NVC Library

How to Respect Boundaries When Offering Empathy

Article • 6 - 9 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes

Sometimes the empathy you offer may stimulate disconnect or a sense of boundary crossing for the other person. To identify what might have contributed to the disconnect you can look for the signs, the level of attunement and the context, and examine what's happening in you. Read on for more.


Self Connection in the Turbulent Times of COVID-19

Article • 4 - 6 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes

Read on for a demonstration of self empathy -- all generated within the context of both the COVID-19 pandemic, and the changes to Bridget's life that have arisen as a result.


Naming the Feeling/Need

Audio (Public) • 00:03 hours:minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio (Public)
00:03 hours:minutes

When you experience an emotion, your body send a message to your brain that lights up the amygdala. Then what? Watch and listen as Sarah Peyton demonstrates of the NVC practice Naming the Feeling and Need, which calms the amygdala and enables you to move into relational space.


Healing Shame

Audio (Public) • 12 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio (Public)
12 minutes

What do you do with feelings of shame? During this 12-minute excerpt from her course, From Shame to Vulnerability, Liv Larsson uses The Compass to explore the four directions you can move to when experiencing shame, and guides you through the different responses.


Social Change: Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Course Recording • 9 hours, 30 minutes

Course Recording
9 hours, 30 minutes

Do you ever feel worried or uncomfortable about conversations around domination and power, or feel afraid of saying the wrong thing? Are you a trainer, facilitator, teacher, or a leader who wants tools for inviting greater diversity and inclusion in your work? Listen to Roxy and Martha’s richly transformative course recording and learn how to: 1) cultivate behaviors that foster inclusion and partner-based relationships; 2) develop ease when connecting across differences; 3) expand your capacity for recognizing micro-aggressions, fragility, historical patterns — and so much more.


Empathy, Honestly

Audio (Public) • 7 minutes
All Skill Levels
Audio (Public)
7 minutes

Yoram defines empathy as a blending of the arts of listening and following, and says it is the biggest gift we can offer each other! Listen what can happen when a restless child has the presence and attention of his mother.


Connection Essentials Online Course

Self-paced Course • 5 - 7 hours

Self-paced Course
5 - 7 hours

Do you find it hard to say what you really mean or to get heard? Wanting more fun, openness and emotional intimacy? This course contains the essential steps of Nonviolent Communication for personal relationships, providing you with the keys to creating caring, harmonious, authentic interactions, resolving conflicts and experiencing deeper, more satisfying emotional intimacy.


Race and Racism: Questions and Answers

Audio (Public) • 00:14 hours:minutes
All Skill Levels
Audio (Public)
00:14 hours:minutes
During this segment, Roxy answers questions about reverse racism; Black lives matter vs all lives matter; what it means when a person of color calls you a racist; how to address seeing color without being color blind; and defines micro-aggressions.

Understanding and Transforming Anger

Article • 6 - 9 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes

Anger can alert us that a need may be threatened. When anger lives in someone as a well-worn habit, it arises from a place of dissociation from one’s heart and is entangled with misinterpretations, a deep sense of threat, a history of pain, and social conditioning that isn’t life-serving. Read on for how intention, mindfulness, and specific actions can change that habit.


Independence vs. Interdependence in NVC

Article • 3 - 5 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
3 - 5 minutes

For us to have a more peaceful world and relationships, growing our skills to engage interdependently is key. An interdependence-oriented person may choose to attend to both inner factors and outer factors that affect their own and others' experiences. Unfortunately, this is likely to be misunderstood by independence-oriented people as enmeshment -- and this is where conflict emerges. Read on for more.


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