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Listen to this audio to learn the value of focusing on needs in an NVC model, either for the first time or as a refresher course. Living from a needs-consciousness creates abundance, clarity and choice. Using three examples from participants, Mary guides the group towards identifying and then connecting with the needs of both parties involved in each situation. It becomes clear very quickly that people choose different ways to support their needs; and many times they have the same needs in a given situation. When we understand this, we are able to create peace in our relationships and negotiations.

“Everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need,” says CNVC Certified Trainer Mary Mackenzie. This simple statement is a foundational understanding in Nonviolent Communication; once you gain skills at living in a “needs-consciousness” you will literally change your life and your perception of the world, and improve all of your relationships.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 10 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2007
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Mary Mackenzie, renowned CNVC Certified Trainer, shares her understanding and experience of empathy.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 8 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2008
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In this inspiring audio, Mary takes to a more profound level the traditional NVC self-empathy process of identifying judgments, feelings and needs, by adding a "wrapping" component.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 46 minutes
  • Production Date 02/2008
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  • Points 3
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Let this inspiring video guide you through exercises as if you are actually present at the workshop with Mary Mackenzie! The video opens with Mary leading you through an exercise that generates a physical experience of the NVC consciousness.

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  • Skill Level Introductory Skill Level
  • Duration 54 minutes
  • Production Date Circa 2007
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  • Points 3
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What are the qualities you value in your relationships? Mary teaches the NVC concept of needs to a group of people new to NVC, using a clever method she learned from Holly Eckert, a CNVC Certified Trainer in Seattle, Washington, USA.

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  • Skill Level Introductory Skill Level
  • Duration 3 minutes
  • Production Date Circa 2007
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  • Points 1
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Bridget Belgrave, CNVC Certified Trainer from the United Kingdom, talks with an interviewer after he attends an NVC and Dance Floors workshop with her. The interviewer shares his reaction to the term "Nonviolent Communication."

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  • Skill Level Introductory Skill Level
  • Duration 27 minutes
  • Production Date 03/2008
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  • Points 2
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This is a documentary of the use of Nonviolent Communication at Euclid High School, Ohio, in a history class with a teacher practicing NVC accompanied by CNVC Certified Trainer Catherine Cadden. Remastered in February 2019 to reduce ambient noise.

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  • Skill Level Introductory Skill Level
  • Duration 27 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2010
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1

CNVC Certified Trainer Arnina Kashtan talks about what she calls "witnessing humanity," touching on the gift of presence, empathy vs. identification and staying present in the face of intensity.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 40 minutes
  • Production Date 06/2010
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  • Points 2
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Why is it so difficult to change our patterns even when we want to, even when we experience shame or despair about them? Arnina Kashtan offers some of the common pitfalls and concrete steps to overcome them in the future.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 7 pages
  • Production Date 06/2010
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  • Points 2
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In a recent vacation in a Mexican village, I was surprised to find myself in the midst of a community in mourning. Two days before I came, a 21-year-old girl had died in a car accident. Everyone in the town knew her and was openly affected by her death.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 3 - 5 minutes
  • Production Date 2005
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  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1