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The Value of Taking a Step Back

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 2002
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes
2002
Have you ever gotten a fishing line all tangled up? You got so frustrated you just started yanking on the different loops of line, which of course made the knots and tangles even tighter and more difficult to untangle. Wouldn’t it be great if you…

Marshall Rosenberg's Vision of Social Change

Article • 12 - 18 minutes • 12/2017
All Skill Levels
Article
12 - 18 minutes
12/2017
What could be, more often than not, overlooked when we think about or represent NVC or Marshall Rosenberg's work?  This article busts some commonly held ideas and approaches to NVC.  It challenges us to widen the lens of what it really means to be "life-serving", or speaking…

Healing the Blame that Binds

Article • 4 -6 minutes • 2000
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 -6 minutes
2000
Blame is the game that protects me from the understanding that the cause of all my emotional distress, fear, shame and guilt comes from the part of me I call "the inner voice." As long as I keep the big bony finger of blame pointed…

Basic Pitfalls of Using NVC

Article • 5 -8 minutes • 06/14/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 -8 minutes
06/14/2012
Miki explains the distinction between the language and the underlying consciousness of NVC, and the pitfalls of failing to do so.

The Gift of Compassionate Giving

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Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 01/2018
Introductory Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
01/2018
What would the world be like if there was flow between all of us based on "mutual giving from the heart"? Using examples, this article offers models for us to follow that could inspire us to treat our NVC practice as one of compassionate giving…

NVC Conversations About Privilege and Power-Over

Article • 9 - 14 minutes • 2/2018
All Skill Levels
Article
9 - 14 minutes
2/2018
Some people in the NVC community consider the words "privilege" and "power" triggering and/or evaluative. From this perspective, how can the concepts of "privilege" and "power" be considered part of the NVC teaching?  This writing piece examines the power and privilege debate.  It also discusses…

Key Facts About Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Article • 7 pages • 03/2009
Introductory Skill Level
Article
7 pages
03/2009
Learn how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can improve the quality of your personal and professional relationships, one interaction at a time.

Moving From Blame to Self-Responsibility

Article • 2 - 5 minutes • 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2 - 5 minutes
2007
Often when someone else does something we don't like, it's easy to blame the other person. After all, we have all been trained to focus on fault when needs are not met. What can we do to shift that pattern?

Let it RAIN!

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Article • 5 - 8 minutes • 02/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
02/2017
This article outlines a four-part transformation process to help us recognize what's giving rise to our suffering and resentment -- and transform it into more freedom, creativity, and choice.

Increasing Your Capacity to Feel

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 01/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes
01/2018
What's really going on underneath the surface when we bring or encounter blame, judgements, pain -- and thereby the inability to empathize, be present, attuned, or responsive?  Why does this happen even if one or more people in a relationship dynamic is working hard at…

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