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Needs & Feelings List

Learning Tools (Public) •  3 - 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tools (Public)
3 - 5 minutes
This two page learning tool contains lists of needs, feelings, faux feelings, and feelings that might be mixed with thoughts...

Empathy Hacking

Video •  45 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
45 minutes

Empathy guessing when I was new to NVC seemed magical and mysterious. How could that other person have known that about me? And seen inside me — often in ways I'd missed myself. While empathy is both intuitive and an art, there is also a science to it. In this brief yet fascinating introduction to Dian's course, Empathy Magic (now called Empathy Hacking), you'll learn a super-practical way to demystify empathy guessing by making use of the root meaning of words.


Tip: Demystifying Empathy Guesses

Trainer Tip •  6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
6 minutes

Here's a quick tip to improve your empathy skills with empathy guessing.


Don't Just Feel Your Emotions

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

To keep our life energy moving and growing we can find the resources to welcome and accompany various parts of ourselves with compassion and love -- as though these parts are very young children.  And even if these parts contain difficult emotions...


Emotionally Exhausted? Try Empathy

Article •  2 - 4 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 4 minutes

Living in this ceaselessly demanding world, how do we recover from emotional exhaustion? The hopelessness of not being met in the world can leave us wrung out like an old mop. Our heart rate plummets, our blood pressure and respiration drop, and energy and information processing start slogging along. Instead, we can build the bridge of empathy for greater rejuvenation.


Laughter, IPNB and Empathy

Article •  3 - 5 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes

Sometimes even a very skilled empathy practicitioner can go into offering a non-empathic response, even when asked for empathy.  Why?  One reason could be that our brains might be less receptive because of unseen forces that affect our brain and relationship with others.  This article speaks to the deeper "why" and also to one thing we could do to turn it around...


Dealing with Hecklers and People You Don’t Like When Facilitating

Video •  1 hour, 3 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 3 minutes

Listen to Mary tackle one of the greatest challenges of facilitating an NVC group: How do you deal with hecklers and people you don't like? Mary offers insightful tips and helpful guidance.


The Spiral Blend

Video •  15 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
15 minutes

David explores how movement helps you hold your center when navigating challenging conversations. Example: Move to Wind ~ to calm your system; Move to Ground ~ to notice the ground on which you stand; and Step to Shikaku ~ step behind to practice empathic listening. Listen Now.


Compassion: Mature, Astute & Courageous

Article •  10 - 15 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
10 - 15 minutes

Getting "feel good" empathy can become an addiction. Even to the point of seeing people who don't offer empathy as "not being NVC". Rachelle urges us to notice how this view of NVC can be seductive, and even dangerous. In this article, she explains how we can expand our compassionate awareness when we go beyond equating NVC with harmony and empathy. She asks us to become more open to noticing others' experiences even if it challenges our personal and collective belief systems -- and especially when it upsets us to consider it.


NVC Games: A Fun Way to Learn NVC

Video •  1 hour, 12 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 12 minutes

In October 2018, CNVC Certified Trainer Gitta Zimmerman held her 6th international workshop for people working with children in Ruhpolding, Germany. This workshop video offers NVC learning games, complete with instructions!


 
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