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Getting Stuck Arguments Unstuck

Article  • 3-5 minutes • 8/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3-5 minutes

Some arguments stay stuck because each person thinks it's about the content of the argument, rather than the needs each person is attempting to protect. When the needs get attached to the strategies a "no way out" scenario gets created. Instead, fully step into one another's worlds and connect to the feelings and needs behind the strategy each party is putting forth. Read on for six elements to creating empathic connection.


Opening Hearts in Israel, Palestine, India and Sri Lanka

Article  • 11 pages • 02/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
11 pages

CNVC Certified Trainer Shantigarbha Warren offers a report of his recent NVC training trip to Israel/Palestine, India and Sri Lanka and clarifies how NVC can support social change in three very different contexts. Included is an exercise, based on Gandhi’s teaching.


The Power of Silent Empathy

Article  • 1 page • Circa 2007
Beginner Skill Level
Article
1 page

When Rita first learned about silent empathy she didn't know how soon she'd try it out. She was visiting her daughter and making comments about her life, analyzing her behavior, giving her unsolicited view on everything.


Connected Decision Making

Article  • 2-3 minutes • 1/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
2-3 minutes

If you're stuck when making a decision with someone, it's likely that you've skipped hearing and connecting to one another's needs. Slow down and listen for what's really important underneath the content. This allows you to make decisions that are more fulfilling and harmonious.


It Takes a Community to Raise a Relationship

Article  • 5 - 8 minutes • 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
Using his own life experience, Eric explores why we need support from others, what support might look like, and what blocks us from asking for support for our relationships.

Healing and Reconciliation (7 Session Course)

Audio  • 7 - 9 hours • 01/20/2015
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
7 - 9 hours

Old emotional hurts and pains can easily erupt when you’re in the throes of conflict – even if you’re the mediator. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could avoid all of that, and instead create more peace and happiness for yourself, your family, your co-workers and your community?

The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:


Consciousness, NVC, and Navigating Inner and Outer Conflicts

Audio  • 35 minutes • 08/08/2015
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
35 minutes

Listen to John talk about the inner and outer mediation process, the importance of the "3rd chair," and an experience of working with Pakistani elders.


Developing Compassion for Humans, Animals and All Life (4 Session Course)

Audio  • 5 - 7 hours • 07/10/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
5 - 7 hours

Join LoraKim Joyner to investigate how merging science, the social and emotional intelligence of humans, animals and other species and Nonviolent Communication can bring a greater sense of belonging and wholeness to your life, and care and justice to the lives of others.

The first part of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:


Responding to Current Escalating Issues of Our Time

with

Roxy Manning, Francois Beausoleil and the Nonviolent Leadership for Social Justice Training Team

Audio  • 33 minutes • 01/19/2015
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
33 minutes

With the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement and in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roxy Manning, Francois Beausoleil and the Nonviolent Leadership for Social Justice training team explore how we can bring a needs-based consciousness, together with a critical awareness of systemic/structural inequities, to embody a new and transformative way forward.


Recovering from Reactivity Series: Taking a Step Back

Audio  • 14 minutes • 08/04/2011
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
14 minutes

Join Jim and Jori Manske in a thought experiment exercise designed to help us become more aware of our conditioning, allowing us to make more conscious and connected choices in the face of conflict.


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