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Key Facts About Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Article  • 7 pages • 03/2009
Introductory Skill Level
Article
7 pages

Learn how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can improve the quality of your personal and professional relationships, one interaction at a time.


The Value of Taking a Step Back

Article  • 6 - 9 minutes • 2002
Beginner Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes

Have you ever gotten a fishing line all tangled up? You got so frustrated you just started yanking on the different loops of line, which of course made the knots and tangles even tighter and more difficult to untangle. Wouldn’t it be great if you could notice the minute you were starting to tangle things up in a discussion with your loved one?


Practical Ideas to Keep Workplace Relationships Satisfying

Article  • 4 - 6 minutes • 1/2010
Beginner Skill Level
Article
4 - 6 minutes

Workplace relationships are complex. Each employee brings their unique self to work. Their background, perspective, emotional triggers, and working style. Add to this the dynamics of power relations, and the fact that often workplace communication now takes place at our computer keyboards rather than face-to-face. Sylvia Haskvitz offers practical tips to make today's complex workplace relationships more satisfying and effective.


Opening Hearts in Israel, Palestine, India and Sri Lanka

Article  • 11 pages • 02/2012
Beginner Skill Level
Article
11 pages

CNVC Certified Trainer Shantigarbha Warren offers a report of his recent NVC training trip to Israel/Palestine, India and Sri Lanka and clarifies how NVC can support social change in three very different contexts. Included is an exercise, based on Gandhi’s teaching.


Compassionate Communication and Empathy’s Awakening

Article  • 20 - 25 minutes • 2005
Beginner Skill Level
Article
20 - 25 minutes

John Cunningham provides support to deepen your understanding and practice of NVC, including a sketch of the participatory and onlooker modes of consciousness, lists of feelings, needs and sample dialogues.


Connection Requests: Motivations and Examples Article

Article  • 6 - 9 minutes • Circa 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
6 - 9 minutes

 Connection requests focus on the quality of connection between people instead of on any particular strategy or solution. While the core motivation for a connection request may be connection with the other person, varied internal states and needs may help guide us toward different types of connection requests. Self-connection and understanding of our motivation in making a connection request can therefore greatly support our capacity for discovering and articulating what specifically we want from the other person that we believe may contribute to connection.


Celebrating Mourning

Article  • 3 - 5 minutes • 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
3 - 5 minutes

In a recent vacation in a Mexican village, I was surprised to find myself in the midst of a community in mourning. Two days before I came, a 21-year-old girl had died in a car accident. Everyone in the town knew her and was openly affected by her death.


It Takes a Community to Raise a Relationship

Article  • 5 - 8 minutes • 2005
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes
Using his own life experience, Eric explores why we need support from others, what support might look like, and what blocks us from asking for support for our relationships.

The Price of Nice

Article  • 12 - 16 minutes • 2000
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
12 - 16 minutes

Have you been nice? Well then you must be enjoying the reward: depression, intermittent explosiveness, job meaninglessness, ambiguous anxiety, low resentment and subtle self hate. The antidotes: honesty, passion and compassion.


Healing the Blame that Binds

Article  • 4 -6 minutes • 2000
Intermediate Skill Level
Article
4 -6 minutes

Blame is the game that protects me from the understanding that the cause of all my emotional distress, fear, shame and guilt comes from the part of me I call "the inner voice." As long as I keep the big bony finger of blame pointed in your direction, I can remain unaware of the fact that it is what I am telling myself about your behavior that is stimulating my painful reactions. 


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