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Connection Requests: Motivations and Examples Article

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 
Article
6 - 9 minutes
Connection requests focus on the quality of connection between people instead of on any particular strategy or solution. While the core motivation for a connection request may be connection with the other person, varied internal states and needs may help guide us toward different types of connection requests. Self-connection and understanding of our motivation in making a connection request can...

Living NVC

with Carol Chase and Mair Alight
Video • 1 hour • 
Video
1 hour
Mair Alight and Carol Chase show, through their interaction with each other, a living model of how NVC deepens friendships. They also provide information on why giraffes and jackals were originally chosen as the NVC mascots.

Introduction to NVC Mediation: Conceptual Overview and Experiential Learning and Practice

Audio • 1 hour, 13 minutes • 
Audio
1 hour, 13 minutes
This Introduction to NVC Mediation provides a conceptual overview and experiential taste of the NVC mediation learning model developed by John Kinyon and Ike Lasater.

The Value of Taking a Step Back

Article • 6 - 9 minutes • 
Article
6 - 9 minutes
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 could notice the minute you were starting to tangle things up in a discussion with your loved one?

The Price of Nice

Article • 12 - 16 minutes • 
Article
12 - 16 minutes
Have you been nice? Well then you must be enjoying the reward: depression, intermittent explosiveness, job meaninglessness, ambiguous anxiety, low resentment and subtle self hate. The antidotes: honesty, passion and compassion.

Honest Expression: Expressing Needs Clearly, Honestly and Compassionately

with Mary Mackenzie and Mark Schultz
Video • 29 minutes • 
Video
29 minutes
Mary explains the value of expressing ourselves honestly. Watch as Mary uses the 4-step Nonviolent Communication process to express needs clearly, honestly and compassionately. She follows with concrete examples to help you anchor your learning process to deepen your authenticity and honest expression skills.

Workplace Series: Two Strategies for Adapting NVC into the Workplace

Audio • 6 minutes • 
Audio
6 minutes
Listen to Miki discuss two strategies for bringing NVC into the workplace in ways most likely to be well received. First Miki explains why it's best to focus more on needs than feelings in business environments. Second, she talks about unpacking needs into phrases as a way of enhancing workplace connection.

Workplace Series: Turning a Mandatory Meeting Into a Collaboration

Audio • 8 minutes • 
Audio
8 minutes
Miki works with a course participant to transform begrudging attendance at a mandatory meeting into the possibility for collaboration, more connection where little is expected and focus on clarity of purpose for meeting in the first place.