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Jim & Jori Manske

CNVC Certified Trainers from Maui, Hawaii, USA

For more than 43 years, Jim and Jori Manske have been partners both in life and work. As co-creators of peaceworks, they offer training, mediation, facilitation, organizational development, consulting and mentoring. They have been working with a variety of businesses, community groups, government, NGO's, private groups and individuals for decades. They are both Certified Trainers for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (cnvc.org) and have been leaders in offering NVC to the world.

They co-authored Pathways to Liberation: A Matrix of Self-Assessment along with two colleagues, a tool used globally by those seeking to become certified trainers. Jori and Jim enjoy supporting candidates as they journey toward certification, Jori as a mentor and Jim as an assessor. 

In 2021, Puddledancer Press published Jim's book, Pathways to Nonviolent Communication.

Currently living in Haiku on Maui, they offer several online trainings and support certification candidate pods weekly and monthly and enjoy contributing to the growing NVC communities in Asia and the Americas.

More information at pathwaystoliberation.com or call 1-505-344-1305.

Latest NVC Library Resources with Jim & Jori Manske

Strengthening Your Empathy Muscle

Jori and Jim Manske explore strengthening your empathy "muscle" for your own well being. Empathy can be a means to strengthen your own resilience, as well as being present for another person.

W.A.I.T: Practices For Presence And Patience

With these practices make space before reacting to emotion or external stimulus. This can enable your capacity to respond from your self-connection to universally shared values. With practice you can create the capacity to temporarily put impulsiveness aside, in the service of connection with yourself and others, and in service of more informed and effective strategies.

Exercises For Transforming Rebellion

In these exercises, you'll transform your urge to rebel with punishment or reward. Punishing can include withholding love or other necessities, attacking verbally with insults or name calling (directly or with others), giving a "dirty look," or attacking physically. With these exercises you'll allow space for your urge. You'll also explore needs, benefits, consequences, and lternatives.

Practices For Requesting

Practice making requests for feedback, clarity, and action. Opportunities for making requests might be when you expected something different from what you got, were treated undesirably, and noticed inner constriction or reactivity. Identify observations, feelings, and values to support finding the request. Ensure your request states what you want, is specific, names the present-tense action, and that you're open to feedback.

Reactions To Conflict Exercises

With these exercises you can practice identifying the reactions to conflict, such as fight, flight, freeze, the posture taken, what you see, hear, smell, touch taste and what needs are at play. They will also bring in curiosity about what next step may help. One of these exercises prompts you to journal some of these things this week.