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A List of Feelings We All Have (Emotions and Sensations)

Learning Tool  • N/A • 2019
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool

The following list of words are used to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is meant as a starting place to help you develop your emotional vocabulary and further support your communication with others.

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.

Connection Based Parenting

Self-paced Course  • Allow 4-12 weeks to complete • 

Self-paced Course
Allow 4-12 weeks to complete
  • Discover how to be radically honest without pushing “the other” away
  • Learn to ask firmly and gracefully for what you want, hear ‘NO,’ and stay alive
  • Explore how the power of empathy dissolves anger, pain, and fear
  • Discern the essence of what others say, no matter how it is expressed

Connection Essentials Online Course

Self-paced Course  • 5 - 7 hours • 

Self-paced Course
5 - 7 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.

A List of Needs We All Have

Learning Tool  • N/A • 2005
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool

In a Nonviolent Communication model, we believe that everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need. That means that all actions or words are in service to a deep internal need. The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive.

Self-Empathy: Healing from the Inside Out

Video Conference  • 12 hours (2 hours per session) • 

Video Conference
12 hours (2 hours per session)
  • Heal internal messages that tell you you're not good enough
  • Release yourself from old habits and unmet needs
  • Deepen your ability to connect with self and heal your past
  • Heighten your ability to express your authentic self
  • Experience greater ease and joy in your relationships

Feelings and Needs Cards

Learning Tool  • N/A • Circa 2006
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool

These downloadable cards are graciously offered to help busy parents who want more time and less struggle.

Differentiating Between Feelings And Faux Feelings

Learning Tool  • N/A • 2013
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool

This chart is intended as an aid to translating words that are often confused with feelings. These words imply that someone is doing something to you and generally connote wrongness or blame. To use this list, when somebody says “I’m feeling rejected,” you might translate this as: “Are you feeling scared because you have a need for inclusion?”

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.

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.