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Increasing Presence Through Observations

Practice Exercise • 00:26 hours:minutes • 01/2010
Introductory Skill Level
Practice Exercise
00:26 hours:minutes
01/2010
John Kinyon leads participants through two Observation Exercises to strengthen their ability to be present.  Through the exercises, John distinguishes the difference between feelings, which are emotions felt inside the body, and observations which are witness to our experience.

Transforming Painful Patterns

Practice Exercise • 7 pages • 06/2010
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
7 pages
06/2010
Why is it so difficult to change our patterns even when we want to, even when we experience shame or despair about them? Arnina Kashtan offers some of the common pitfalls and concrete steps to overcome them in the future.

Enemy Images Process and Exercise

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Practice Exercise • N/A • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
N/A
Circa 2007
Ask the Trainer: "What guidance do you have for working with enemy images? Can you say some things about processes and/or exercises that can bring relief from this trap?"

Core Beliefs and Gratitude Exercise

Practice Exercise • 2 pages • 11/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 pages
11/2011
Some of my core beliefs make experiencing gratitude difficult . For example, it’s difficult to celebrate others or myself when I think I have to prove my worth in order to be accepted. So much energy goes into proving myself, there’s little left for celebration.

What’s Important to You?

Practice Exercise • 2 pages • Circa 2009
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
2 pages
Circa 2009
This exercise is most often the first activity in a beginning level workshop after the usual logistics/history/check-in. Penny Wassman experiences it as an opportunity for people to build connection with one another.

Poetic License

Practice Exercise • N/A • 01/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
N/A
01/2010
Poetic License is a fun group exercise that's sure to incite laughter in your NVC group!

NVC Mingle

Practice Exercise • N/A • 01/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
N/A
01/2010
NVC Mingle is a fun group exercise to practice NVC principles and create quick conenctions with others.

Going Deep: Understanding Your Own and Others’ Deeper Motivations

Practice Exercise • n/a • 09/2016
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
n/a
09/2016
 One of the premises in NVC is that behind all behavior and expressions are Universal Human Needs as the deeper motivators. And one of the key distinctions in NVC is that between Needs and Strategies. Try Alan's exercise called  "Peeling the Layers of the Onion, " a…

Listen to the Universe

Practice Exercise • N/A • 01/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
N/A
01/2010
Listen to the Universe is a fun group exercise to explore how we focus our attention and interpret what we experience.

Street NVC: "Street Ease" Exercise

Practice Exercise • 30 minutes • 2/26/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes
2/26/2020
Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian guide and ease you into a more natural expression of empathy. This is a three person exercise. Listen in and then give it a try!

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