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NVC Course Recordings for beginners, trainers, and everyone in between, Unlock your communication potential!  (Learn Nonviolent Communication)
NVC Course Recordings for beginners, trainers, and everyone in between, Unlock your communication potential!
David K Weinstock

David K Weinstock

CNVC Certified Trainer from Washington, USA

David Weinstock is a somatic coach, CNVC Certified Trainer, master goldsmith, Aikido instructor, originator of Somatic Consensus, and author of Becoming What You Need: Practices for Embodying Nonviolent Communication. He leads community workshops in schools, prisons, businesses, communities, organizations, and corporations around the world.

David and his family live in Washington state, in an intentional community they co-founded with nine other families where consensus has been practiced since 1990.

In this excerpt, David demonstrates a gratitude practice called “The Hollow Bone”. Use this practice to appreciate your heart, this Earth, all that came before you, all your relationships, and to open yourself up to possibilities in your life.

Speaking with a united head, heart, and body is the epitome of internal NVC work. HOW do you get there? Listen as David demonstrates his formula for connecting all three areas: 1) ignition; 2) get the big picture; and 3) Break it down: practice, correct, practice, correct!

How do you build new learning paths and change old practices? Listen as David presents the elements of somatic practice — including those that build new learning paths — and discover where that learning “sweet spot” is!

  • Learn physical, emotional, and linguistic practices rooted in NVC and Aikido that you can use daily to self-connect
  • Discover how these practices combine to create more inner harmony and more clarity of expression 
  • Deepen your NVC practice beyond the words by connecting to parts of your being that hold the key to your needs
  • Build your ability to listen empathically with your whole being
  • Find intuitive guidance for bridging divides
  • Connect to deep needs that have been habitually ignored
  • Discharge the anxiety held in old, embodied reactions
  • Make decisions and take actions that align with your values 
  • Cultivate resources for more enjoyably and more capably building relationships

Here are some very basic forms and distinctions of NVC. It covers the 4 D's, OFNR, some NVC distinctions, tips, quotes from Marshall Rosenberg, and "feelings and needs" lists, and more. As with any art, these rudiments necessarily must be learned, practiced, understood, embodied and then let go of so as not to become rote and block creativity.

In listening to what our emotions tell us, and embracing what we do not know, we begin the path of courage. Even though our culture tells us not to, revealing our imperfections is where we can deeply connect. Living our lives more courageously honest, can shift us towards inspiring one another. Read on for how some people experienced this in coming together to transform one woman's heroine addiction.

Mourning, grief and celebration is a way to connect with what we love and want to honor.  In this trainer tip we learn that these three things can become a way for us to understand our emotions regarding our losses and appreciations.

Speaking with a united head, heart, and body is the epitome of internal NVC work. HOW do you get there? Listen as David demonstrates his formula for connecting all three areas: 1) ignition; 2) get the big picture; and 3) Break it down: practice, correct, practice, correct!

How do you build new learning paths and change old practices? Listen as David presents the elements of somatic practice — including those that build new learning paths — and discover where that learning “sweet spot” is!

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