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Free NVC Resources (Learn Nonviolent Communication)

Using Empathy to Support Efficiency In Groups

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

When facilitating NVC groups, how can we strive to hold empathy and stay present while also keeping things moving? Marshall Rosenberg used to say to never listen longer than you can be present. Hear Mary share how she balances empathy with efficiency to build trust in her groups. 

The Facilitator's Role

Intermediate Skill Level •  Video •  10 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
10 minutes

Listen in as Mary deftly blows the role of facilitator wide open in this excerpt from her very popular 2021 course, Facilitate NVC Groups with Joy and Confidence. She also covers a variety of useful tips such as what to do if you feel lost or confused, how to trust your gut, and ideas around utilizing empathy for yourself! 

Using Role Plays for Sharing NVC

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

Facilitation and Transparency

Beginner Skill Level •  Video •  9 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
9 minutes

Transparency: when is it too much? Does it support connection, clarity and flow? Is being transparent supporting your needs, the group's needs, and the group's purpose for being together? Check out this thoughtful excerpt from Mary's 2020 course, Jump In Now. Good food for thought!

Creating Safety and Ease in Your Groups

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

Clarifying the Role of the Facilitator

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

8 Easy Steps for Developing Teaching Activities

Beginner Skill Level •  Article •  1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
1 - 2 minutes

Borrowing teaching exercises from others can be fun and easy. However, when you develop your own, it deepens your learning and enables you develop your own teaching style.