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Making Requests Count

Trainer Tip •  1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: A request completes the communication by stating specifically what we would like from someone else to meet our need. Without this clarity, our communication can be confusing and can easily be seen as a demand. When people know what you want, you have a better chance of meeting your needs. Make clear, specific, doable requests of people, and see if this increases the chance of meeting your needs. Read on for an example.


NVC Tools: Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests

with

Wes Taylor

Video •  28 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Video
28 minutes

In this introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Wes Taylor discusses the two basic aspects of NVC, the consciousness and the tools that help manifest the consciousness.


Introduction to Using NVC in Parenting

Video •  38 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Video
38 minutes

In this brief video, CNVC Certified Trainer and founder of the CNVC Parenting Project, Inbal Kashtan, offers a succinct and insightful overview for using Nonviolent Communication in your parenting role.


NVC LIfe Hacks 11: Effective Requests

Video •  4 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
4 minutes

Underlying much of our communication is a request: when we say something, we're usually expecting something else — perhaps something subtle — in return. Let's look at how to make requests clearer and more do-able, avoiding the pitfall of demands.


Conflict Improv: My Friend's Inner Jackals

Video •  9 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
9 minutes

Kelly Bryson and Christine King engage in a role play about how to stay connected to a friend whose persistent jackal voices tell her that she is worthless and her life is hopeless.


Conflict Improv: “I’m Bored”

Video •  11 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes

In this amusing and inspiring video, CNVC Certified Trainers Kelly Bryson and Christine King engage in a role play about a parent talking to a seven year old daughter who is feeling bored.


Conflict Improv: Returning the Flaky Olive Oil

Video •  15 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
15 minutes

Using an example from a participant, the trainers engage in a role play to explore how to stay in your heart even when being perceived as a difficult customer by store employees.


Parenting Series: Compliance and the “Yes” Inside the “No”

Video •  11 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
11 minutes

Inbal responds to the question "Is bribery an acceptable tool for compliance?' and helps us understand the five habitual reasons we do things.


Parenting Series: Understanding Requests and Demands

Video •  8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes

Inbal speaks to a group about our habit of demanding something of our children but making it sound like a request, the components of a true request and the importance of being honest when making a demand.


Parenting Series: When Your Child Only Has “No” for an Answer

Video •  8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
8 minutes

In this video download, expert parent trainer and author of Parenting From Your Heart, Inbal Kashtan responds to the age-old question: "Why do children do things to annoy parents?"


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