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A List of Needs We All Have

Learning Tool  • N/A • 2005
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
N/A

In a Nonviolent Communication model, we believe that everything someone does or says is an attempt to meet a need. That means that all actions or words are in service to a deep internal need. The following list of needs is neither exhaustive nor definitive.


Adding Active Bystander Skills to Your NVC Toolkit

with Lore Baur
Video  • 44 minutes • 11/17/2018
Intermediate Skill Level
Video
44 minutes

CNVC Certified Trainer Lore Baur asks: "Have you ever seen something happen that made you feel uncomfortable and you didn't know what to do?" That's the "bystander effect:" a well-researched and commonly experienced phenomenon. Training can help you overcome it, enabling you to discern what to do and how to support others in ways that reduce trauma and increase safety.


An Introduction to the Embodied Spirituality of NVC

Video  • 21 minutes • 2009
Beginner Skill Level
Video
21 minutes

In this inspiring video, Robert Gonzales, veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, talks about his personal search to integrate spirituality into his daily life, and how Nonviolent Communication provided the missing link for this integration and has become the focus of his work.


Cultivating Vitality

Audio  • 18 minutes • 12/2011
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
18 minutes

Learn how to use NVC consciousness to cultivate vitality, wake up your life and re-map your old patterns by blending NVC with the Positive Psychology work of Martin Seligman.


Dialogues with Our Shame

Video  • 45 minutes • 11/17/2018
Beginner Skill Level
Video
45 minutes

During this session, Giorgos will walk you through a series of short, meditative practices and exercises designed to help you practice noticing, experiencing, and bringing shame to light — transforming it from a burden to a playful fellow as well as a portal to self-knowledge and internal freedom. You'll discover how the deep power of human connectedness can dilute the fogginess of sensitive issues, bringing them higher into your consciousness, and enabling the flow of life to pass right through them!


Embodying the Consciousness of NVC (6 Session Course)

Audio  • 5 hours, 45 minutes • 09/13/2011
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 hours, 45 minutes

Please join veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, Robert Gonzales, to explore how you can embody the consciousness of NVC and live every moment of every day in the fullness of compassion - for yourself and others.


Five Core Practices For Meaningful Conversation

Article  • 4 - 6 minutes • 01/2020
Applied NVC
Article
4 - 6 minutes

If you’re interested in improving your relationships, advancing in your career, or enhancing your capacity for change in life in general, communication is a powerful lever. Presence, listening, bringing curiosity and care, focusing on what matters, and pausing with silence, are all key. Read on for five foundational and advanced core practices you can start using today to improve your communication.


Giraffe Consciousness

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

Trainer tip: Why do NVC practitioners sometimes use the giraffe as a metaphor for NVC consciousness? What can it help us understand about NVC consciousness? Read on for more.


How to Respect Boundaries When Offering Empathy

Article  • 6 - 9 minutes • 6/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes

Sometimes the empathy you offer may stimulate disconnect or a sense of boundary crossing for the other person. To identify what might have contributed to the disconnect you can look for the signs, the level of attunement and the context, and examine what's happening in you. Read on for more.


I'll Work on Me, You Work on You

with Jim Manske
Article  • 5-8 minutes • 12/2017
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5-8 minutes

As a beginner in NVC, you might find your attempts to practice your NVC only increases conflict, disconnection and upset in your interactions with people.  Or perhaps people start seeing you as inauthentic. From there, you may find yourself sinking deeper into self-judgement. In this article, Jim Manske shows us how to shift these potential unintended outcomes, into deeper NVC consciousness that brings in more warmth, presence and open-hearted connection.


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