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In the Spotlight: Roxy Manning


Committed to compassion and fierce authenticity, Roxy Manning brings decades of service experience to her work interruptingroxy manning 200x250 explicitly and implicitly oppressive attitudes and cultural norms within individuals, communities, and organizations. Rooted in her experience as an Afro-Caribbean immigrant, Roxy’s passion for cultivating resilience and equity comes from seeing the vast inequities in the ways different communities were resourced throughout her development and education. Roxy has worked and consulted across the U.S. with businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations wanting to move towards equitable and diverse hiring practices and workplace cultures, as well as with individuals and groups committed to social justice in Sri Lanka, Japan, The Netherlands, and Thailand.


As a facilitator, Roxy's thrilled by the process of holding opposing voices and ushering groups from discord towards values-driven solutions that work for everyone. Her own inner work coupled with her professional experience has grown her capacity to meet people with varying levels of education, disparate life experiences, and the most intense feelings in ways that help them feel heard, respected, supported, and loved. As a psychologist, she maintains a private therapy practice, and works with the City and County of San Francisco’s Disability Evaluation and Consultation Unit, serving the unhoused and disenfranchised mentally ill population.


Roxy integrated Nonviolent Communication into her psychotherapy practice in 2003, and has been offering classes and workshops in NVC since 2005. She served as the Executive Director of BayNVC from 2014-2017, was a trainer for BayNVC’s NVC Leadership Program from 2008-2017, and has been a trainer for the Nonviolent Leadership for Social Justice Retreat since she co-founded it in 2007. As an Assessor with the Trainer Candidate Community Path team of the Center for Nonviolent Communication’s (CVNC) Educational Services group, she collaborates with other experienced assessors as she works to support people from the Global Majority who wish to develop the experience and integration of NVC consciousness that will enable them to bring the power of NVC to the communities which they serve.

If you haven't yet taken a course with Roxy Manning, this powerful course on "From Awareness to Action: Creating Bridges Across Differences" is a great option for introducing yourself to her work and teaching style. For many people, attempting to connect with others across differences can feel akin to walking through a minefield. Roxy Manning is masterfully exploring a variety of concepts and practices that can help you navigate situations that might be confusing, challenging, or even shocking. She'll also she'll be delving into key differentiations, such as equity and equality. Listen below. 

Nonviolent Communication Basics

Article •  4 - 6 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes

Here are some very basic forms and distinctions of NVC. It covers the 4 D's, OFNR, some NVC distinctions, tips, quotes from Marshall Rosenberg, and "feelings and needs" lists, and more. As with any art, these rudiments necessarily must be learned, practiced, understood, embodied and then let go of so as not to become rote and block creativity.


Recovering from Reactivity

Audio •  30 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
30 minutes

Join CNVC Certified Trainers Jim and Jori Manske for this session that will help you minimize your reactivity and live in greater choice.


Three Necessities for Integrating NVC

Audio •  1 hour, 11 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 11 minutes

Inspired by a talk given by Marshall Rosenberg, Jim offers an interactive exploration of powerful strategies for making NVC an integral part of your everyday life.


The Zero Step

Audio •  41 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
41 minutes

 

Jori and Jim Manske offer a process they call "The Zero Step," encompassing the characteristics of warmth toward self and other, care for the vitality of both yourself and other(s), wonder/interest, vulnerability and empathy, which leads directly to connection requests and an openness to outcome.


Mourning and Celebration

Audio •  35 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
35 minutes

Join Jori and Jim Manske to explore, learn and practice an NVC approach to mourning and celebration.


The Power of Forgiveness

Audio •  48 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
48 minutes

Delve into the power of forgiveness with Rodger Sorrow! Listen in as Rodger explores 3 areas: asking for forgiveness, when it's hard to forgive, and forgiving ourselves.


Celebrating Love

Audio •  45 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
45 minutes

Celebrate love with Rodger Sorrow! Listen in as Rodger discusses a range of topics such as defining love, religion and love, and how to handle unloving responses.


Connection Time

Audio •  22 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
22 minutes

Rodger Sorrow introduces us to "Connection Time," a practice for you and a significant other to deepen, broaden and mend your relationship with each other.


Inner Maps of Conflict

Audio •  9 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
9 minutes

In this brief audio segment, John Kinyon offers a guided tour of our inner maps of conflict, including interpersonal mediation, chooser/educator, enemy images and making amends maps.


Integrating Our Relationship To Gratitude And Mourning

Practice Exercise •  3 -5 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
3 -5 minutes

Integrating a full living involves grief/mourning and gratitude. Here we'll more deeply integrate inner and outer dimensions of gratitude and grief. In any experience there's the outer aspect, an event that occurs in life. And there's the inner response to the outer event. When we judge the outer positively or negatively we're in tension or resistance to our experience. Here we'll explore a more integrated mode of experiencing.


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