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Sitting With Not Knowing: Embracing the Heart of Nonviolent Communication

Article  • 3 - 5 minutes • 7/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes

Sitting with not knowing is an NVC skill because its the opposite of reactivity. In our haste to find relief from the discomfort of not knowing, we often become defensive, jump to conclusions, and blame and criticize others. Sitting with not knowing requires us to suspend our distrust, tolerate fear and uncertainty - creating space within us. NVC provides a way forward to enter into a space of wonder, possibility, and creativity.


Understanding Selfishness, Self-Responsibility, and Self-Care

Article  • 6 - 9 minutes • 11/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
6 - 9 minutes

What we refer to as "selfishness" is action taken without concern for the impact or cost of that action. Self-responsibility, on the other hand, includes actively living from the truth of interdependence, care for your and others needs, thriving of all, and more. We can access clarity of self care when we have open flexibility, curiosity, and responsiveness. Read on for more on the indicators and attributes of each of these distinctions.


Curiosity, The Art of Waiting, and Finding Peace

Article  • 7 - 11 minutes • 12/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
7 - 11 minutes

Sitting with uncertainty can be very uncomfortable and evoke anxiety. Or it can be a practice that brings in the curiosity and inner spaciousness that allows for creative solutions to emerge, and that help us to relax our attachment to outcomes.  Here's a closer look...


Recovering from Reactivity

Audio  • 30 minutes • 06/2010
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 • 02/27/2017
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 • 01/28/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
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
Audio
35 minutes

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


Receiving the Word "No"

Audio  • 34 minutes • 10/22/2016
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
34 minutes

Join Jori and Jim Manske to explore, learn and practice the art of receiving the word "no," re-framing it from fear into fun.


The Power of Forgiveness

Audio  • 48 minutes • 09/24/2016
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 • 08/27/2016
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.


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