level • Article • Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 10 - 15 minutes
Getting "feel good" empathy can become an addiction. Even to the point of seeing people who don't offer empathy as "not being NVC". Rachelle urges us to notice how this view of NVC can be seductive, and even dangerous. In this article, she explains how we can expand our compassionate awareness when we go beyond equating NVC with harmony and empathy. She asks us to become more open to noticing...

Your Resonant Self: Transforming the Critical Inner Voice (session 1)

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 1 hour, 12 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 12 minutes
Sarah Peyton explains how Nonviolent Communication's self-empathy can be expanded to support deep, transformational change. It is based on Sarah Peyton's book Your Resonant Self: Guided meditations and exercises to engage your brain's capacity for healing. This course session is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Navigating Tense Conversations

Beginner Skill Level • Trainer Tip • Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
Read time: 2 - 3 minutes
Trainer Tip: Here are some options for tense moments in conversations: try a "redo", understand and recognize your habits, pause to regroup, empathize with the person so they feel heard, check your mind frame before speaking, and name some appreciations about one another.

From Obedience and Shame to Freedom and Belonging: Transforming Patriarchal Paradigms of Child-Rearing in the Age of Global Warming

Intermediate Skill Level • Article • 33 pages
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
33 pages
What will it take to reclaim our fundamental relatedness with all things alive, surrender our attempts to control nature, and find a way of living that averts or mitigates the worst possible catastrophes awaiting us while it's still possible?

Your Brain's Left Hemisphere and NVC

Intermediate Skill Level • Video • 00:07 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
00:07 hours:minutes
Sarah Peyton explains how your brain's left hemisphere excels at pattern making. NVC can help integrate both hemispheres, enabling you to use the left side's love of patterns for abstract thinking. This training segment is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Greeting the Holidays with an Open, Joyful Heart

with Christine King, Faye Landey, Liv Larsson, Mary Mackenzie and Rita Herzog
Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 01:24 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
01:24 hours:minutes
Please join us as we take a look at what disrupts our joy during the holidays… and discuss the delicious possibilities that abound when we declare our intention to "Greet the Holidays with an Open, Joyful Heart."

Honor Your Need to be Heard

Beginner Skill Level • Article • Read time: 2-3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
Read time: 2-3 minutes
When you want to be heard, first check if your listener is available. This honors yourself, and the other person’s choice about listening. You need to be clear about wanting a particular quality of listening, and that you are willing to wait if that isn’t available in the moment. Read on for how to ask for listening in a way that can build trust that your request isn't a demand.

 
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