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Protective Use of Force with Children

Trainer Tip  • 9 minutes • Circa 2007
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 • Circa 2007
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 • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

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


Use of “To Be” Verbs

Trainer Tip  • 1 - 2 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Ask the Trainer: “I heard a trainer say once that the ‘to be’ verbs aren’t really needs, such as to be heard, to be understood or to be valued. Can you help me understand why not?”


Never Compromise

Trainer Tip  • 1 - 2 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: Never Compromise, because that is where you share the resentment 50/50.


Control as a Need

Trainer Tip  • 1 - 2 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes

Trainer Tip: "I often hear people say that someone did something because of a need for control. Control is actually a strategy that is often confused with a need."


Past Stories, Present Feelings

Trainer Tip  • 2 - 3 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I have noticed that sometimes when I am in a story-telling mood I am usually trying to prove that I am right and once I connect with a need the urge to give all the information goes away."


Group Feedback

Trainer Tip  • 2 - 3 minutes • Circa 2007
Advanced Skill Level
Trainer Tip
2 - 3 minutes

Ask the Trainer: "I'm part of a small, self-led NVC group that's been working together for almost two years. We are experiencing some growing pains in that we're still not certain how and under what circumstances to make requests, especially negative ones."


Personal Breakthroughs in Nonviolent Communication: Identifying Needs

Video  • 3 minutes • Circa 2007
Introductory Skill Level
Video
3 minutes

What are the qualities you value in your relationships? Mary teaches the NVC concept of needs to a group of people new to NVC, using a clever method she learned from Holly Eckert, a CNVC Certified Trainer in Seattle, Washington, USA.


Beyond Right and Wrong

Video  • 1 hour, 4 minutes • 2004
Introductory Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 4 minutes

In this vintage NVC video, Bridget Belgrave, CNVC Certified Trainer from the United Kingdom, uses a Powerpoint presentation to demonstrate the key principles of Nonviolent Communication. Starting with needs at the center, Bridget builds a visual structure of the NVC process. This resource has been newly remastered to a larger, higher quality video.