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Adding Active Bystander Skills to Your NVC Toolkit

with Lore Baur
Video •  44 minutes
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.


Can the Social Order Be Transformed through Personal Practice? - Part 2

Article •  18 - 27 minutes
All Skill Levels
Article
18 - 27 minutes

We can't alone (nor with lone communities) transform the hidden structures of violence and domination. Dialogue alone isn't disruptive enough. We can easily be in dialogue with Trump supporters while the planet burns up, millions are still hungry, and we go extinct. NVC seriously risks reinforcing vast inequities and abuses if we're not radically engaging systemic constraints, and impacts of our choices that go beyond our immediate circle. Read on for ways to leverage NVC practices to expand true social change.


Conflict Improv: A Mother and Son Negotiation

Video •  15 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Video
15 minutes

In this role play, Jean Morrison plays a mother who is asking her son to vacuum the house and he is objecting. She enacts the role first using "jackal" language and then again using Nonviolent Communication.


Key Assumptions and Intentions of NVC

Learning Tool •  3 pages
Introductory Skill Level
Learning Tool
3 pages

NVC practice is based on several key assumptions and intentions. When we live based on these assumptions and intentions, self-connection and connection with others become increasingly possible and easy, helping us contribute to a world where everyone’s needs are attended to peacefully.


Key Differentiations in Nonviolent Communication

Audio •  1 hour
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour

Veteran CNVC Certified Trainer, Sylvia Haskvitz, reviews the key distinctions (sometimes referred to as the key differentiations) in Nonviolent Communication.


No Need Left Behind: All Needs Matter in the Classroom - Including the Teachers!

with Lore Baur
Audio •  37 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
37 minutes

CNVC Certified Trainer Lore Baur shares how, as a teacher, the classroom is a laboratory for learning NVC and incorporating the NVC consciousness into the classroom. Topics discussed include empathy, permission to educate, protective use of force, corrective action, choice & options and re-do.


NVC Tools: Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests

with

Wes Taylor

Video •  28 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Video
28 minutes

In this introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Wes Taylor discusses the two basic aspects of NVC, the consciousness and the tools that help manifest the consciousness.


Protective Use of Force

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

Trainer Tip: Mary explains the NVC principle known as the "protective use of force."


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?


Punishment, Needs and the Protective Use of Force

Trainer Tip •  8 minutes
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
8 minutes

Ask the Trainer: For many years I have been using crime and punishment (reward and consequences) to discipline because it was the only thing I knew. I knew deep in my heart it was alienating me...


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