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Key Facts About Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Article  • 7 pages • 03/2009
Introductory Skill Level
Article
7 pages

Learn how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can improve the quality of your personal and professional relationships, one interaction at a time.


Marshall Rosenberg's Vision of Social Change

Article  • 12 - 18 minutes • 12/2017
All Skill Levels
Article
12 - 18 minutes

What could be, more often than not, overlooked when we think about or represent NVC or Marshall Rosenberg's work?  This article busts some commonly held ideas and approaches to NVC.  It challenges us to widen the lens of what it really means to be "life-serving", or speaking and hearing the "language of life".  And it also speaks to how thinking can deepen feeling and relatedness...


Nonviolent Communication Basics

Article  • 4 - 6 minutes • 07/2017
All Skill Levels
Article
4 - 6 minutes

Here are some very basic forms and distinctions of NVC. It covers the 4 D's, OFNR, some NVC distinctions, tips, quotes from Marshall Rosenberg, and "feelings and needs" lists, and more. As with any art, these rudiments necessarily must be learned, practiced, understood, embodied and then let go of so as not to become rote and block creativity.


Moving Beyond Needs as Met or Unmet

Article  • 5 - 8 minutes • 10/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes

Sometimes when we regard needs as something that could be met or unmet by another person or by a situation we unconsciously hold the belief that our needs should be met. Or we end up holding blame or implying wrongdoing. People are more likely to resist a request made from this stance. Instead, here are practices to increasingly losen any remaining attachment or demand energy -- and open our hearts to ourselves and others while we make requests.


Can Needs Be Harmful?

Article  • 7 - 10 minutes • 06/15/2017
All Skill Levels
Article
7 - 10 minutes

Rachelle Lamb invites us to consider how our well being is impacted by what we choose to put at the center of our narrative regarding our needs.  And how that affects whether or not we get closer to truly serving life and compassion...


Making the Most of Meetings: Proven Steps to Boost Meeting Productivity and Enjoyment

Article  • 5 - 8 minutes • 01/2009
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes

Rachelle Lamb offers proven steps to substantially boost meeting productivity and efficiency, and make meetings more productive and enjoyable for everyone, when using NVC. Rachelle offers a series of quick tips including check-in,  take turns, pause, speak honestly, speak mindfully and more.


The Value of Taking a Step Back

Article  • 6 - 9 minutes • 2002
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes

Have you ever gotten a fishing line all tangled up? You got so frustrated you just started yanking on the different loops of line, which of course made the knots and tangles even tighter and more difficult to untangle. Wouldn’t it be great if you could notice the minute you were starting to tangle things up in a discussion with your loved one?


Needs: A Foundation of Inner Freedom, Empowerment and Peace

Article  • 3 -5 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3 -5 minutes

The human needs that we all share are the foundation of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process because it is in connecting to needs that we find inner freedom, empowerment and compassion.


Compassionate Communication and Empathy’s Awakening

Article  • 20 - 25 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Article
20 - 25 minutes

John Cunningham provides support to deepen your understanding and practice of NVC, including a sketch of the participatory and onlooker modes of consciousness, lists of feelings, needs and sample dialogues.


Money, Needs, and Resources

Article  • 9 - 13 minutes • 11/2013
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
9 - 13 minutes

Unless we change our collective ways on the planet, we will one day exceed the earth’s carrying capacity. We can only address the planet's very real limits of physical resources at the level of social organization. To operate empathically is to adjust our collective social order and patterns so that resources are more widely available and everyone's needs are met no matter what their output, income, power, circumstances, etc. Can we envision a future where the system is infused with this level of empathy, before it's too late?


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