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EmpathyIn the Spotlight: Empathy

"Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing."
– Marshall Rosenberg, PhD

"I cannot say it enough. Most of us rarely feel truly heard and understood. Empathy, the simple act of hearing someone and focusing your attention on them, can be incredibly healing. Try to listen for the feelings and needs behind someone’s words. This isn’t always easy, but the results are remarkable."
– Mary Mackenzie

"With empathy we don't direct, we follow. Don't just do something, be there."
– Marshall Rosenberg, PhD 

During September, Empathy Hacking: The Art and Science of Empathy Guessing  with Dian Killian is freely available for all to listen to and enjoy. See just below.

Nonviolent Communication Basics

Article  • 4 - 6 minutes • 07/2017
All Skill Levels
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 • 06/2010
Intermediate Skill Level
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 • 02/27/2017
Beginner Skill Level
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 • 01/28/2017
Beginner Skill Level
41 minutes

This resource is free for all to enjoy during February.

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 • 11/19/2016
Beginner Skill Level
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 • 09/24/2016
Beginner Skill Level
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 • 08/27/2016
Beginner Skill Level
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 • 04/23/2016
Beginner Skill Level
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 • 09/12/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
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.

Receiving Appreciation

Trainer Tip  • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Acknowledge that the person’s life has been affected by your actions and enjoy the feeling of warmth you have when you contribute to a life. Try verbally acknowledging how you feel when you hear that you have enhanced her life.

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