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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Meditation

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes

Practice leads to change of consciousness! Enjoy an MBSR guided practice with Stephanie Bachmann Mattei: STOP = Stop, Take a few mindful breaths, Observe, and Proceed. Listen.


Connecting in Conflict

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 4 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes

What do you do when both people engaging in dialogue are in pain at the same time? Since we cannot listen when we are in pain, we need tools to navigate these moments. Listen to Yoram share two strategies for accessing self-connection and empathy when both people are hurting. 


4-step Gratitude Process for the Holiday Season

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 11 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes

Want ideas on how to more easily build resilience and navigate life's challenges? Listen in as Jim and Jori review their 4-Step Gratitude Practice and their 60 Challenge Practice, too!


Clarifying the Role of the Facilitator

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 31 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
31 minutes

People often want to be supportive of group process, but don't always know how. The facilitator's role is to help the group process move forward while simultaneously supporting every individual, so all move forward together.


Using Role Plays for Sharing NVC

Intermediate Skill Level • Audio • 53 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
53 minutes

You've probably witnessed and participated in role plays that were powerful tools for inspiration, integration, or healing. You've likely also been in contexts where role plays fell flat, leaving people frustrated, confused, or disengaged. If you're sharing NVC with others – or are envisioning yourself going there in the future – you'll want to take this class, where the focus is on how to increase the chances of having role plays that serve a clear purpose, engage an entire group, and support the deepest learning possible for all.


3 Levels of Observation

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
5 minutes

There is more to the NVC skill of Observation than the external level of what a video camera sees or hears. In this video, Roxy Manning demonstrates that to fully understand what is happening, we need to know all three layers of observation: External, Internal, and Systemic. 


A List of Needs We All Have

Beginner Skill Level • Learning Tool • 30 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
30 minutes

In a Nonviolent Communication model, we believe that everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need. That means that all actions or words are in service to a deep internal need. The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive.


Jackal vs. Needs

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
2 minutes

When asked to talk about Self-Empathy to a professional group with no NVC background, Mary devised a quick and easy new practice: Jackal vs Needs. It takes the basics of NVC and turns them into delightfully clear and straightforward questions! Excerpted from the 2017 NVC Telethon.


What is Leadership?

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 51 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
51 minutes

What specifically is leadership? And why do so many people step back from it? Listen in as Miki shares her experience and thoughts around changing the paradigm of leadership, as well as the role – and challenges – of using NVC when working for social change. Check it out.


Setting Intentions Instead of Resolutions

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
8 minutes

How have have you suffered by making resolutions, and not going as far with them as you wanted? Join Kristin in setting three intentions instead of resolutions: one for your body, one for a close relationship, and one for the larger world!


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