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Understanding and Transforming Anger

Article  • 6 - 9 minutes • 01/2021
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes

Anger can alert us that a need may be threatened. When anger lives in someone as a well-worn habit, it arises from a place of dissociation from one’s heart and is entangled with misinterpretations, a deep sense of threat, a history of pain, and social conditioning that isn’t life-serving. Read on for how intention, mindfulness, and specific actions can change that habit.


Finding Worthiness and Belonging

Article  • 4 - 6 minutes • 03/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes

Worthlessness and shame are linked to the idea of not belonging or being unworthy of belonging -- that is, a deep sense of belonging to life, to your sense of self, and to our earth. Compensatory strategies to win worthiness and belonging arise from here and effectively block the very thing it is pursuing. Transformation occurs when there is a critical mass of clarity about the harm of a particular way of thinking and behaving.


Connecting with Ourselves: An NVC Foundation for Inner Trust and Freedom

Article  • 4 - 6 minutes • 01/2009
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes

True inner freedom arises from self-connection. Without self-connection, we're mostly acting from habits, and those habits do not necessarily attend to our own needs. Here's a practice you can explore in your daily life to deepen your relationship with yourself, and experience true choice and inner freedom.


How To Listen and Find Aliveness in Containment

Article  • 5-9 minutes • 04/2020
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5-9 minutes

Physical distancing is opportunity to creatively to meet your needs in new ways. In this containment, with very few cues from others and the environment you now have a rare opportunity with less external distraction to rethink what's truly supportive -- and make significant changes to the less noticable habits of mind, standards and "should's". Applying questions and noticing certain symptoms can support. Read on for more.


Simple Interventions for Chronic Reactivity

Article  • 6-9 minutes • 2/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6-9 minutes

For each reactive pattern there is a perceived threat to a tender need. Knowing these tender needs helps us figure out how to interrupt these patterns and creating new ways of perceiving and relating to life. In addition to knowing the need, knowing the healing response and the primary reactive behavior helps with transformation.


NVC Flow

Learning Tool  • 1 - 2 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes

This single-page handout illustrates the steps to translating habitual judgements and actions into OFNR.


New Year's Revolutions - For a Change

Trainer Tip  • 2 - 3 minutes • 1/2006
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

Here's a four step exercise applying a needs-based approach to effective goals, habits and New Year's Resolutions.


Clarifying Our Needs

Trainer Tip  • 1 - 2 minutes • 10/2005
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: We often find ourselves slipping into old behaviors that we would rather change. This is because we don’t have a new plan for responding to the same old situations. In that case, notice whether you are slipping into old behaviors today. Connect to your unmet needs and then identify a new strategy for the situation.


Integration of Inner and Outer: Our Relationship to ALL of Life (5 Session Course)

Video  • 6 - 9 hours • 01/27/2015
Beginner Skill Level
Video
6 - 9 hours

During this course, you'll deeply examine this process of blending and integrating your inner and outer selves. Not only will you explore various states of being, such as defensive / protective and being / essence, you'll delve into the primary levels of relationship: to others, to the world and to life,  acquire tools for transforming resistance into unconditional acceptance, and much more.

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


Clarity, Compassion and Empowerment (6 Session Course)

Video  • 7 - 10 hours • 11/19/2014
Beginner Skill Level
Video
7 - 10 hours

Living Compassion, for Robert, represents the spirituality that resides in every aspect of Nonviolent Communication. Its foundational principles are represented by three primary qualities or states of being: clarity, compassion and empowerment.

In this course you’ll explore – and practice – how the unfolding of inner clarity opens your way to compassion, which further unfolds into empowerment. Throughout this unfolding process, Robert will include maps and tips for shifting your everyday life from one that is relatively limiting to a life that is both transformative, healing and liberating.

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


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