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On Self-Empathy: An Exploration of Connecting to our Needs

Video •  8 minutes
Introductory Skill Level
Video
8 minutes

What is self-empathy? Mary Mackenzie leads you on an exploration of self-empathy through an exercise that will show you how you can easily connect more deeply with your needs.


Going Deep: Understanding Your Own and Others’ Deeper Motivations

Practice Exercise •  n/a
Intermediate Skill Level
Practice Exercise
n/a

 One of the premises in NVC is that behind all behavior and expressions are Universal Human Needs as the deeper motivators. And one of the key distinctions in NVC is that between Needs and Strategies. Try Alan's exercise called  "Peeling the Layers of the Onion, " a process for uncovering these needs — the deeper motivations — that underlie words and behaviors we may find disturbing or puzzling.


Tips for the Road Series: Tip 5. Separate Needs from Outcomes and Strategies

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

Eric Bowers explains how needs and strategies correlate to different brain hemispheres, and how relaxing into our needs opens us to greater possibilities.


Taste of Compassionate Leadership Series: Celebrating Love

Audio •  45 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
45 minutes

Celebrate love with Rodger Sorrow! Listen in as Rodger discusses a range of topics such as defining love, religion and love, and how to handle unloving responses.


Taste of Compassionate Leadership Series: The Power of Forgiveness

Audio •  48 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
48 minutes

Delve into the power of forgiveness with Rodger Sorrow! Listen in as Rodger explores 3 areas: asking for forgiveness, when it's hard to forgive, and forgiving ourselves.


Managing Collectively: New, Empowered Ways to Get Things Done

Audio •  1 hour, 8 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 8 minutes

Enjoy Dian's overview of the 4-step model and its application to the workplace. Learn how NVC can help you: generate intrinsic motivation… discover creative solutions… create greater accountability and buy-in…reinforce behaviors you like and change others… and experience a LOT more fun, joy and aliveness at work!


Taste of Compassionate Leadership Series: From Flipping Your Lid to Flipping the Script

Audio •  1 hour
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
1 hour

Join Jim Manske for practice exercises that will help you navigate away from reactivity toward a more compassionate way of being in the world.


Taste of Compassionate Leadership Series: Receiving the Word "No"

Audio •  34 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
34 minutes

Join Jori and Jim Manske to explore, learn and practice the art of receiving the word "no," re-framing it from fear into fun.


Taste of Compassionate Leadership Series: Mourning and Celebration

Audio •  35 minutes
Beginner Skill Level
Audio
35 minutes

Join Jori and Jim Manske to explore, learn and practice an NVC approach to mourning and celebration.


Working for Transformation without Recreating the Past: Social Change and Nonviolence - Introduction

Audio •  1 hour
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour

Want things to change in your community, but feel frustrated or don’t know what to do? Miki’s intriguing overview of how to apply the principles of NVC to social change movements may have the exact blend of inspiration and ideas you’re seeking!