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The Four Responses Exercise Cards

Learning Tool • 30 - 60 minutes • 5/20/2019
Intermediate Skill Level
Learning Tool
30 - 60 minutes
5/20/2019
Use these cards in your practice group or NVC training to understand 4 different ways of responding to hard to hear messages. Become aware of the way you habitually respond to stimulus and develop skills to respond with empathy and express honestly.

Needs Cards

Learning Tool • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes
1/2010
Print-and-cut these 71 needs cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes nine blank cards for you to customize.

Feelings Cards

Learning Tool • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes
1/2010
Print-and-cut these 56 feelings cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes eight blank cards for you to customize.

Empathy – Not Empathy

Learning Tool • 2 - 3 minutes • 6/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
2 - 3 minutes
6/2019
This handout defines and contrasts "empathy" alongside "responses may meet needs, but are not empathy" (such as advice, correcting, consoling, etc).

NVC Flow

Learning Tool • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes
1/2010
This single-page handout illustrates the steps to translating habitual judgements and actions into OFNR.

What Is NVC? Approaches to NVC

Learning Tool • 2-3 minutes • 12/2/2021
Intermediate Skill Level
Learning Tool
2-3 minutes
12/2/2021
Here's a table outlining eight ideas people have regarding what NVC "is". It provides columns for the principle, related needs and strategies of the NVC approach. You can add to the table your own ideas for NVC approaches. Included are five sets of reflection questions…

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.

Things We Know and Forget

Learning Tool • 3 - 5 minutes • 7/5/2022
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
3 - 5 minutes
7/5/2022
Here's a list of 13 essential reminders to help you examine how you think, listen and communicate both internally with yourself and outwardly with others while also reminding you to hold within your awareness important basic truths about what it means to be human and to relate.

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What Is NVC? Approaches to NVC

Inbal Kashtan and Miki Kashtan
Here's a table outlining eight ideas people have regarding what NVC "is". It provides columns for the principle, related needs and strategies of the NVC approach. You can add to the table your own ideas for NVC approaches. Included are five sets of reflection questions to explore what speaks to you, what would expand your range of options, what brings up discomfort, and more.