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Nonviolent Communication Basics

Article •  4 - 6 minutes
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.


NVC at Work: Transforming Organizations with Nonviolent Communication (6 Session Course)

Audio •  6 - 8 hours
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours

Listen and learn how to:

  • Talk about NVC in a way that has meaning and relevance for companies and organizations, showing a clear ROI (return on investment).
  • Draw on different applications of NVC for the workplace: addressing change in management, management issues / styles, morale / teamwork, employee retention, etc.
  • Create a value-based training proposal (with different service and product options) based on the needs of each specific client.
  • Structure meetings with potential clients to move agreements forward.
  • Custom design any materials, activities and languaging for each client.
  • Develop your own marketing materials to increase your outreach and build your business of sharing NVC

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


Embracing Empathy: In-depth Practice for Getting Empathy into your Bones (4 Session Course)

Audio •  4 - 6 hours
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
4 - 6 hours

This telecourse recording is for anyone wanting to integrate empathy into his/her life in a more natural, authentic way.

 The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.


Observing: Practicing the distinction between "observation" and "observation mixed with evaluation"

Practice Exercise •  1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
1 - 2 minutes

Recalling Krishnamurti, Marshall referred to the capability of distinguishing observation vs observation mixed with evaluation as "the highest form of human intelligence." Read on for an exercise to help practice the skill of observation in combination with mindful walking.


What is Nonviolent Communication?

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

Trainer tip: NVC focuses on shared human values and needs, and encourages the use of language that increases good will -- plus avoidance of language that contributes to resentment or lowered self-esteem. It emphasizes taking personal responsibility for choices and improving the quality of relationships as a primary goal. For today, focus on making observations without moralistic judgment in at least two of your interactions.


Observation, the First Component of Nonviolent Communication

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

Trainer tip: People often presume why something happened before checking with the other person. Instead, if we were to name the facts of what happened through observation without adding in our own judgments or reasons why we think it happened, we can more easily open the possibility for deeper connection with the other person. Read on for more on making observations.


Nothing but the Facts

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

Trainer Tip: There's often a large gap between what we experience, and the story we make up about it. Noticing how our judgments and assumptions cloud our observations can be critical to creating a connection with others and maintaining a Nonviolent Communication consciousness.


The Shadow in Human Relationship

Audio (Public) •  11 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio (Public)
11 minutes
What don't we know about ourselves? Our unconscious contracts impact us, our shadow selves, and our relationships. In this snippet, Sarah uses her own unconscious contract to demonstrate navigating through reactions to today’s political environment. Listen.

Bringing Yourself Back Into Balance

Audio (Public) •  55 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio (Public)
55 minutes
Listen in as Sarah explores five common ways of bringing yourself back into balance after an emotional experience, and how an awareness of the difference between self-management and self-regulation can ease the process.

Your Resonant Self

Audio (Public) •  6 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio (Public)
6 minutes
When blaming, we tend to function from the position of lone hero / self-critical witness. Listen in as Sarah works with a participant facing her judgements about others not caring for the planet.

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