NVC Library

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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.


Feelings Cards

Learning Tool •  1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes

Print-and-cut these 56 feelings cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes eight blank cards for you to customize.


Moving Beyond Needs as Met or Unmet

Article •  5 - 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5 - 8 minutes

Sometimes when we regard needs as something that could be met or unmet by another person or by a situation we unconsciously hold the belief that our needs should be met. Or we end up holding blame or implying wrongdoing. People are more likely to resist a request made from this stance. Instead, here are practices to increasingly losen any remaining attachment or demand energy -- and open our hearts to ourselves and others while we make requests.


Needs Cards

Learning Tool •  1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes

Print-and-cut these 71 needs cards for one-on-one, partner or group activities, to help support the pratice of empathy. Includes nine blank cards for you to customize.


NVC Flow

Learning Tool •  1 - 2 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Learning Tool
1 - 2 minutes

This single-page handout illustrates the steps to translating habitual judgements and actions into OFNR.


Some Ideas for Using the Feelings & Needs Cards

Practice Exercise •  4 - 6 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Practice Exercise
4 - 6 minutes

This guide features three activities that use feelings and needs cards: two verions of "Feelings and Needs Poker" and one for "Self-Empathy". Great for practicing alone, with a partner, or in a group.


Starting and Maintaining a NVC Practice Group

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

This article explores ways of starting and maintaining NVC study groups and practice groups. It offers recommended reading support materials and poses questions to consider for structuring and organizing the group.


 
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