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Want to increase diversity, plus improve group dynamics and group functioning? There are things you can do to make NVC settings more welcoming to people of color. Learn more about how to use NVC; attend to impact; help the community understand and demonstrate more awareness; factor in historical context; engage; create a more inclusive climate; and more!

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 9 - 13 minutes
  • Date Added 06/2019
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Roxy Manning
  • Points 3
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Amidst racial violence, there are things that NVC can offer. And there are places where NVC culture needs to be more vigilant. Here are examples of where, amidst incredible loss and pain, "allies" and communities commonly (and often unknowingly) create false equivalences, minimization and re-injure those who've been historically marginalized -- even when they offer empathy, or aim to stay "safe". Read on to cultivate greater understanding and ways to respond differently.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 23 - 34 minutes
  • Date Added 06/2020
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Roxy Manning
  • Points 7
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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The existing unequal risks and impacts people of certain race, class and identities face in society is magnified in these strenuous times -- especially with things such as illness, financial well being, discrimination, attacks, and death. As responsive NVC practitioners we can stand in solidarity with those who are differentially impacted. Read on for this, and additional ways to spot common pitfalls of doing so.

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  • Skill Level Advanced Skill Level
  • Duration 15 - 23 minutes
  • Date Added 05/2020
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Roxy Manning
  • Points 6
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles

Our pattern-making minds make predictions about how best to survive in the world. So deep wounds from our past can influence our minds to make life long generalizations that harden into core beliefs about groups of people. Read on for a demonstration of how empathy can shift these wounds and thus the core beliefs.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 4 - 6 minutes
  • Date Added 10/2011
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Sarah Peyton
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Understanding how our brains operate in relation to power, privilege and status is important if we wish to build a world that works for all. This article gives an overview of the brain tendencies we have in relationship to groups, and provides remedies to counteract the automatic labor-saving devices of our human brains (which often prevent us from seeing the fullness of others, and our own, humanity).

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 15 - 23 minutes
  • Date Added 03/2020
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Sarah Peyton
  • Points 5
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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When we're on the receiving end of pain-stimulating assumptions, a microaggression, or prejudice --when we're reactive and resultingly have self-doubt, guilt or shame in ourselves-- is it possible to be intensely authentic while holding care for everyone in the situation? Can we effectively do this even as a third party witnesses to these things? Self-empathy, empathy, and a commitment to authenticity have become essential tools I need to keep sharpened in my toolbox if I am to show up and do the work I value in this world.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 9 - 13 minutes
  • Date Added 04/2019
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Roxy Manning
  • Points 3
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles

There are times when someone judges us, or meets us with prejudice, and its easier for us to respond by hating them, or judging ourselves as not good enough. How can we love another person instead without excusing their actions? Roxy tells us her story with wonderment, grief and mourning.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 6 - 9 minutes
  • Date Added 01/2018
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Roxy Manning
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles

Why does NVC practice, and NVC training/coaching, appear to be not enough to bridge divides between people? This article takes a look at the trickle down effect of our societal conditioning, what we can add to our NVC lense, and what we can do "upstream" when NVC doesn't seem to be enough. Additionally, the article talks about unseen constraints that men, women and minority groups face in organizational settings...

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 12 - 18 minutes
  • Date Added 1/2018
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Work Collaboratively
  • Points 5
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles

Many people consider a true observation as something that all can agree on. Some people use the video camera analogy – a true observation is “what a video camera can see and hear.” This perpetuates the myth of the neutral, unbiased observer. There are three layers of observation: External, Internal, and Systemic. Understanding these layers is key to connecting with the depth of the needs, and to create greater shared understanding.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 4 - 6 minutes
  • Date Added 11/20/2022
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Roxy Manning
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles

Trainer Tip: We all see through our own filters. To disentangle what we hear from some is really saying, check using understanding requests at the level of detail you need. Course correct along the way. In a charged situation this can be critical to bringing in clarity, being heard and resolving differences amicably.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 1 - 2 minutes
  • Date Added 10/2005
  • Premium Members

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  • Payee Mary Mackenzie
  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Trainer Tips
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