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The NVC Tree Of Life

Learning Tool •  1-2 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1-2 minutes

This one page colour handout illustrates the focus options or intention options for connection: empathy (verbal and non-verbal), self expression, and self connection (opening our heart to self and/or others). It also offers some suggestions for how to say these things to self and others.


Taking 100% Responsibility for Every Relationship

Audio •  44 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
44 minutes

Taking 100% Responsibility offers a powerful antidote to the all-too-common dynamic of blaming that leaves you in the victim position and unable to have the relationship you want. Miki invites you to assume a stance of leadership while holding full care for both parties’ needs. No longer will you need to wait for the other person to change, nor will you need to give up your needs to reach harmony.


Rooms in the Same House – Interweaving NVC and Buddhism

Audio •  48 minutes • 
All Skill Levels
Audio
48 minutes

Find renewed aliveness and connection in your daily life through NVC and Buddhist Mindfulness practices. NVC can be lived as a Mindfulness Practice and consciousness that helps us be more present, open and loving to the flow of life within ourselves and in relation to others. Buddhist principles and practices can add depth and insight to NVC practice and consciousness.


Street NVC: "Street Ease" Exercise

Practice Exercise •  30 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes

Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian guide and ease you into a more natural expression of empathy. This is a three person exercise. Listen in and then give it a try!


Needs-Based Negotiation: 3 Stages Of Dialogue And 3 Types Of Reactivity

Practice Exercise •  6 - 9 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
6 - 9 minutes

When there's quality connection then collaboration and creativity generosity of heart can come. Then strategies honoring everyone’s needs are easier. This requires us to trust connection, hear needs, brainstorm, experiment, prepare, and hold confidence that everyone’s needs can be met. Needs-based negotiation starts there. What derails this? Feeling urgency, listening from our (dis)likes or opinions, and dire predictions.


Applying Mindful Compassionate Dialogue To Violence In Ukraine

Practice Exercise •  12 -17 mins • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
12 -17 mins

How to maintain conscious connection and compassion as you grapple with the tragic violence in Ukraine? Here we'll look at dissolving enemy images we have, inviting mourning, maintaining self connection that benefits our global community, creating ideas for action, acknowledging the power of what we envision, and engaging in an exercise for applying consciousness and skills to an imaginary scenario.


Authenticity

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

Trainer Tip: When we are authentic about who we are, and our preferences, we give everyone and ourselves a better opportunity to open up dialogue about how to meet our collective needs better. We simply express our truth, and in that way we value our own needs as much as those of others.


Navigating Tense Conversations

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

Trainer Tip: Here are some options for tense moments in conversations: try a "redo", understand and recognize your habits, pause to regroup, empathize with the person so they feel heard, check your mind frame before speaking, and name some appreciations about one another.


Judging Feelings

Trainer Tip •  12 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
12 minutes

Ask the Trainer: Is it a good idea to use NVC on persistent guilt, anger or depression without the aid of others?


Connecting With Your Husband

Trainer Tip •  7 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
7 minutes

Ask the Trainer: My question is about wanting to empathize more with my husband. Sometimes we connect very deeply, other times he slips back into "jackal talk..."


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