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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

NVC Zen: The Paradox of Responsibility

with Aya Caspi
Intermediate Skill Level •  Video •  8.5 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
8.5 minutes

We each have the power to be the creator of our own inner experience, no matter what is going on externally. The moment you imply wrongness on others, you give power to them. In this excerpt, Aya Caspi shows that the more self-responsibility you take, the more freedom you will have.  


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. 


The Dilemma of Honesty

Beginner Skill Level •  Video •  14 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
14 minutes

Yoram shares about the importance of honesty (what is actually going on in you) and the dilemma of honesty (should I say it or should I not). Watch Yoram demonstrate the difference between expressing our honest judgments (I will be really honest with you, you are...) and expressing radical authenticity (describing our own authenticity). Peeling back the layers of authenticity leads to a message of care for self or for another.


Exercise: Connecting Sensations to Emotions and Needs

Beginner Skill Level •  Video •  12 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
12 minutes

Puzzling about needs and feelings? Check out this excerpt from Dian Killian's course, Embracing the Body: Somatic Self Empathy, where she leads participants through an exercise that demonstrates how our physical sensations connect us to our feelings and needs.


Naming the Feeling/Need

Beginner Skill Level •  Audio •  3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
3 minutes

When you experience an emotion, your body send a message to your brain that lights up the amygdala. Then what?  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.


A More Expansive Understanding of Observations

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

Listen to Roxy expand our notion of making observations.


Balancing All Needs

Beginner Skill Level •  Video •  10 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
10 minutes

Be present to the life in your group even when it differs from the agenda! Learn how to pivot and meet the needs of the facilitator, of the individual, or the group – and learn how to live in the possibility that all needs can be valued, even though all needs may not always be met.


The Art of Dialogue: Being Radically Honest in Relationship

Beginner Skill Level •  Video •  12 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
12 minutes

Watch and listen as CNVC Certified Trainer Yoram Mosenzon from the Netherlands deftly demonstrates the beautiful solutions that arise when you bring NVC's radical honesty to your relationships during this delightful video.


Feeling Awareness

Beginner Skill Level •  Audio •  45 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
45 minutes

In this intriguing audio, Jim and Jori Manske create a framework for growing your feeling awareness, and offer daily practices for working with your feelings.


Self Assessment Matrix

Beginner Skill Level •  Learning Tool •  1 hour
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 hour

This self-assessment Matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.


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