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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

Engaging in conversations about power and privilege

Intermediate Skill Level • Video • 3.5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
3.5 minutes

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to talking about power and privilege. Context, purpose, who is present and why all play a part in how you can orient to these conversations. In this video, Miki describes the deep considerations she makes when discussing this topic with others and in her leadership training.


Increase Your Capacity and Diminish Separation Habits

Beginner Skill Level • Video • 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
3 minutes

The human species is trained and habituated towards separation. This model encourages humans to either give up on their needs or fight for their needs. In this short video, Miki shares how increasing capacity shifts habits of separation and supports holding of all needs.


How is a Restorative Circle Process different from mediation?

Intermediate Skill Level • Video • 2 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
2 minutes

Some people assume that restorative circles and mediation are synonymous. Ceri, Jo, and Sarah are here to show that they are much more different than some may think. Watch this video to understand the distinctions around roles, settings, processes, and the people involved in mediation versus restorative circles.


Metta Meditation

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

Mary Mackenzie offers a brief Metta Meditation in support of the Ukrainian and Russian people and ourselves as we witness the current war.


Resonant Language and the Art of Accompaniment

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

Resonant language is language that takes us out of the static brain space and into the brain’s fluid space. In this video, Sarah describes the basics of resonant language and how, when you start to move into the fluid space of the right brain hemisphere, everything starts to change.    


Common Ground in Challenging Times

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

In this excerpt, David demonstrates a gratitude practice called “The Hollow Bone”. Use this practice to appreciate your heart, this Earth, all that came before you, all your relationships, and to open yourself up to possibilities in your life.


Intimate Relationships

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

So many conversations get stuck when there are differences in opinions. Most people tend to try to convince the other person or withdraw from the conversation entirely. In this clip, Yoram discusses how you can go behind the opinions in order to see the needs of the human being. 


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.


Dharma not Drama: Meditations for the Holidays: Presence

Beginner Skill Level • Audio • 22 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
22 minutes

Listen to this 20-minute meditation on presence to help you decrease stress and create authentic connection and peace during the coming holiday season.


Creating Safety and Ease in Your Groups

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

Listen in as Mary offers suggestions for leading practice groups: 1) how to build trust in a group setting; 2) clues that demonstrate a group’s lack of trust; and 3) signs that indicate a participants' need for trust isn't being met.


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