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NVC Learning Tools are references to guide your Nonviolent Communication learning adventure. These resources provide a quick way to locate foundational information and get quick tips.

Feelings and Needs Lists

Two indispensible references are the Feelings and Needs Lists. Download these and keep them handy.

Nonviolent Communication Learning Tools

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Self Assessment Matrix

Jim & Jori Manske
This self-assessment matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.

The 4-Part Nonviolent Communication Process

CNVC
There are four components to the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. The 4-Part NVC Process can guide you to express how you are, or they can be used to empathically receive how another is.

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Emotional Regulation Strategies

Learning Tool  • 2-3 minutes • 03/2020
All Skill Levels
Learning Tool
2-3 minutes

Emotional regulation is the consistent capacity to fully experience one’s feelings, particularly when they are intense and/or painful. Here are 36 practices that help with emotional regulation that can be done alone or with others. Read on for more.


Empathy – Not Empathy

Learning Tool  • 2 - 3 minutes • 6/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
2 - 3 minutes

This handout defines and contrasts "empathy" alongside "responses may meet needs, but are not empathy" (such as advice, correcting, consoling, etc).


Needs Cards

Learning Tool  • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes

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

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.


NVC Flow

Learning Tool  • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes

This single-page handout illustrates the steps to translating habitual judgements and actions into OFNR.


Self Assessment Matrix

Learning Tool  • 00:28 hours:minutes • 1/2010
All Skill Levels
Learning Tool
00:28 hours:minutes

This self-assessment matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.


Colloquial NVC Options

Learning Tool  • 2 pages • 01/2010
Intermediate Skill Level
Learning Tool
2 pages

How can we express ourselves in a way that supports a natural flow of connection while maintaining a focus on NVC consciousness? This handout from CNVC Certified Trainer, Miki Kashtan, offers seven options that support NVC enthusiasts in evolving from classical to colloquial NVC language.


The Four D's of Disconnection

Learning Tool  • 1 page • 01/2008
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 page

Learn to recognize four forms of thinking and speaking that are likely to lead to disconnection.


The 4-Part Nonviolent Communication Process

Learning Tool  • N/A • 1999
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A

There are four components to the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. The 4-Part NVC Process can guide you to express how you are, or they can be used to empathically receive how another is.


Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Learning Tool  • 3 pages • 2008
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
3 pages

NVC practice is based on several key assumptions and intentions. When we live based on these assumptions and intentions, self-connection and connection with others become increasingly possible and easy, helping us contribute to a world where everyone’s needs are attended to peacefully.


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