Five Core Practices For Meaningful Conversation

Article •  4 - 6 minutes
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.


Street NVC: "Street Ease" Exercise

Practice Exercise •  30 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
30 minutes

Listen to CNVC Certified Trainer Dian Killian guide and ease you into a more natural expression of empathy. This is a three person exercise. Listen in and then give it a try!


Empathy Buddy Guidelines

Article •  2 - 3 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
2 - 3 minutes

Here are some guidelines and agreements for creating empathy buddy sessions. Includes a list of blocks to empathy.


The Power of Gratitude

Audio •  33 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
33 minutes

Hema Pokharna shows how using the breath and introspective practice can re-charge our lives.


Attachment and Connection as a Foundation for Parenting--and Life!

Audio •  40 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
40 minutes

Ingrid shares about the three primary keys of parenting & NVC, two child rearing models, developmental needs for children and how to foster secure attachment.


Reframing OFNR for the Workplace

Audio •  7 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
7 minutes

Listen in as Dian reframes the 4 steps of NVC (observations, feelings, needs, requests) into everyday words you might hear at work.

This training segment is free for all to enjoy.


What Would Be Possible If I Loved Myself? (3 Session Course)

Audio •  3 - 5 hours
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
3 - 5 hours

Join Kathleen for a gentle, compassionate exploration and embracing of your true self. Reclaim your self-worth, experience greater freedom when expressing your self and actually celebrate who you are in the world.  Delve into what self-love is and is not – including how to distinguish self-worth from negative cultural labels such as self-obsession and selfishness.

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


Navigating Conflict (6 Session Course)

Audio •  6 - 9 hours
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
6 - 9 hours

Join veteran Mediators and Facilitators, Jori and Jim Manske in using Nonviolent Communication and mediation skills for transforming conflict into connection between yourself and others.

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


Practicing Non-Reactivity

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

For this practice assume that reactivity is arising any time you are distracted and not enjoying something. Practice throughout the day by focusing your attention for a few moments on something specific that you find pleasing. Notice the sensation of joy or pleasure in your body, and hold attention there longer than usual. This interrupts tension and contraction. Keep remembering to do this. When you go too long without directing your attention in this way, the practice becomes less accessible.


Needs Consciousness

Video •  1 hour, 35 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
1 hour, 35 minutes

Jim and Jori discuss the root of Nonviolent Communication, needs consciousness. Participate in guided processes to deepen your own needs consciousness.


 
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