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Every Angry Message is a "Please"

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

Trainer Tip: Anger can be an opportunity to hear the "Please" behind the words and create a path to resolve conflicts compassionately.


The Cause of Our Feelings

Trainer Tip •  3-5 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3-5 minutes

Ask the Trainer: “I would love some clarity about the NVC perspective on the cause of our feelings. It seems to me that my needs may be met or not, but the cause of my painful feelings is my story around the situation.”


The Book of Love: Bringing You Closer to Your Lover

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

Trainer Tip: Could you tell me something I do that meets your need for love?


Love as a Need

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

Trainer Tip: In NVC we consider love to be a need. We all need love, but the ways in which we express it can be very different.


Move in to Conflict - Don't Back Up!

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

Trainer Tip: Have you ever noticed how often we back up when we find ourselves in a conflict? Or how much we try to pull away when someone is angry or in emotional pain?


Taking a Leap

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

Trainer Tip: "Sometimes we are dissatisfied in our primary relationship, yet the thought of making a change is scary, so we stay in it. Sometimes we think we're afraid to learn the truth, so we don't ask direct questions."


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?


Protective Use of Force with Children

Trainer Tip •  9 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
9 minutes

Ask the Trainer: Can you help me connect with my needs behind the protective use of force I use with my children?


Speaking Classical Giraffe

with Jeff Brown
Trainer Tip •  3 - 5 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
3 - 5 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "At one point in my practice, it was brought to my attention that some people find the use of 'formal NVC' off-putting, or mechanical. Do you have any input or insight into this?"


Four Types of Feedback

Trainer Tip •  2 - 3 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

An exploration of four types of feedback: destructive criticism, constructive criticism, feedback by demonstration and dialogue.


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