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Empathy in the Face of Powerful Structures

Article  • 12 - 18 minutes • 1/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
12 - 18 minutes

Here's an inspiring story of one citizen (the author) who faced a police officer and judge in court to contest a transit ticket... and inspired structural changes in the way one aspect of New York City transit operates. She inspires change with her application of empathy for self and others, acknowledgement, connecting requests -- and an inspiring vision of understanding, shared reality and living in a city where people have some trust in one another's intentions.


Leadership Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

Article  • 6 - 9 minutes • 11/2015
All Skill Levels
Article
6 - 9 minutes

When we have few external resources (money, time, health connections, etc), we can still empower ourselves and one another.  We can strengthen our internal resources, inspire people to join our cause, build solidarity, and influence others who have external resources to support us and our causes.


"I'm Not Good Enough" and Other Leadership Myths

Article  • 7-11 mins • 1/2010
All Skill Levels
Article
7-11 mins

Do you yearn to step forward in leadership, but know you're holding back? Clinical psychologist, organizational consultant, and speaker, Roxy Manning, PhD, shows us that more than external factors, its our internal beliefs and fears that provide the main barrier to moving forward.  She does this by taking us through three myths of leadership, and weaves in anecdotes to illustrate how tapping our unique (often lesser recognized) qualities, can be the way forward we've been seeking. Learn ways to move forward, even if at first it appears that (1.) others can "do it better", (2.) you need to be more prepared, or even if (3.) the material you're conveying isn't so original (and has been used many times).


Opening Hearts in Israel, Palestine, India and Sri Lanka

Article  • 11 pages • 02/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
11 pages

CNVC Certified Trainer Shantigarbha Warren offers a report of his recent NVC training trip to Israel/Palestine, India and Sri Lanka and clarifies how NVC can support social change in three very different contexts. Included is an exercise, based on Gandhi’s teaching.


It Takes a Community to Raise a Relationship

Article  • 5 - 8 minutes • 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
Using his own life experience, Eric explores why we need support from others, what support might look like, and what blocks us from asking for support for our relationships.

The Price of Nice

Article  • 12 - 16 minutes • 2000
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
12 - 16 minutes

Have you been nice? Well then you must be enjoying the reward: depression, intermittent explosiveness, job meaninglessness, ambiguous anxiety, low resentment and subtle self hate. The antidotes: honesty, passion and compassion.


Using Therapeutic Communication to Connect with Patients

Article  • 7 - 10 minutes • 2004
Advanced Skill Level
Article
7 - 10 minutes

"I was taught in Nursing School that when someone expressed a feeling to reflect it back. I tried this technique in the room of a patient who had just received a diagnosis of cancer."


Developing Presence

Audio  • 29 minutes • 07/2011
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
29 minutes

In this learning module, Jim and Jori Manske will lead you through a presence exercise, provide an overview of presence and give you daily exercises you can use to develop your “presence muscle.”


Without Judgment or Blame

Audio  • 27 minutes • 03/2008
Introductory Skill Level
Audio
27 minutes

Bridget Belgrave, CNVC Certified Trainer from the United Kingdom, talks with an interviewer after he attends an NVC and Dance Floors workshop with her. The interviewer shares his reaction to the term "Nonviolent Communication."


Self Assessment Matrix

Learning Tools (Public)  • 00:28 hours:minutes • 1/2010
All Skill Levels
Learning Tools (Public)
00:28 hours:minutes
This self-assessment Matrix is a concrete step toward naming and clarifying many skills that you may find valuable in your life. We suggest you periodically assess your skills to track your progress.

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