NVC Resources with Peggy Smith

Empathy, Honestly

Audio (Public) • 7 minutes
All Skill Levels
Audio (Public)
7 minutes

Yoram defines empathy as a blending of the arts of listening and following, and says it is the biggest gift we can offer each other! Listen what can happen when a restless child has the presence and attention of his mother.

Connection Essentials Online Course

Self-paced Course • 5 - 10 hours

Self-paced Course
5 - 10 hours
Do you find it hard to say what you really mean or to get heard? Wanting more fun, openness and emotional intimacy? This course contains the essential steps of Nonviolent Communication for personal relationships, providing you with the keys to creating caring, harmonious, authentic interactions, resolving conflicts and experiencing deeper, more satisfying emotional intimacy.

Race and Racism: Questions and Answers

Audio (Public) • 00:14 hours:minutes
All Skill Levels
Audio (Public)
00:14 hours:minutes
During this segment, Roxy answers questions about reverse racism; Black lives matter vs all lives matter; what it means when a person of color calls you a racist; how to address seeing color without being color blind; and defines micro-aggressions.

Independence vs. Interdependence in NVC

Article • 3 - 5 minutes
All Skill Levels
3 - 5 minutes
For us to have a more peaceful world and relationships, growing our skills to engage interdependently is key. An interdependence-oriented person may choose to attend to both inner factors and outer factors that affect their own and others' experiences. Unfortunately, this is likely to be misunderstood by independence-oriented people as enmeshment -- and this is where conflict emerges. Read on for more.

Interrupt Emotional Shut Down

Article • 3- 5 minutes
All Skill Levels
3- 5 minutes
In times of stress, some part of you may still hold the belief that you can't be present for the stressor and survive. Some part of you may believe you have to go away. There are three things you can consider when attempting to intervene with the reactive pattern of shutting down: how you relate to the shutting down, access to self-confidence, and engagement. Read on for more.

Unpacking OFNR - Requests

Article • 5 - 8 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
5 - 8 minutes
Many believe it's only a true NVC request when we can ask for what we need without urgency or insistence. But what if we're the target of oppression and hate in a world with systemic inequality? Is it still nonviolence to abdicate power by allowing the person enacting harm to be the one to decide whether harm continues? The intensity of the need, degree of harm, and how chronically unmet the need is, are factors to guide us for when to apply force and demand within NVC. We can be attached to outcome, without being attached to strategy.

Rooms in the Same House – Interweaving NVC and Buddhism (6 Session Course)

Audio • 6 - 8 hours
All Skill Levels
6 - 8 hours

Find renewed aliveness and connection in your daily life through NVC and Buddhist Mindfulness practices. NVC can be lived as a Mindfulness Practice and consciousness that helps us be more present, open and loving to the flow of life within ourselves and in relation to others. Buddhist principles and practices can add depth and insight to NVC practice and consciousness.

The first session is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Using Role Plays for Sharing NVC (3 Session Course)

Audio • 3 - 4 hours
Intermediate Skill Level
3 - 4 hours

You've probably witnessed and participated in role plays that were powerful tools for inspiration, integration, or healing. You've likely also been in contexts where role plays fell flat, leaving people frustrated, confused, or disengaged. If you're sharing NVC with others – or are envisioning yourself going there in the future – you'll want to take this class, where the focus is on how to increase the chances of having role plays that serve a clear purpose, engage an entire group, and support the deepest learning possible for all.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

Balancing All Needs

Video (Public) • 00:10 hours:minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video (Public)
00:10 hours:minutes
Be present to the life in your group even when it differs from the agenda! Learn how to pivot and meet the needs of the facilitator, of the individual, or the group – and learn how to live in the possibility that all needs can be valued, even though all needs may not always be met.

Empathy Hacking: How to Streamline Your NVC Practice and Make Empathy Second Nature

Course Recording • 

Course Recording

How can YOU become an Empathy Wizard with anyone and in any situation — even situations that are deeply challenging? Come find out in this course recording with Dian! Learn to hack empathy and in the process gain greater naturalness, flow, and ease in your NVC practice — as well as new ways of seeing and practicing NVC!

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