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NVC Resources on Groups


Taking on the World: How to Become a Change Agent (12 Session Course)

Audio • 14 - 18 hours • 01/16/2011
Audio
14 - 18 hours
01/16/2011
Are you eager to translate your vision of a world where everyone’s needs matter into a tangible reality? Do you long to discover your unique role in responding to the challenges of our times? If, so join Miki for 12 sessions that will propel you on your way! The first session of this course is free for all to enjoy. nvctraining.com

Moving from Fault to Cause: Looking for Systemic Solutions to White Supremacy

Article • 13 - 19 minutes • 09/2017
Article
13 - 19 minutes
09/2017
We can see throughout many examples in history that when we look for "who" is at fault, and thereby seek social change through shaming that person (or that group), it tends to lead to disastrous long term consequences. Even if it works in the short term. Instead, if we want to end cycles of violence we can seek to understand systemic causes and context of individuals' behaviour. And from there,...

Viewing Needs Through an Equity Lens

Article • 4 - 6 minutes • 12/2019
Article
4 - 6 minutes
12/2019
"All humans share the same needs" -- tragically, this idea can hide the reality that some people with less power in society have needs that go unmet to a greater extent, much longer, and with more dire consequences. Often, when the marginalized bring up experiences related to their membership in a certain group, their pain isn't acknowledged, and focus shifts to the listener's discomfort. The...

NVC Mingle

with Christine King and Jean Morrison
Practice Exercise • N/A • 01/2010
Practice Exercise
N/A
01/2010
NVC Mingle is a fun group exercise to practice NVC principles and create quick conenctions with others.

Transforming Society Through Organizations

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 9/1/2021
Article
6 - 9 minutes
9/1/2021
When we apply and practice NVC over a number of months in an organization, it can create group norms that make learning go deep faster. These new norms can impact people's interactions with others both inside and outside of work. From here, there's potential for people to start seeing value when they share these skills and experiences. This may create a ripple effect of interest in applying NVC...

Healing Worthlessness and Finding Belonging

Article • 4- 6 minutes • 02/2021
Article
4- 6 minutes
02/2021
With worthlessness comes the idea of not belonging or not being worthy of belonging. In this context, belonging is more than an identity with a particular group. It is the sort of belonging that enables you to get other fundamental needs met, including safety, support, nourishment, and love. Unconscious attempts win worthiness and belonging often effectively blocks the very thing its pursuing....

Six Ways to Check If An Allied Intervention Is Welcome

Article • 2 - 3 minutes • 7/2019
Article
2 - 3 minutes
7/2019
If we are in the dominant group, intervening to prevent violence or an "ouch" is a way to ally with marginalized folks. We can intervene to meet their needs, rather than our own. In other words, we can intervene without putting our experience at center stage. To that end, here are six ways to ask if an intervention is welcome.

Mediating with a Group

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
10/2005
Trainer Tip: People struggle to come to agreement when they don’t feel heard. So as a mediator, facilitate the process by asking all parties to reflect the essence of what's important to other parties. This is critical. Once everyone is confident that their needs have been heard, you'll notice the energy in the room relaxing. Then you can brainstorm strategies that will value everyone’s needs,...

Navigating Individual Requests That Divert From Your Group's Purpose

Video • 9 minutes • 05/05/2016
Video
9 minutes
05/05/2016
Mary illustrates how we can get diverted from our group's purpose by the needs of a single indvidual in the group, especially requests for prolonged empathy. Listen to Mary reframe these scenarios and offer three helpful tips for handling these situations.

Dealing with Hecklers and People You Don’t Like When Facilitating

Video • 1 hour, 3 minutes • 06/02/2018
Video
1 hour, 3 minutes
06/02/2018
Listen to Mary tackle one of the greatest challenges of facilitating an NVC group: How do you deal with hecklers and people you don't like? Mary offers insightful tips and helpful guidance.