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Getting Out of Ourselves

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

Trainer Tip: NVC asks us to be aware of our needs and discomfort is evidence of an unment need. However focusing on ourselves when we're uncomfortable isn't always the best choice.


Persisting vs. Demanding

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

Trainer Tip: Persisting without demanding is the art of what Marshall Rosenberg fondly called "Dogging for our needs." We can learn to not give up on our needs and at the same time, refrain from demanding they be met.


Groups Tip Series: The Value of Groups

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

Listen to Miki talk about the value of participating in groups, recognizing our inherent nature to do so, how industrialization has hindered our skills and the value of participating in a time when it's most needed.


Use of Consequences to Change Behavior

Trainer Tip •  7 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
7 minutes

Ask the Trainer: How do I respond to people who believe that consequences are necessary to change behavior?


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.


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..."


Meeting Needs While Caretaking

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

Ask the Trainer: Can all needs be met when illness limits the capacity of one person to meet the needs of her partner?


Connecting with Someone Who Has Cancer

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

Ask the Trainer: I feel overwhelmed thinking of writing to someone with cancer. What can I do?


How to Use NVC with Talkative Friends

Trainer Tip •  21 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
21 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "Could you explore why people 'talk too much' and how I could connect with them and myself empathically when I'm also talking too much?"