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The Spiritual Path of NVC (2 Session Course)

Audio • 2 hours, 10 minutes • 7/29/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
2 hours, 10 minutes
7/29/2022

Are you a spiritual seeker who longs for an approach that supports compassion for self as well as profound spiritual transformation? If so, you’ll enjoy this telecourse recording with Robert Gonzales and Leo Sofer as they engage in dynamic discussions about NVC as a spiritual practice.


Getting Beyond Our Judgments So We May Connect

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/27/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/27/2022

Trainer Tip: Thinking someone is bad, wrong, or evil can make it more difficult to connect with them. If we focus on this kind of thinking, we stay in the problem or conflict. The minute we step out of judgement and listen for the needs underlying their actions, we begin working for the solution. Put your focus in the direction of the result you want. Read on for an example.


Responding to a Painful Comment

Video • 44 minutes • 7/25/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Video
44 minutes
7/25/2022

How do you carry on a conversation when someone’s comment has had an impact on you? And what happens when two intentions clash because of different perspectives? Here’s Roxy’s powerful, common sense approach.


You Suck At Conflict

Trainer Tip • 1-2 minutes • 05/30/2022
Introductory Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1-2 minutes
05/30/2022

Avoiding conflict is an even greater issue than having conflict. Not being as competent at conflict we avoid it. And in many cases that creates more conflict. Conflict is inevitable because we have different perspectives. Conflict is not bad. It is an opportunity for increased connection, intimacy, joy, and creative win-win solutions. Instead of avoiding conflict, we can work on increasing our skill in handling conflict.


Understanding Arguments Against NVC

Practice Exercise • 3 - 5 minutes • 07/13/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 - 5 minutes
07/13/2022

Even those who practice NVC can repeat old patterns of thinking, believing, feeling, and behaving. If they do, but still use ‘NVC language’ others may think the issue is NVC rather than the person’s capacity. This week, notice even a small instance where someone is against something you suggest. To build trust and connection, experiment with offering empathy or asking them to share what they think, feel, or need.


ZENVC Exercise

Audio • 12 minutes • 7/30/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
12 minutes
7/30/2022

In this awareness exercise, Jesse approaches NVC from a Tai Chi or Zen perspective, enabling you to witness what is in relationship to a specific focus. He draws attention to the lived experience of an object rather than using words as a substitute for the felt experience.


Making A Connection In A Difficult Situation

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/14/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/14/2022

Trainer Tip: Whether there is the potential of physical or emotional violence, listening deeply to the underlying needs of the people in conflict can be swift, direct, and healing. Look for opportunities to defuse conflicts by reflecting the feelings and needs of the other person.


Embracing Nonviolence (4 Session Course)

Audio • 4 - 6 hours • 7/15/2022
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
4 - 6 hours
7/15/2022

The heart of the practice of nonviolence is a commitment to live through the powerful combination of compassion, fierceness, and courage, with an uncompromising willingness to stand for truth. Join Miki Kashtan for this exciting and informative course to learn how to practically embrace nonviolence.


The Big Why

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 05/30/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
05/30/2022

Some questions will take you deeper and deeper to universal human needs when you toggle between them. Questions like “What do I need?”, “If I had that, then what would I have?”, and “If I had that, what would that give me?”


The NVC Tree Of Life

Learning Tool • 1-2 minutes • 05/28/2022
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1-2 minutes
05/28/2022

This one page colour handout illustrates the focus options or intention options for connection: empathy (verbal and non-verbal), self expression, and self connection (opening our heart to self and/or others). It also offers some suggestions for how to say these things to self and others.


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